Recently retired and now have time for all the projects I didn’t have time for when working(it’s a long, long list) including my first live steam scratch build, Norman Spinx´s Britannia. I know, worst loco to start on and the castings have been with me since 1988! I am not a novice but I am not an expert. Just after some help or a nudge in the right direction when I need it. In return I think I can keep you entertained with my progress. Any takers on the job of „MINDER“?
Hi and welcome I am also new to this forum and also very new to model engineering but I have jumped in with both feet and gone and started a Rob Roy. As JonL says one bite at a time I always take each component as a mini project but bear in mind what it fits to. Look forward to seeing your build progress
Good to have another Brit builder on the forum. The Spink drawings were, I believe, a redrawing of the Perrier drawings but a lot neater. They will produce a very serviceable loco but are a bit lacking in detail. How far you go with detail is a personal choice but there are a few Britannia threads on this forum to help you. As for a first loco, 70018 Flying Dutchman is my first loco as well. Either way, welcome aboard.
One of these jumped into our laps at a recent Club Auction for £300 reserve price as we did not have any takers. Ebay was to be her next station!!! The chassis is currently on loan to a friend as he has a passion for these and far more room.
We also take in abandoned Lathes and give them a loving home. A Nigel Gresley or O1 LNER model also in 5" was given a home a day later. When there was room in the car.
David and Lily.
Builder of far too many projects, but I love them all. The more Locomotives you have building, the more solutions to other Projects Problems get Solved. Reworking Simplex into a Fowler Complex. Making a Jinty more to scale. And going up a size in the shape of a Jessie.