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Lister petrol Locomotive

Started by Carlo, February 19, 2010, 11:59:56 AM

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Hello, all -

Thought I might share my latest finished project, a 1" scale Lister (petrol variety, not diesel). I built it from a Back2Bay6 whitemetal kit (actually, it came as several bags full of magnificent castings, and a set of instruction drawings. I added quite a bit of detail on my own, and just finished painting and weathering it up. I'll share a photo here, but you can see more by starting at http://www.spirito.biz/models.html (scroll down) and then linking to http://www.spirito.biz/lister.html

I hope you like it...

Chuck Doan

"They're most important to me. Most important. All the little details." -Joseph Cotten, Shadow of a Doubt



That is a very nice kit and I also like it a lot. Nice job and thanks for the  links.

Gordon Birrell



Carlo,    Nice build  ;)    Craig

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Wow. That looks like a really nice kit.

I am an unreliable witness to my own existence.

In the corners of my mind there is a circus....



Hi Carlo

you have done a great job with this kit.  I have looked at the kit several times as a possible venture into one inch scale, but have been put off by a number of errors and poor detailing in a kit of this scale.

for example:

- I would have thought that on a model in this scale the axle journals & springs would be fully functional;

- the starter handle cannot possibly be on the final drive; 

- the original cover & lettering has the impressions 3-dimensional not flat as in the kit

- proper steel chain with the correct profile links is readily, commercially available and should have been used instead of the incorrect Delrin link chain

- top of gearbox at the selector lever is incorrect

- cover on primary drive chain is missing

I will review my file on the subject but suspect that the final drive shaft extended further and had an outboard bearing

None of this takes away from your excellent model, it's just a pity that the kit has these basic faults

have fun


Carlo, I expect your model will suffice. -- Russ



Thanks for the info. Most interesting.

BTW...Jerry Lawrence was gracious enough to give me one of your wonderful brass seats...so I can now continue my Deutz-ish project.

I am an unreliable witness to my own existence.

In the corners of my mind there is a circus....



Hello, Bernard -

Thanks for the honest critique. I had realized some of these shortcomings (start crank, chain guard, lack of sprung journals), but chose not to correct them. However, if you can provide some photos (transmission) and sources (e.g. better chain), I'll try to work more on it.

Regards, Carlo

Ken Hamilton

See?  I TOLD you guys Carlo would make us look bad...and nobody listened.

That's a beautiful build, Carlo.  I can't speak for the quality of the kit (per Bernard)
but for my money this looks pretty darn good.  Great job! 

Love seeing your work - show us MORE!
Ken Hamilton


Great looking model Carlo. What do you do for rust on the endbeams?   Sean


The rust on the end beams any some other heavily rusted areas was made using a commercial product, "Instant Rust" from Sophisticated Finishes     http://www.modernoptions.com/

It's a 2-part system. First you paint on a thick water-based paste made with actual iron filings. When dried, you wash on a clear chemical solution, which, in a few hours-days, "develops" into real rust. Works quite well where you want raised "lumps" of rust. Somewhere I saw a home-brew version of this, but can't find the link right now.



Cool, Thanks Carlo I will check it out.