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Les Tindall
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« on: April 24, 2020, 03:18:32 AM »

16mm scale model of a Wingrove & Rogers 2ft battery loco.   Hundreds of these were built in the UK for mines, quarries, etc in the 60's and 70's. They were simple, rugged machines.  The model shows a well-worn one laying out of use minus the battery box (which would have sat on top of the motor.  The space for the driver was absolutely minimal, not even a seat, but then it would have been used around a yard or underground over short distances.   
Scratch-built in styrene, parts from the "bits box", wheels turned on a Dremel.
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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2020, 03:20:41 AM »

p.s.   the wheels on the original were really that wide, to accommodate rough track.
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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2020, 04:38:28 AM »

That looks pretty darn good! And about the wheels: Often nearly perfect railway models lack prototypical wheel shapes. Much appreciated you took a close look.
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I'll make it. If I have to fly the five feet like a birdie.

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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2020, 01:01:36 PM »

I like not only the loco but the entire scene. Didn't you post a few photos of the structure last year? Most satisfactory. -- Russ
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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2020, 01:43:19 PM »

Excellent!
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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2020, 01:53:57 PM »

Hi Russ, yes I did post some photos (last year I think) of the structures. I've been working on the "elements" of the scene since then now going to commence weeds, bushes, etc to build up the atmosphere (to make it look a bit like Indiana Jones coming across an old ruin). Will post some pics when that is completed.
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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2020, 02:34:39 PM »

Looking good Les - love the little critter
Dug out this od bod a small Battery box loco - the prototype I came across at a Slate supplers (very expensive) in North Wales was not in use any more just tucked up a corner
only info I could find was they think it was built from an old Fork lift truck although some battery box parts were used - and would you believe I built the critter as the prototype
with very little modellers licence
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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2020, 02:35:15 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2020, 02:35:43 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2020, 07:37:18 PM »

This thread has all kinds of cool stuff. -- Russ
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« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2020, 08:50:48 AM »

Les this Diorama is looking better than good - You are certainly are  giving us plenty to look at plus of course plenty of inspiration for all scales
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« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2020, 09:31:45 PM »

Cool!
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« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2020, 02:59:07 PM »

Very pretty.  I love these little simple critters.
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