Saturday, 17 October 2009

2mm BR Class 9F 2-10-0 Evening Star (Fence Houses Foundry Kit)

Having been a member of the 2mm Association for many years i thought it was about time to make my first model, what better challenge than a 9F.

I previously modeled in N-Gauge but never produced anything substantial, then i moved up to 7mm and built one DJH Locomotive kit but my roots are with smaller scales so i returned to the 2mm.

I was too late to plan and enter anything for the Jubilee Layout Challenge so my plan is to produce a working locomotive fit for a layout instead. Why a 9F? well i saw the kit from Bob Jones and just had to have it and hopefully over the coming months my blog will encourage others to get cracking with their models.

I have chosen to model the last steam locomotive built by BR the Evening Star, the first thing i did was visit the real thing in the Swindon Locomotive Works Museum.

The kit from Bob Jones is very well presented and prepared with comprehensive instructions on CD rom.

As you can see there are many bits (very daunting to a first time 2mm modeler).

The tender chassis, as you can see i am using the Simpson 'springing' system, better be worth it!

progress so far, tender frame built along with the tender footplate.
More updates to follow shortly once i have stopped dropping bits on the carpet floor!!!