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Old 04-20-2017, 03:25 PM
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3 historic Locos

I've been making a few steam driven vehicles recently and some very small buildings. I decided to join the two and made some very small trains.

These are the Micromodels trio. I decided that the original card was too thick so I printed the parts on 120 paper. Fun isn't a word I would use to describe the build. As any micromodeller will know, the instructions are not the best and while it was easy to find reference pictures for two of the trains, there are almost none of the Puffing Billy, so I'm still not sure if the loco is facing the right way.

To give you an idea of the size - the base is 11x10cm.

Despite the frustration, I'm sure this won't be my last micromodel. I have plenty more - mostly bought at the price show on the packing - the "old money" when 12 pence were a shilling and 20 shillings were a pound!

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Old 04-20-2017, 04:06 PM
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Like the look of these miniatures! Easier to store too. Won't need to go in the skip!

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Old 04-20-2017, 04:10 PM
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I think it is facing the right way, but not 100% sure.

Saw a photo of a model in the Smithsonian and found this note:
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The original locomotive was built in the years 1813 and 1814, and is now in the Science Museum in London.
Original Model: Weight: 8.3 tons. Cylinder: 9" bore x 36" stroke. Driving Wheels: 39" diameter.
Maybe someone could visit and ask
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Old 04-20-2017, 04:21 PM
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A beautiful set of historic locomotives.

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Old 04-20-2017, 04:39 PM
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Fantastic looking models, although very small. Just makes it all the more incredible.
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Old 04-20-2017, 04:53 PM
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William Hedley's Puffing Billy



Puffing Billy

Amazin' what you can find wiv Google.
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Old 04-20-2017, 05:11 PM
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https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=e...iX1NfM&imgrc=_

There are quite a few pictures of Puffing Billy around (Including lots of others using the name) but not one picture shows it towing anything ... so ascertaining which end is the front has defeated me.
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Old 04-20-2017, 07:48 PM
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Those are awesome, Mike!

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Old 04-20-2017, 09:19 PM
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Mike;
This is from the Beamish Museum near Stanley, County Durham in the UK. It looks as if you have it right.

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Old 04-21-2017, 01:37 AM
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Aaah ...but did it push or did it pull.....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZ0xOTPUMo4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_MLpJQswF4

Most likely both since loco turntables didn't appear till later.
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