I am in the process of obtaining a partly built Britannia , 3.5", with all/most castings from a old friend. It comes with the LO81 drawings and completed frames, wheels, coupling rods and smokebox. So still a lot to do!
Now I am looking for a way to obtain a reprint or scan of the articles of LBSC, published in ME 104-109 ? And tips to any follow-on articles on modifications and improvements.
My first step will probably be to redraw the drawings in SolidWorks in Metric in order to obtain better insight in the design. In case anyone has Solidworks drawings to share, I would be much helped.
i cant help im afraid although i have a complete set of ME's covering the period,
just beware of the boiler design and the awful throatpate...have a look at jim's excellent BOADICEA thread with his superb double flanged throatplate. one of the most difficult boilers to make successfully to LBSC's drawings IMHO, and you might find your club boiler inspector a bit 'iffy' about the original boiler nowadays.
The other way is to use one of the index web sits for the Britannia build serie, keep an eye on eBay for the volumes being sold. Get the volumes and put them through a scanner and then you have a PDF copy to print, get dirty, print again.
I did this for the series by Martin Evens on the 2-6-4 Jubilee. I ended up buying about 16 volumes , I only needed 4, but each bundle of 4 volumes cost me ten pounds. A bit of time at the weekend and I now have an electronic copy of the 1958 build series.
My other problem was as I live in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, myhobbystore would not let me buy a PDF copy of the build series as I live in a country they do not ship to. A bit of a shame as they were going to email my purchase to me, go figure. !!!
But I scored a big bonus I have a great collect of reading matter, so much interesting info and articles, so much better than today's magazines and to think ME was a weekly published magazine, impressive.
For magazines that are over 50 years old they are still in great condition.
DaveT Kuala Lumpur
In the nice, warm (all year round) SE Asia (Kuala Lumpur, 24C overnight & 36C during the day) just a bit humid at times.
I think there is very little chance of people answering questions here because this is in the section on Modelworks products and not many look at this section now, For questions on the LBSC design they would be better asked on the general board, if necessary start a new thread and I am sure a response will appear fron somewhere. George Ray
I'm a member of ADMES the Andover & District Model Engineering Society