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Old 8th November 2011, 22:54   #1
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Default Building a class A Dunkirk

I started scratchbuilding a class A Dunkirk.

The chassis used is an Athearn SW7:
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Here is building the decking:
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Water tank, motor and boiler:
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Tried it on the chassis:
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Old 8th November 2011, 22:56   #2
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Work continued on the motor:

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I added rivet details also, not very visible at the moment, but with weathering it will look better.
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Old 8th November 2011, 22:57   #3
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Knuckle copuplers and NBW castings added to the frame:

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Old 8th November 2011, 23:29   #4
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very nice indeed
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Old 9th November 2011, 07:38   #5
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I'm hoping to finish it this weekend.
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Old 10th November 2011, 00:14   #6
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An interesting build. Being an Englander I am not aware of this mode of motive power so I will be watching to see how it turns out.

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Old 12th November 2011, 11:07   #7
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Buliding the cab:

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Old 12th November 2011, 16:30   #8
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Hi Dave
Good progress. Is that mahogany strip you are using, or just stained wood?
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It is mahogany wood strip. I will paint it later.
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Some weathering applied to the motor/boiler/water tank:

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