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Ron Bell

Airfix School Class Locomotive

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This is another in this range of OO/HO scale locomotives. The kits are very old and had a lot of flash, sink marks and mold seams. Fit is problematic as well. I removed the molded on handrails and piping on the engine and replaced it with brass and/or aluminum wire. From what I've heard, the markings aren't accurate, but I build these for fun, not accuracy. 

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Great job, Ron.

The railings and such that you added really set that off nicely.

Did the rail come with the kit or is it a piece of HO track?

Bill

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They were originally done by a company named Kitmaster way back in the sixties before Airfix bought them out. I remember building The General from their range but Airfix never released it when they bought the moulds. There was also a South African Railways Beyer Garratt in the range, also never released by Airfix. The moulds were sold on again to a company in Wales named Dapol who sell all the Airfix released ones to date. I do not know if Dapol got the General and Beyer Garratt moulds along with all the other locos, but I suspect not as they were never released. All the old original Airfix lineside stuff like buildings etc were also sold on to Dapol and still available.

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