Friday, 23 March 2018

GWR County (1000 Class): More Modelling WIP


Continuing from our last blog post, the County receives a thorough riveting. Seen here with a temporary British Railways lining to help get the correct placement.


And finally the engine is complete - on both sides!



Next task was the tender. These tenders were rather unique, being an 8'6" wide version of the 8' Hawksworth tender and built specifically for the Counties. They held 7 tons of coal and 4000 gallons of water as well as being fitted with a water scoop for additional collection en-route.



The basic outline takes shape and then we add the details.



Due to the location of the tools in a "tunnel" on the left hand side of the tender it's a tricky task to create a coal load that will animate as it's used. Here we have WIP images of a coloured coal load (in about 4 parts) to check that it can seamlessly run down without leaving large gaps or breaking through other parts of the tender.
Also seen are some small piles of coal overspill - a common sight on working engines that were filled via large coaling stations.



So that gives us an engine and a tender...



Next up, the cab!

5 comments:

  1. we got the last gwr 4-6-0 almost done

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  2. Amazing is this going to be available on steam

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    1. Thank you :-) Yes it will be on Steam

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  3. Your welcome. What do you think your next engine will be

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  4. You should make the E2s available on steam that would be an amazing tank engine they look so good in the black and brown livery

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