Rebuilt Patriot

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  1. paul blythe

    paul blythe Full Member

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    After much measuring and comparing with drawings i've concluded the the supposed patriot kit is indeed a rebuilt jubilee. I can only assume either Acme didn't know the difference or they decided to market it as a Patriot to increase potential sales as there where only ever two Jubilees rebuilt and quite a few more Patriots. This leaves me with two locos to model, Comet or Phoenix. The second kit I purchased is the same kit but it apears the frames are missing and have been replaced with some Royal Scott ones which aren't quite right. By luck i managed to pick up a pair of etches for a jubilee chassis on ebay. The picture shows one of these. They are withing a fraction of a millimeter to the acme jubilee/patriot etches so i will use them on the second one.

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  2. paul blythe

    paul blythe Full Member

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    The previous post led me to consider if i actually want to build both of the rebuilt jubilees. Ive been wanting to build an original jubilee for some time but they are surprisingly scarce in kit form unless you go for the very expensive DJH kit. This led me to consider weather I could unrebuild one of the acme kits. Basically by using the spare set of castings in the first kit (it came with a full set of rebuilt and rebuilt loco castings) and scratchbuilding the boiler i could build an original jubilee. Having access to Autocad ive knocked up some 3d models for these exact parts. If i get these 3d printed the cost of both locos will still be considerablly less than buying 1 DJH kit so it is worth it financially and also for the fun and challenge of actually doing it.

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    i realise ive posted these on the wrong thread they should be on mine lol is there a way of moving them
     
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    Andy_Sollis Staff Member Moderator

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    You need to speak to Dundee.. I don’t have the access for that
     
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  5. York Paul

    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    Its been a long time ago but finally the correct (for the time period I'm modeling) tender for Sir Frederick Harrison is now complete and primer painted. On the left is the original all welded tender which will now be paired with an 8F and the new rivetted tender for the Patriot loco on the right.

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    The difference between the both tenders apart from the rivets is the welded tender has a lower footplate because the 8F cab floor is lower than the Patriot loco.

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    With both tenders side by side the different footplate levels can be seen.

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    Finally the side view, next stop the paint shop. The welded tender will be all over unlined black with lion and wheel emblem and the rivetted tender will be painted in Loco green with passenger lining and emblem... at least I have a head start on the 8F when that gets built.

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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    NICE !!!!! :thumbs:

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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    Thanks Paul ... its been a bit of a while coming but these builds are going the way I need them to go... I just wasn't happy with 45531 having the welded tender.... it looked so wrong for the time period I'm aiming for.
     
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