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Wessexman12/02/2010 16:54:49
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Hi Everyone,
 
I want to build a 71/4" gauge model of the LBSC "Remembrance" Baltic Tank engine. I wondered if anyone knows of where I could obtain some good drawings. I believe that this engine has been modelled before but can only find reference to 5" gauge.
 
Any help, guidance, advice would be greatly appreciated.
 
This is an absolutely superb site and thanks to all concerned in making it happen.
 
Best regards
 
Keith
 
 
Chris B16/02/2010 13:36:53
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Unless someone has re-drawn the plans for 7 1/4" then you will have to work from 5" drawings and multiply everything by 1.45 (7.25/5).
I have done this with Dougal from Reeves although I used a factor of 1.5 to give more "round" numbers and just adjusted the frame spacing to suit 7 1/4" rather than 7.5" which X1.5 gives. Then you will need to make your own patterns and have access to a foundry
 
Probably not what you want to hear
 
Chris...
Wessexman16/02/2010 15:16:13
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Hi Chris,
 
Thank you very much for your response.
 
The pattern making and casting elements fortunately are not obstacles - being in the foundry business and having access to pretty good commercial sand and lost-wax moulding technologies in both ferrous and non-ferrous alloys.
 
The scaling of drawings would not cause any hardship either but do any 5" scale drawings exist for this model? I am a novice model engineer so maybe they do and I have missed them. If anyone knows of a 5" or 31/4" model of this Class and/or drawings I would most appreciative for any leads.
 
Thanks and best regards
 
Keith
Nigel Hyde16/02/2010 18:03:03
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Me to i would love to build one in 5" or 31/2 " one day !!!!
I have never seen a 3.5" or a 5" advertised though
Nigel
DMB16/02/2010 20:10:27
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Some years ago, the late Bert Perryman, member Worthing and Brighton & Hove clubs, built a 5"G model of "Remembrance" to works drawings and I remember seeing it running. It had the correct plates which read something like, "In memory of all the fallen LB&SCR employees in the Great War, 1914-1918." Dont know what happened to drawings but not in Worthing club`s Library as I`m their Librarian. I believe engine accepted by York Transport Museum, so you could try them to see if you can view it.
Wessexman16/02/2010 20:46:11
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Thanks vey much for your responses.
 
I have just checked with the ME magazine reference list and have found 6 references in our esteemed magazine. They are given below. I wondered if anyone could elaborate on any of these references. They include one on the 5" gauge model by A.C. Perryman, mentioned by John Coleman.
 
Thanks and best regards
 
Keith
 
 
 
Volume Issue Page Category Title Author
122 3054 90 Postbag Remembrance G.Goldring
141 3507 175 Exhibition Model Engineer Exhibition 1975. Locomotives Class A Peter Dupen
141 3511 411 Postbag Remembrance L.C.V.New
165 3879 232 On Shed (continued) Locomotive Cabs Martin Evans
165 3885 588 Smoke Rings Remembrance - a Model Sought Editor
180 4061 203 On Shed The London Brighton & South Coast Railway Martin Evans
 

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