Accucraft Hunslet "Sympetrum".
New Build-the Lawrig!
I had, some time ago acquired a "Baldrig" body kit from Simply7/8ths. This was a lovely nickel silver etched body kit that needed soldering together etc. Now it was designed for the Accucraft Edrig/Ragleth body, but being a bit weird I decided I would go down a different route. I wanted a bigger loco so ordered a Lawley running chassis and boiler from Accucraft. This ment that I needed to fiddle quite a bit to fit the body.
The Commander is hoping it will be useful as a second steam locomotive to support Evelyn in hauling the trains of goods around the island as it is a powerful little beast and will be especially useful at harvest time and peak periods of traffic and it will free up Evelyn for the more prestigious passenger traffic in the summer months.
Edrig. Live Steam. Now "EVELYN"
Now back in service with a new pressure gauge thanks to Accucraft UK!!
The new bodywork is currently being painted, the first coat of brass etch is drying as I type...more news later!
The new chimney is also undercoated...
Evelyn's new clothes!
The other modification I did was whilst she was stripped back to bare brass was to add some beading around the cab front sheet. I was going to add it to the tanks too, but decided on trying it I liked her better without. I think she needs a Lamp of some sort... I reckon I'll be buying a job lot as I have the other two awaiting lamps too!
Any way here she is on a skip train through the new station area.....
On test on Simon Harris's line.
At home on a passenger service.
LGB Conversion- the evolution of a locomotive.
Now comes the fun bit, converting it into a passable 1/12th or 7/8ths loco....
Bit of video I took on its first run.....