June 18, 2009

"Staff Competition Entry"...

For those of you who've been keeping up on The Permanent Way, I've been making a new tender engine for the staff competition there.

Gavin, Sean and I decided to make models according to these rules:

The Staff Locomotive Design Challenge is a varied skill competition, which will run from:

11th April 2009


21st July 2009

Using the standard Hornby 0-6-0T chassis (as seen on the Jinty/08 Diesel and Thomas The Tank Engine Models), each participant must build an 0-6-0 tender engine.

The rules are simple.

1. The model can incorporate components from RTR sources, but must have a degree of scratch built components to be considered for nomination. The use of RTR valve gear is acceptable. Any building material is acceptable.

2. The locomotive may form a prototype or be to a unique (and original) design. If it is built to a prototype design, a photograph of the prototype in question must be included for comparison with the model when finished.

3. The livery of the locomotive can be up to the designer's discretion, however the tender of the model must incorporate "The Permanent Way" Cog Logo into its livery.

4. The Locomotive must be shown at each stage of the design and build stages. Locomotives which are not finished are still elligible for the competition, provided entries are posted before the deadline.

For the purposes of this competition, these locomotives may have their own dedicated workbench threads in the competition section of the forum.

Once the models are complete, the best photographs of the models will be placed into a voting thread. The winner of the competition is the Staff Member with the most votes from the forum members.

My model is intended to be a representation of the East Anglian J17 class of 0-6-0 tender engine - and you may remember this model:

Which now looks like this:

It now has a new ex-B12 Holden 6 wheel tender - a necessity for making a J17! I'll be making further modifications to the original LMS 3F model now LNER J17, including adding handrails, sandboxes, smokebox numberplate, and - especially for the competition - a special and unique fictitious livery. What that livery will be is a secret at present...

Until next time!

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