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Modelling The Talyllyn Railway

Locomotive No 6 DOUGLAS

A model railway project to scale of 1:15 to recreate a detailed model of the Welsh narrow gauge railway's 0-4-0 well tank originally built by Andrew Barclay in Kilmarnock, Scotland.

The model utilizes an LGB 'G' Scale chassis originally from a 'Stainz' locomotive. The wheelbase is correct to the prototype but a few liberties are being taken with the chassis in order to accomodate the different valve gear configuration and electrical pickup 'skate'

Much of the construction is laser cut acrylic following drawing on Coreldraw with hand made detailing added, boiler detailing is turned in 'Tooling Board'.

The scale of 1:15 reflects the Talyllyn Railway track gauge of 2' 3".

The prototype locomotive seen here in the 1969. This is the period modelled. Photograph courtesy of Andrew Dyke

Douglas completed with figures by Hardy's Hobbies - painted by Claudia Everett

Construction Log

Cab front almost complete with windows masked using Tamiya low tack tape. Block sections are high density Tooling Board.

Cab front primered using Halfords Plastic Primer..

Chassis nearing completion, primer coat.

Cab back assembly and roof framing underway

Cab interior in primer. Pipework, Water gauges and regulator to complete.

Test assembly

Smokebox door detailing completed and sandbox fitted.

Test assembly

Smokebox door detailing completed and sandbox fitted.

Close up of Sandbox and linkages

Steam pipes pre- lagging

Figures 3D printed to 1:15 scale by Hardy's Hobbies, painting by Claudia Everett

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