Groudle Glen coach

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I`ve just about completed a 7/8ths model of one of the Groudle Glen `toastrack` coaches, in advance of receiving an Accucraft `Sea Lion` locomotive, which is due later this year.

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Lovely detail - a good job on a nice kit.
 

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Now that´s very impressive. Had to blink to check that I wasn´t looking at the real Thing :eek:
 

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stockers said:
Lovely detail - a good job on a nice kit.

It isn't a kit -everything is scratchbuilt apart from the wheels and brake handwheels...
 
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Hat's off here, superb coaches 8)
 

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Very nice indeed :D
 

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I too had to look more than once to see that what I was looking at was a model and not the real thing. Even now I'm not convinced.
 

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That is what I call scratching-building : at its' finest!
 

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WOW !

Fantastic work!
 

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Just plain excellent,nothing else just excellent :)
 

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Any chance you have a drawing you could share and any info on how you built your coach.
I ask because I need to build my own, thanks.

David
 

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It isn't a kit -everything is scratchbuilt apart from the wheels and brake handwheels...
Even more impressed now I know this. Marvellous detailing and attention to detail

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Any chance you have a drawing you could share and any info on how you built your coach.
I ask because I need to build my own, thanks.

David
Somewhere I have a set of drawings that appeared in Narrow Gauge Times in the 1970's, and which moved from house to house as a 'one day' project. Then the day came...

If you are going to the NGRS in a few weeks' time I could give them to you there, and you could see the coaches in the flesh.
 

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Even more impressed now I know this. Marvellous detailing and attention to detail

Rik
Praise indeed from you, Rik: thank you. Like many here, I have read your modelling write-ups in awe.
 

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Somewhere I have a set of drawings that appeared in Narrow Gauge Times in the 1970's, and which moved from house to house as a 'one day' project. Then the day came...

If you are going to the NGRS in a few weeks' time I could give them to you there, and you could see the coaches in the flesh.
Thanks for the offer, unfortunately Peterborough is 7 hours each way which is a bit too far for 3 hours at a show. Hopefully next year well be able to spend more time enjoying the show.

I am sure we'd all enjoy so more photos of your coaches to drool over.


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If I'm honest, they have been put away: I traded my live steam Sea Lion (looked beautiful, but was a tad smokebox heavy, and a bit frantic in operation) for a Caledonia eighteen months ago. I was never happy with the mix of scales, so something had to give. I've got four toastracks (three in running condition) and a couple of scratchbuilt 'new' bogie coaches, plus a scratchbuilt BEV loco. Maybe I'll run them again one day; but then again...
 

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If I'm honest, they have been put away: I traded my live steam Sea Lion (looked beautiful, but was a tad smokebox heavy, and a bit frantic in operation) for a Caledonia eighteen months ago. I was never happy with the mix of scales, so something had to give. I've got four toastracks (three in running condition) and a couple of scratchbuilt 'new' bogie coaches, plus a scratchbuilt BEV loco. Maybe I'll run them again one day; but then again...
Was your Sea Lion manual or r/c controlled?

This'll be my first loco so I hope it isn't too frantic in operation.

I've seen a video of a Sea Lion at the head of a train of 15mm scale IoM coaches and it did look to out of place.
My chosen scale is 1:22.5 so I'm hoping Sea Lion will fit in with my growing collection.

I look forward to seeing some photos if you dig the coaches out for Peterborough.

David
 

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Was your Sea Lion manual or r/c controlled?

This'll be my first loco so I hope it isn't too frantic in operation.

I've seen a video of a Sea Lion at the head of a train of 15mm scale IoM coaches and it did look to out of place.
My chosen scale is 1:22.5 so I'm hoping Sea Lion will fit in with my growing collection.

I look forward to seeing some photos if you dig the coaches out for Peterborough.

David
She was two channel r/c; when I say frantic, it is probably more to do with the diameter of the driving wheels compared to my Accucraft Peveril.

I've found the box and had the new bogie coaches out this afternoon: I built them two/three years ago. I made everything except for the wheels; the contrasting panels are varnished MDF and sycamore veneer.

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Hauled by a most unprototypical Tin Turtle:
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