Highland Railway Drummond 0-4-4T Passenger Tank

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  1. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    This is a post of intent - while ordering up wheels for the Class 26 and J79 I thought I may as well order the wheels for my first O gauge scratch build - well my first computer aided scratch build


    Just a taster

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    The intention is to make the chassis with the wee cnc machine, and a combination of brass and 3d resin printed parts for the superstructure

    This may be a while, as I have to learn how to use both the software and hardware to make it.

    Paul
     
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    Kimbo Staff Member Moderator

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    Interesting project Paul :thumbup: look forward to following this build.
    Kim
     
  3. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Staff Member Administrator Feature Contributor

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    Superb Paul,

    I do love a bit of scratch building.:thumbup:
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    OOOH this is going to be good! Don't keep us in suspenders for tooo long mate :avatar::avatar:

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    Yes I thought so too. :thumbs: This is total scratch building starting totally well... from scratch :tophat:
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Jeepers - 7 months later and a wee bit of time off for good behavior, I finally made a start.

    I scanned and resized the drawing from Peter Tatlow's Highland Locomotives book, then printed to A3.

    Measured the boiler radii and started the 3D model in 123D

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    Smoke box, boiler and boiler bands.

    Then added - or is that subtracted the holes for the Chimney and Safety dome and the start of the smoke box front

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    Now the wing plates sanbox and splashers

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    The tanks start at the end of the splashers and are flush with the cab sides, which if printed as 1 piece is too big for the Anycubic printer. So a wee bit of thinking / juggling to be done.

    Paul
     
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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Excellent ....... just don't get too used to the time off. :avatar:
     
  8. Gary

    Gary Will the real Gary please stand up... Staff Member Administrator

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    I had done a little search about this engine as the name Drummond rang a bell, being the same name as the engineer who designed locos for the LSWR/SR, Dugald Drummond. But the designer of this loco, the W Class is the younger brother of Dugald, Peter Drummond !

    Looking forward to following on with the build.

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    ex Highland Railway engineers were popular down south, Stroudley, Drummond, it's how Richard (Ben Alder) managed to produce some amazing what if's by using some of the Drummond LSWR loco's as donors. Even the Terrier looked at home up North on Another Bridge - not sure how the southener would cope with a wee bit o snae :avatar:
     
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    Terriers were used north of Inverness during The Great War, along with an esoteric collection of other southerners, so managed! The Drummond brothers also left their mark on the NB, Caley and GSWR as well, with a lot of cross fertilisation between them. Proving the old adage that about all GW locos looking the same can be extended to this family's output has proved useful in my"adaptions" of their southern work.
     
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