Posted by Deserteagle |
Jun 13, 2015 @ 05:12 PM | 1,416 Views
Lady Shannon Clyde Puffer
Sorry about the long read but there are plenty of pictures and movies for those that don't want to.
The project started about 9 years ago when I bought a Hemmens Caton V4 from a collector. I have dreamed of owning this engine since the early 90's when I seen one at a model train show. The one I purchased came with all the original documents, manual and boiler certificate. It also had the optional attenuator which was perfect for what i was going to use the engine for. The engine had been run a couple of times but was very tight and the timing was a little off so I ran about a couple of gallons through it and readjusted the valving as per instructions. After the break in the engine runs very smooth almost clock like in precision.
Since I was a child I had always wanted to build a Clyde Puffer. My Grandfather had a picture of a Puffer hanging in the guest bedroom that he took while he was stationed somewhere in the UK during WWII. He told me that he took a ride on one while he traveled around Scotland after the war and it was a very memorable experience for him. He also liked the movie High and Dry (The Maggie) and I was able to get him a copy of that movie while he was still alive.
picture of the Rivercloy I found on the internet
I searched around and found the Puffer in kit form from Mount fleet Models and also found a write up on the kit from modelboatmayem's forums. The kit was a perfect scale (1/24) to go along my G...Continue Reading