Sunday, 9 October 2011

Railway type Sentinals

I was gently berated a couple of days ago by Miles Bevan for only showing a part photo of the 7mm Sentinal. Built on a cheap Hornby 0-4-0 mech from plastic sheet, a till roll and a Wrightlines chimney. For a 7mm loco (even for a narrow gauge one) it's small and the chassis has been cut-back to its limits. Other than that it's quite a simple build; as Miles put it, '...two boxes and a bit of trim.' I worked from a Tony Harwood drawing in Narrow Lines and from a mix of two prototypes: the first the 2' gauge Whinstone Quarries version,



and the 3' Clee Hill Quarry example, adding inspection flaps over the skirt cut-outs to hide the big wheels and over-length wheelbase.



The cab interior is semi-detailed but with the figure (who appears to be throwing up in the corner) blocking the door it seems hardly worth the effort.

2 comments:

  1. Nice to see that my drawing were of use.

    Tony Harwood

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  2. Very. Were there many more other than the series in NL?

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