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Ouse Valley Modeller

No not Syd and Eddie. I have been working on another two Rustons that are at different ends of the size spectrum in 4mm scale! A Judith Edge Ruston & Hornsby 165DS 0-4-0 DM and a Brian Madge Ruston LB

The Judith Edge kit is intended to build one of the two locos bought by BR in 1956 but you can adapted the kit to do one of the industrial versions and this is what I have done. The Ruston 165’s came in three different varieties. A DS (Mechanical), DE (Electric) and DH (Hydraulic). The later locos had a different cab front but you can build any of the earlier versions from the kit. The main external differences are the jackshaft arrangement, front grill, handrail positions and exhaust position. Some also had different bonnet doors which would mean making your own to add to the kit.
Having decided I…

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