Not sure if castings are still available, they used to be supplied by the long defunct Live Steam Services of London. You'd only really need the wheel castings though. Mark Wood does them but sit down before you look at the prices.
Would be nice to include the middle cylinder, even in G1. It's sacrilege to build a multi cylinder job with only the outside cylinders
Many thanks John, Do you think this is a project worth tackling or will I be for ever hunting the parts. I rather fancied doing something a little bigger but I think G1 is big enough for now. The 'DEE' or another G1 loco I think would be good as thats the only track size I have ....... for now ;D.
if you can get the castings then go for it! The V2's are lovely looking engines. I think it was described with both coal and gas firing. I can send you copies of the articles if you are interested. Keep a look out on Ebay for bits and full size drawings.
Yes that would be great if you could send any info you may have. I would like to tackle this one now that I feel a bit more confident with the new skills I have acquired. It also would be a shame to scrap what looks like an interesting chassis. I will happily reimburse any postage costs etc if required. I have also sent you my Email address check your PM.
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Many thanks for the advice and links, I will check these out. I have recommended this site to a friend recently telling him what a great bunch of friendly folk there are on it who are willing to share and advise and chat in general on any ME subject, I think that without this site my projects would still be dreams. once again many thanks.
thanks for the info, I'm looking at starting this project if I can source all the castings, wheels etc. but I need to finish off my other loco first before I get stuck into this one, it would be nice to have something else to fiddle with when waiting for the paint to dry on the 'Project'. ;D
It is for two sets of castings though. The price isn't too bad if you want that kind of thing. You could build one and then sell the spares if you don't use them. Alternatively build two and sell one to fund the next project?
Member of MESNI (Model Engineer Society of Northern Ireland), too many projects really! Ex Bluebell Railway fireman and loco restorer; Baxter, North London Tank, Adams Radial and C class.
I'm trying to get a confirmation to support my memory but my recollection is that the owner of Locosteam (Dave Phillips) sold the business and within a short time the new owner had to close due, as Ace quotes above, to health problems. I recall it came as rather a surprise and a disappointment. It is my understanding in the aftermath of the closing several interested parties approached the owner to acquire and continue the business but those were rejected. If I discover the facts of the case are different from my sketchy recollections I'll post a correction. There are lots of people who would like to see this range revived and available again.
Projects and toys; Victoria 46" steam launch 3 1/2" Lickham Hall (To be built as 6990 "Witherslack Hall") (Have a fully sprung rolling loco. NEED CYLINDERS!!!) 3 1/2" Ivy Hall air running chassis(to be built as 6989 "Wightwick Hall")(need tender and boiler) 3 1/2" Tich (2 of us building it) 5" Battery electric loco in working order. Sale ME club - www.waltonparktrains.co.uk/index.htm