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Bagnall P51 4wPM
W. G. Bagnall of Stafford built a number of small petrol mechanical locomotives for export around 1912 to the Philippines, presumably for the sugar industry. References seem to have been made to both an 0-4-0PM and 4wPM version. I'm not sure what was actually built, but it is an interesting looking locomotive, so I decided to have a go at one. I have gone for the 4wPM version.
The body is a 3D printed body designed by Tebee Models via Shapeways. It is designed to fit on the Tomytec HM-01 chassis.
Bagnall P51 hauling some ex-WDLR wagons
Bagnall P51 3D Printed body
The 3D printed body is printed in White, Strong, Flexible (WSF) material. As such, it does have a tendency to be a bit grainy, so some repeated careful rubbing down and priming will be necessary.
Tomytec HM-01 Chassis
The Tomytec chassis is yet another example of neat miniature Japanese engineering that runs smoothly, quietly and quite slowly.
Several rubbing downs later and the primed body now looks like this. Still a bit more work to do on some of the rough surfaces, but getting there. Next time I shall try and stick to Frosted Ultra Detail prints!
More work on the Bagnall P51 saw extra weight in the form of cut lead sheet pieces being fixed inside the body. This also doubled as a method to stop the motor bogie from rocking about in the body. Bosna type couplings from Narrow Planet were fitted fore and aft and a cab bulkhead sheet fitted. I haven't yet added any cab detail as I haven't yet found out any details of what may have been there.
The body was then painted all over black with the beams picked out in red. A satin varnish dulled down and blended the finish. A works plate (Narrow Planet again) was fitted on the cab side.
Finally, a driver was fitted and the spectacle plates glazed using Glue'n'Glaze. Being a PVA type liqued, glazing was achieved by teasing a blob of Glue'n'Glaze across the apertures. When dry, it becomes clear, but there is a slight concave appearance to the glazing. This can't be helped and is not too noticeable.