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James Laird10/02/2021 18:53:53
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Hi there,

New to this but not entirely uneducated and I can find out/research plenty on how to do stuff and I'm not afraid to ask!

I'm currently about to build a Stuart S50 and probably another one or two of their kits.

Looking a bit further ahead I fancy machining/building a live stream locomotive and It seems like a good choice would be the 3.5" guage Rob Roy 0-6-0 and the cast/cut parts from Blackgates Engineering.

Are there any other interesting alternatives before I start buying the plans and stockpiling parts and materials?

I've ordered the Rob Roy and William book that's available and look forward to reading that .

Thanks ion advance


br10/02/2021 19:27:39
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Welcome on board

Also worth asking on the MECH forum which has a much larger locomotive membership.


James Laird10/02/2021 21:27:09
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Hi Bill,

MECH Forum?

James Laird10/02/2021 21:47:00
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All good Bill, Model Engineering Clearing House... Thanks

br11/02/2021 08:29:34
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Sorry James

Should have spelt it out

I see you have arrived there and lots of helpful comments already.

Not a railwayman myself, but my son belongs and his first choice he is currently buiding is a 5 inch Sweet Pea.


Peter Seymour-Howell11/02/2021 09:32:46
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Hi James

I answered your question on the MECH forum.. good luck with your future build.


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