LB&SCR E2-X V2 - in ~2mm British N Gauge 1:148 scale with extended tanks.
Also if you want one in 2FS / 1:152 scale please make it known and it can be arranged.
The E2-X is a theoretical freelance modification to the extended tank E2 whereby unifying the running plate at the lowest level and openeing the cab out the crew have more room plus coal and water capacity is slightly increased resulting in longer runs between servicing. There are some other changes that may or may not have occured too.
The E2-X has been scaled down from the 4mm version with a few details removed or tweaked and inside walls thickened to be able to print in the smaller scale. This smaller version for N gauge is intended to be used with a RTR 0-6-0 chassis from Dapol 57xx, Graham Farish Jinty etc. A little bit of fettling underneith will likely be needed depending which chassis you use. This version is a revision of the original N version whereby the backhead cab detail, floor and bunker inside wall has mostly been removed as it is found to be difficult to cut the detail out easily.
The Graham Farish 9400 Pannier Tank has been found to be a suitable donor chassis although no doubt others will too. It should be appreciated that not all possible RTR chassis combinations can be tried for obvious reasons yet this is one that can definetly fit. For the 9400 chassis the underside of the smokebox saddle will need shaving into lightly with a sharp knife and a teeny bit of the boiler underside removing. The cab sides on the inside may also need a bit of filing, same for the step insides. Other than fixing it to the chassis that's about it.
For rear fixing it is reccomended that some plastic card cut to suit chosen chassis with a hole drilled in for a screw is glued in place.
Please note - the prototype photographs sometimes showed the Smoke-Box to have rivets and other times none at all. For this reason this model has been designed as the smooth type to print better and provide a better canvas. Rivets can be added by buying transfer decals that have physical relief. DCC Concepts is one manufacturer that supplies them.
The Smoke-Box Door is loose. The cab roof is loose. The buffers are joined to the bufferbeam already.
The Boiler Pipe will need fabriacting from some Evergreen plastic rod or brass/nickel silver rod, same for the cab handrails. Refer to prototype photographs.
You will need hand rail pillars or split pins and 0.3mm or less rod for the hand rails. To make the accurate positioning and fitting easier, holes have been slightly indented on the body; they just need drilling out.
Couplings are left for the user to decide based upon preference; just pop in your preferred coupling type. Alternatively ignore that and slot a scale coupling through the rectangular hole in the buffer beam on the body.