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Thread: Bassett-Lowke A1 restoration as a static - help / advice needed
04/02/2021 10:00:58

Hi Dave

There’s a friendly bunch here too, thanks for your thoughts and those of others. I’ve contacted the 2 1/2” association and I know there is a stretch of appropriate track not too far from me.

I will gather my thoughts, inspect the loco in more detail when I get the chance and come back to you...

Best

Tony

03/02/2021 18:12:48

Oh, the provocation...

As I've previously admitted, I do have a passing interest and some relevant tools. Just not sure if I have the time. I'll pore over the drawings again and compare with the loco (currently, she is in lockdown 100 miles away).

I have popped an email to the 2 1/2 GA association but not John specifically...very interesting.

Thanks for all your replies (and gentle persuasion). I am encouraged to get this moving.

Edited By AJBAJB on 03/02/2021 18:13:04

03/02/2021 16:09:55

Ah - I should have stated in the thread title that she's 2 1/2" gauge, so a little bigger than you are imagining!

I agree though - well worth restoring if anybody fancies a lockdown project...

03/02/2021 13:28:48

Hello all

Possibly not the right forum, for reasons which will become apparent...but I'll give it a go anyway. I have inherited (most of) a B-L A1, construction of which was started by my grandfather, ignored by my father and now puzzled over by me. I say most of, because although I have the drawings, I haven't done a full itinerary but suspect there may be components missing. She is a methylated spirits burner, and the combination of that and the fact that I don't have all the skills required to complete the build have led me to the conclusion that finding somebody who might be interested in taking on a restoration project to get her to a presentable static standard would be a nice thing to do.

To that end...does anybody have any recommendations or desire for taking on a project like this? I'm not thinking about the cost yet - just establishing if it's feasible. I have read a fair amount of bad press about this particular kit but from a sentimental / non-running point of view, that's irrelevant.

A couple of photos...one taken recently, looking a bit worse for wear, the other in happier times (probably 50+ years ago):

bl a1 small.jpg

bl a1 old small.jpg

Thoughts welcomed...

Tony

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