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Offline John Candy


No, not an Indian takeaway ... the clue is in the photo!

John.
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Offline cabbage

It is a giant "Bombay Blue Gin" transporter?

Regards

Ralph

Offline John Candy

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It is a giant "Bombay Blue Gin" transporter?

I really like that suggestion (made me smile) but I am sure you won't be surprised to hear that it isn't!

Regards,
John.
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Offline LankyTank

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Oooh, that'll be a bit GWR loco-ish then...……...

Offline John Candy

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Oooh, that'll be a bit GWR loco-ish then...……...

Give that man a cigar!

It can be narrowed down further .... the clue is in the image.

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Offline LankyTank

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Don't know my GWR locos - but wasn't Calcutta of the Bulldog class (or, at least, one of them there 4-4-0 locomotives).

Offline John Candy

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but wasn't Calcutta of the Bulldog class

You have it!
No. 3406 (see image file name which was additional clue).

Regards,
John

P.S. More pictures soon .... remainder of the loco is a heap of bits at the moment but will soon come together once I get to work with the blow torch and 100W iron....the one that glows red!
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Offline John Candy

My "Calcutta" plates arrived today from Guilplates and they have done a superb job (as they always do).

I supplied them with the precise external radius of the splashers as measured from the model and they fit perfectly....... even the GWR green area, below the name, has been correctly coloured (I had expected to have to colour that area myself).

The loco is just being finished off with the minor detailing, prior to a good clean-up (I use Fryolux solder paint which produces clean joints but leaves quite a bit of flux residue on surrounding areas) and then into the paint shop (the tender was finished and painted some months ago).

John.
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Offline 753

John

Regarding your bogie axle box casting they are rather nice could you let me know the supplier?

Thanks

Mike

Offline John Candy

Mike,
They are supplied by Walsall Model Industries, who do various parts for the Dean "Armstrong" 4-4-0 and the Armstrong 388 Class "Standard Goods" 0-6-0.... the loco springs (see sample below) also came from them.
Regards,
John.

P.S. WMI sell quite a few G3 items which are not listed on their website.
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Offline 753

Re: Calcutta will be coming to Monkton Priors...eventually!
« Reply #10 on: May 08 2019 09:43 »
John

Thanks for the info, I think they will do nicely for the City. I am making a start on the frames today!!

Mike