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The Tender Behind (and other stories)

A build list – a good idea

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With the main loco body essentially complete, attention turns to the back half of the loco. Again cast buffers from my favourite source have been fitted and a drawhooks will also be fitted. As the old Bachmann tender comes it has a load of moulded and rather uninspiring faux ‘coal’ load which I’ve removed by careful scoring with a scribing tool. So that it didn’t look like a full load of coal in the tender, I’ve further doctored the ‘inside’ of the tender to a profile approximate to what would actually be inside this type of vehicle. Not having seen inside an LNER 4200 gallon type, I can’t vouch for the overall correctness of the way I’ve angled it, but since it’s going to be hiding under a part load of coal it shouldn’t be too obviously out!

I’ve also been looking at my intended ‘new build’ programme for this…

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