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My English Electric 'GT3' Project.
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Great build Keith and as has been said before very interesting due to the fact that its very rarely modeled. First I have been aware of its existence.
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Over the last few days, I've managed to complete this project, so now the loco body is finally decaled and gloss varnished, it was much easier to connect the tender to the loco at this stage, necessary since I had to solder the tender pickup connections onto the loco pickup 'busbars.
Just visible is the turned over end of the 'coupling pin' attaching tender to loco.

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After having tested the loco on the rolling road, the body was then attached, and back onto the rolling road for a 'running in' session. All running smoothly so far.

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Rear quarter view.

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Side on view.

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.....and finally, doing what I built it for, pulling a train! Despite the relatively small size of the motor, due I guess to the chosen gearbox ratio, it does the business. As a project, I reckon it's taken me over a month from start to completion, with a few 'blips' along the way due to delays with missing parts/failed motor etc, plus one or two suppliers who were.....how shall I put this.....a little slower at supplying ordered parts than I would have wished, but I got there in the end. Now on to the next project which I confess I have already started in the occasions when I was awaiting parts/ paint drying/ Araldite curing etc, a BR/SR Class "01" using the chassis from the cheap new Hornby "Jinty" loco I bought a couple of months ago.
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She looks great Keith :thumbs:, well done mate :thumbsup:.

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Keith,

I think your paint choice has turned out to be a good solution. Looks great!



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I'll need to do a bit of light weathering, possibly around exhaust and train heating boiler outlets, but that'll be about it I reckon as it was seemingly kept pretty clean during the test runs. Other than that, it'll stay much as it is now.
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