Kerr Stuart KS 4421

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    • #240225
      Stuart Firth
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        My latest effort is a representation of the pioneering diesel shunter, Kerr Stuart works no. 4421, of 1929. Working into the 1980’s, and now preserved, it’s a real legend for those of us who like that sort of thing. I’ve wanted to build it for about 40 years so this model has been a while in the making, albeit only 5 months on the workbench!

        Straightforward enough in 10 and 15 thou brass, but the ‘works’ were a bit of a challenge. It has a High Level gearbox with the drive extended by Delrin gears and layshafts to the outer axles. Chassis is mostly rigid, with just a sprung centre axle.

         

         

      • #241232
        Nick Ridgway
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          Lovely job.

          Now how about the story of the Bo-Bo dock shunter “David Coleman”, Stuart? 😉

        • #241241
          Stuart Firth
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            Not sure it’s worthy of this August forum ! Here goes anyway…

            2 Tri-ang dock shunters and simple scratchbuilt bogies gives us a bo-bo shunter that Brush/Bagnall might have built in the 50’s, but they didn’t !

             

             

             

            • This reply was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by Stuart Firth.
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            Nick Ridgway
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              I’d love to see that on the test track at ExpoEM, Stuart, just to see others’ reactions! 🙂

              • This reply was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by Nick Ridgway.
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