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...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.
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.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.
Was your Sea Lion manual or r/c controlled?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...
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.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.