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Produced as a commissioned item, this model represents a steam tram locomotive as commonly used in the Edwardian Era. While freelance and modelled for standard gauge, it is heavily based on engines from the 3’6”-gauge Moseley Road Tramway, Birmingham (c.1904). It is designed with a separate roof to aid detailing, painting and fitting a crew.
IMPORTANT: while most models available here have been pre-tested and known to work, this scratch-aid has not been printed/tested by myself, so while the measurements appear correct it is considered strictly experimental.
(Note: various materials are provided, however, WSF and BSF will require more preparation for smooth painting that FUD and FED.)
The following additional parts need to be sourced separately to complete (web links given as examples only):
Tenshodo aka Hanazono motor bogie, 24.5mm wheelbase, 10.5 diameter wheels (spoked or disk):
http://motorbogies.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_22&products_id=240&zenid=altif4dnkrvi8rob03nulftj47 (conversely an unpowered chassis is separately available at https://www.shapeways.com/product/HX5ZSAD6M/00-unpowered-tender-chassis
Screw-fit coupling (best to just glue/pin – mounting point included in the buffer with a pre-formed slot in the skirting): Hornby Spares - Coupling Unit and Screws - A1X Terrier - Pack of 1
Weight will be necessary – the boiler is hollow and there is ample space for lead strips around the chassis and boiler where required.
I hope you enjoy this unusual and eye-catching model.