Work to date comprises:
In addition there is a quantity of unmachined castings, including lost wax components from Doug Hewson, as well as fittings, reverser gears, whistle etc as shown.
Still a long way to go with this one, although the chassis could be completed to air running stage with little more expenditure than some stock steel material. For those short of time, these days there is much help at hand to fast track the build:
Model Engineers Laser stock a comprehensive range of profiled parts for both locomotive and tender, including tender frames, tank and locomotive platework including cab and smoke deflectors - there's a comprehensive list here.
Our friends at 17D, well on with their own batch of finely detailed Britannias in this gauge, can provide virtually every part imaginable, including many beautifully detailed lost wax castings - they have a complete page dedicated to Britannias here.
|gauge||7 1/4 inch|
|wheel material||cast iron|
|axlebox type||split cast iron|
|cylinder material||cast iron|
|boiler type||locomotive with combustion chamber|
|boiler construction||all welded|
|safety valve type||spring|