OO Scale Class 28 Lancashire and Yorkshire Locomotives

Have any questions or tips and advice on how to build those bits that don't come ready made.
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OO Scale Class 28 Lancashire and Yorkshire Locomotives

Postby JLK2707 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:27 am

Where can I buy a kit for an 0-6-0 Class 28 Lancashire and Yorkshire Locomotive? Please tell me asap as I would just love to get one for a Christmas present this year.

This would basically be a company who would ship to Australia too.

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Re: OO Scale Class 28 Lancashire and Yorkshire Locomotives

Postby Brossard » Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:03 am

There's a kit for the Cl 28 in the catalogue: http://www.craftsmanmodels.co.uk/

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Re: OO Scale Class 28 Lancashire and Yorkshire Locomotives

Postby JLK2707 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:46 am

I am also just wondering if anybody has ever managed to scratch build one of these.

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Re: OO Scale Class 28 Lancashire and Yorkshire Locomotives

Postby b308 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:01 am

You asked for a kit which is what that link was for. Being a brass kit it will not be easy to build up, though if you have experience in soldering brass then you shouldn't have any issues. If your experience only goes as far as Airfix plastic kits then I wouldn't suggest buying one!

Looking at the loco i suspect that you could build an "approximation" by "bashing" a suitable RTR 0-6-0 tender loco and using some plasticard for the cab and tender and some of the detailing bits (such as chimneys, etc.) that they list in their catalogue.

"Scratch building" is building of something from "scratch", i.e. flat brass plate or plasticard, rather then the assembly of a kit, though to build the more complicated kits such as theirs you need skills close to, or the same as, those who scratchbuild!

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Re: OO Scale Class 28 Lancashire and Yorkshire Locomotives

Postby Brossard » Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:22 pm

Quite agree B308, these kinds of kits are a far cry from the Airfix sort that I, and I'm sure many others grew up with. Being able to work with brass and whitemetal, and solder same, is a necessity. Kits frequently tend to be quite old (I don't know about this one though) and designed for long obsolete drive trains. Some of the parts may not be the best and research often shows up better choices (eg: buffers and other fittings). Sometimes details are omitted from the kits requiring the diligent modeller to either procure them or make them.

It's a rite of passage of sorts to make a loco kit (or, more correctly, make a model of a loco, using the kit as raw material) and have it look good and run well. I'm in no position to preach because, while I have several kits on my shelf (including Craftsman's MR 0-4-4T), I have yet to complete one. I have made several etched chassis' though.

So, by all means, have a go. My advice would be to gain experience first by replacing the chassis of an RTR loco, like the old Hornby Jinty.

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Re: OO Scale Class 28 Lancashire and Yorkshire Locomotives

Postby mahoganydog » Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:43 pm

Hi JLK2707,

Take one Bachmann 3f preferably one that has damage of some kind (so it's cheaper to buy) and modify it using L&Y detailing parts.

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Re: OO Scale Class 28 Lancashire and Yorkshire Locomotives

Postby JLK2707 » Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:57 am

Okay, and where can I just so happen to get the L&Y detailing parts (i.e. whistles and other bits) from?

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Re: OO Scale Class 28 Lancashire and Yorkshire Locomotives

Postby Brossard » Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:03 pm

Where do I begin...?

Alan Gibson Workshop ( http://www.alangibsonworkshop.com/ ) is a great resource. Wheels, frames, fittings etc.

Markits ( http://www.markits.com/) are very good too. Known mainly for wheels.

Mainly Trains ( http://www.mainlytrains.co.uk/acatalog/index.html) carry some Gibson and Markits stuff. There is also a lot of interesting product under their own (MT) brand. These include loco steps and brake gear among other things.

I like Eileen's Emporium ( https://www.eileensemporium.com/) for the basics.

Comet Models (http://www.cometmodels.co.uk/) have a great range for locos and coaches.

High Level (http://www.highlevelkits.co.uk/) have some excellent gearboxes. The range is so broad that it can be confusing.

Dart Castings (http://www.dartcastings.co.uk/) are worth a look too, especially the MJT range.

Will that do you? :wink:

Whether all of the above have L&Y bits, I don't know, although Gibson most likely does. It's always good to have some knowledge of the superb cottage industry suppliers to the hobby. These are all people I've done business with in the past and it's always been a positive experience.

Another one, Wizard Models (http://www.wizardmodels.co.uk/FrameSetS ... M=wizabout) comes to mind. These guys just bought Comet Models. They have a an interesting selection although I haven't bought from them....yet.

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