Stuart's occasional loco thread - Boot Lane Works 'Lilibet'

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Re: Stuart's occasional loco thread - Boot Lane Works 'Lilibet'

Post by Andrew » Tue Apr 16, 2024 12:51 pm

I like that very much, a lovely little loco!

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Re: Stuart's occasional loco thread - Boot Lane Works 'Lilibet'

Post by StuartJ » Tue Jun 11, 2024 1:26 pm

So, pretty much done apart from a few details. I have plans for an alternate set of buffer beams with side buffers, and also a cab that wlll slot into the rear bufferbeams instead of the rail. The handbrake and reversing lever will stay unfixed until I have thought this through a bit more.

I have made the following changes to the basic kit:
  • Replaced bufferbeams with timber, and added neodymium magnets into frame stretchers to secure them
  • Replaced supplied couplings with H Jones Engineering FR Waggon buffers
  • Replaced all the supplied brass rod for slide bars, piston rods, handrails etc with steel
  • Wrapped most of the 3D printed surfaces with thin styrene to avoid sanding - cylinders, smokebox, tank wrapper, firebox wrapper, cab sides
  • Altered the cab arrangement to give a bit more space and different handrails
  • Replaced the supplied modern safety valves with a bonnet made from the lid of one of my father's insulin pens
  • Replaced the supplied brake column with a Cambrian ModelRail one
  • Added a Talisman/Trenarren Models reverser
There are 4x AAA Nimh batteries and a LocoRemote miniB in the tank for power and control.

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Boot Lane Works Lilibet by Stuart, on Flickr

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Boot Lane Works Lilibet by Stuart, on Flickr

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Boot Lane Works Lilibet by Stuart, on Flickr

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Re: Stuart's occasional loco thread - Boot Lane Works 'Lilibet'

Post by Peter Butler » Tue Jun 11, 2024 4:36 pm

Very nice, I like that a lot!
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Re: Stuart's occasional loco thread - Boot Lane Works 'Lilibet'

Post by Old Man Aaron » Wed Jun 12, 2024 5:50 pm

Schmick. Real schmick. :thumbup:
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Re: Stuart's occasional loco thread - Boot Lane Works 'Lilibet'

Post by ge_rik » Wed Jun 12, 2024 6:53 pm

Lovely loco, beautifully finished :thumbleft:

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Re: Stuart's occasional loco thread - Boot Lane Works 'Lilibet'

Post by LNR » Thu Jun 13, 2024 1:49 am

A superb surface finish and great matt colours. Real museum quality.
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Re: Stuart's occasional loco thread - Boot Lane Works 'Lilibet'

Post by Lonsdaler » Sat Jun 15, 2024 1:27 pm

Nicely done.
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