A pair of Minnies.

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  1. Mar 23, 2017 #1

    Tomlinson

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    The Minnie was my first 'Major' project.
    I had bought L. C. Mason's book a few years prior to starting the build (work introduced a 4 year break in model engineering). The construction took about 18 months.

    A few years later my daughter asked me to build one for her and the construction progress photos. are of the second one.



    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B6QkfCSsH1D-VXBiNU1aMS11Zk0?usp=sharing

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    Beautiful work! I also bought the book years ago but never got around to building it. It's still on my to-do list.
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    All of your models are just amazing!
    Can you tell me about the color of the wheels and flywheel on the Minnie?

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    Hello Dave
    Thanks for the comments.

    I'm not certain what the paint was, it was many years ago but I suspect it was a specific colour sold by 'Precision Paints'. Probably something like 'Midland Red' (a loco colour) I believe that the green was 'Ruston and Hornsby Green'

    In the absence of Cellulose paint I now use Humbrol.
     
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    Hi

    A couple of fine looking engines. I built a minnie recently and found it to be a very rewarding project. A nice design and the model works as good as it looks.

    Mark T
     
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