The completed CWModels Fairlie. I had a look through the odds box and found some nameplates that Allen Doherty of Worsley Works gave me some time ago. Never one to part with money unnecessarily I cut them out and used rather than get more etched. Affixed with canopy glue, they will do.
The crew are Bachmann figures which must be HO scale as 00 figures are too tall.
Although not one for the purists- this is probably as near as I will get to owning a Double Fairlie.
Forgetting to take before building photos, here is the body of the CWRailways Fairlie Loco body which has been made to fit the KATO 'Shorty' Chassis.
I picked the body up from the 009 Society stand at the Small and Delightful exhibition last month.
Although I already had a suitable chassis I purchased another from Avalon Line Models at the same show.
This shows the dummy cylinders fixed to the chassis. Quite ingenious really as the original 'N' Gauge couplings are clipped out and the cylinders clip in to the aperture without modification. I did secure with a blob of glue to ensure they stayed in position.
The sides of the motor housing was painted matt black to disguise the motor when fitted to the body.
This shows how the motor bogie simply fits into the moulding- the whole kit comprises of a body, two smokebox doors and two dummy cylinders.
The only thing to add is some paint and handrails and basically that is all you have to do.
For a shade over £40 this has been a quick and easy addition to the fleet.