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Peter Angus George England

Post by JMORG » Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:14 pm

Hi guys,
Looking into starting a model of Welsh Pony. I've decided to base it on the Peter Angus England using an SVS motor.
Are there anyone on this forum that is lucky enough to own one of Peters Englands? Would like a few pictures of the underside and where the boiler sits if possible?
Thanks
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Re: Peter Angus George England

Post by GTB » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:35 pm

JMORG wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:14 pm
Hi guys,
Looking into starting a model of Welsh Pony. I've decided to base it on the Peter Angus England using an SVS motor.
Are there anyone on this forum that is lucky enough to own one of Peters Englands? Would like a few pictures of the underside and where the boiler sits if possible?
Thanks
If you are going to follow Peter's loco building process, do you have a copy of his book? It is still in print at Camden and worth it as a tutorial in thinking outside the box.

https://www.camdenmin.co.uk/collections ... ve-builder

The Englands are described in the Festiniog chapter, with a couple of photos of a chassis under construction and a short description of the boiler design constraints. Note that they are built to 17mm scale to squeeze everything in.......

Graeme

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Re: Peter Angus George England

Post by JMORG » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:02 pm

Cheers Graeme, I do have this book but unfortunately the pictures are quite small.
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Re: Peter Angus George England

Post by GTB » Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:16 pm

JMORG wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:02 pm
unfortunately the pictures are quite small.
They may be the only game in town though.........

I usually scan any illustrations I find during the planning process of a new loco, so I can blow them up on screen. When I was building the Bagnall 2-6-2 all I could find was a couple of postcard size illustrations in books, so I scanned them at 1200dpi and put them on screen to look at.

If you have, or can access, a good scanner with a halftone scanning mode, you can pull a fair bit of info out of a small printed image once you can magnify and/or enhance it in a graphics program.

Graeme

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