Hello all, I am a new member interested in live steam and General home machining projects. I have been involved in model engineering for 50 years and have built a 5 inch gauge Simplex locomotive and currently building a 3.5 inch Marquess as described by Martin Evans in the ME around 1993. This loco is a K1 as designed by Arthur Peppercorn for the LNER. The next person I know to be building this Loco will be the first so I hope there is someone out there to bounce some of my questions off. Looking forward to being involved in the forum especially in 3.5 inch live steam. Sam
Next week I am going to Scotland and I am booked to ride ‘The Jacobite’ which should be hauled by the K1 which is the Marquesss that I am building. I hope to get lots of close up photos. I will be very disappointed if they substitute a different steam loco and devastated if it’s a diesel.