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A beginners locomotive

which locomotive for a beginner

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Steve Purves08/08/2010 11:49:52
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Have you thought about Don Youngs Hunslet, modelled on the quarry hunslets of north wales?
I'm building one as my first loco, its coming along nicely. There is plenty of literature about it and there's readily available castings and boiler. The size of it makes it a good passenger hauler whilst sounding 'bigger' its still manageable! I'm currently working on a laser cut cab/tank kit with so there will be fair amount of laser cut parts available!
see my Flikr page for some photo's! 
Many regards
Steve Purves 

Edited By Steve Purves on 08/08/2010 11:52:10

Edited By Katy Purvis on 01/06/2015 09:24:16

Vincent Shaw-Morton09/08/2010 18:00:28
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Hi Everyone,
I can't belive it was April when I made my the first post, and thanks for all your replies.
Well I made a decision around two months ago, and since then have been just been mulling over my choice, along with chatting to various people in the know ever since.
I have decided upon Don Young's 7 1/4" Newport.
Now this is quite a jump up the scale, not least in terms of  cost, let alone weight.
However I am very fortunate to have John Dean as a good friend who won a gold a couple of years ago for his Beatie Well Tank in 7 1/4". Also he has a copy of the original construction series published by Don Young in the nineties, which I have scanned in and now have a copy of my own.
On reading the articles I found  that it is actually intended as a relatively simple model, not stricly aimed at the beginner, but should none the less should be a relatively straightforward build, despite having inside cylinders. The builder is actually also pretty simple too, having a straight barrel, and is 'unwasted'
So in any event I have decided to go with the Newport, after having succsesfully completed my Polly course with SMEE (which I can thoroughly recommend)
Best Wishes
Vincent Shaw-Morton16/12/2010 10:02:07
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To see how I am making progress on the Newport follow this link
Best Wishes
Del Greco26/03/2020 12:01:15
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Hello All, and sorry to revive such an old thread, but did anyone build the 3 1/2in. gauge Darjeeling Himilayan 0-4-0?

I am relatively new to the hobby, but am progressing steadily, (and slowly, compared to what you gents have been producing!!)

This is Loco a really nice looking loco, and I am considering it as a build...

Also, re the back issues for it, do I simply need to take out a subscription, and I get access to all the back issues?

I've trawled through the Forum and found multiple threads, but none of the images or links seem to work any more.

If anybody has any drawings/links they are able to forward over to me, that would be greatly appreciated.

Also, from some of the threads, it seems there was a delay/gap in the plans for this loco in the ME mag. Is this correct, or does the mag contain the full instructions? I also saw that apparently there were some mistakes in the drawings. Were these ever rectified?

Kindest Regards,


An Other26/03/2020 14:14:26
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Del - sent you a PM - An

An Other30/03/2020 18:11:22
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Sorry to put this here, folks - Del - can you contact me re drawings? - your inbox is full.

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