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GWR 517 Class Body Shell (1473 Fair Rosamund) 3d printed

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White Strong & Flexible Polished
GWR 517 Class Body Shell (1473 Fair Rosamund) 3d printed
GWR 517 Class Body Shell (1473 Fair Rosamund) 3d printed

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GWR 517 Class Body Shell (1473 Fair Rosamund)

  • 3D printed in White Strong & Flexible Polished: White nylon plastic polished to reveal a smooth matte finish.
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00 Gauge, 1:76, 4mm/Foot

The GWR Armstrong 517 Class 0-4-2T locomotives were built by the Great Western Railway at their Wolverhampton Works, in several batches between 1868 and 1885. This particular version represents the Woodstock branch locomotive No 1473 in its later condition. This locomotive was based at Oxford for most of its life and was named "Fair Rosamund".

The print is designed to fit the HORNBY 00 gauge 14XX chassis (Originally made by Airfix and later by Dapol) as a result it is approximately 4mm longer than it should be for this particular batch of 517s. Three rivits have also been removed from the tank sides to allow the name plate (not supplied) to be fitted.

In addition to the chassis you will need the following:

Handrails, lamp irons etc
Hornby Pannier Tank Chimney cap*
GWR Safety Valve Cover (from the 14XX)
Buffers (Slatters Ref 4908 GWR Dean/Churchward/Armstrong)
Vacuum brake pipes
name and number plates
paint and transfers.

To enable the model to print, the bore of the chimney is slightly too small for the original screw so will need to be opened out gently. I used a small flat blade screwdriver to acheive this.

The curved surfaces on the body willalso need some smoothing to remove ridges.

Slots are provided in the buffer beam to allow Screw link couplings to be fitted (also not supplied).

The chassis will need some modifications to represent this particular prototype (remove the outside frames around the trailing wheels and sand boxes).

The same chimney cap is also used on Hornby's Holden 101 0-4-0T bodies and the old Tri-ang "Lord of the Isles".


What's in the Box
GWR 517 Class Body Shell (1473 Fair Rosamund)
White Strong & Flexible Polished
10.9 cm
4.3 cm
3.4 cm

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