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Fairlie Merddin Emrys
Project Fairlie Merddin Emrys in 7mm
My wife bought me a 7mm kit of Merddin Emrys both to celebrate my 56th birthday as well as the end of a reconstruction of our house.She bought me the kit from the EDM Models O gauge range in early 2015. At that time I still had three other projects to complete: SHM26, NS6228 and AD6006. So it wasn't until the opening weeks of 2016 that I actually started to build.
This is my first venture into 7mm scale. I previously completed a model of the NGG16 in OOn9. Though very happy with the result I also found that the loco was small if not to say diminutive for the amount of hours I had spent building it. And this was the largest two foot gauge loco in the world! Any other would be smaller. In hindsight I regretted I had not built this model in 7mm and I resolved to do just that if I would ever build a Fairlie. In 2014 I stumbled upon EDM's website and the matter was swiftly resolved.
January 24, 2017
Main construction is now complete. Let the detailing begin!
January 16, 2017
On its wheels for the very first time, just for the sake of the photo, but I couldn't resist
We slipped into the new year and after a week away I took up the Fairlie again in the last remaining before I am to resume my professional work again.
Work on the boiler has started and has progressed until the fabrication of the smokeboxes (instruction )
December 29, 2016
Aprons and tanks tack-soldered and carefully measured.
December 28, 2016
Aprons and tanks completed, ready for assembly
December 23, 2016
Two bogies completed
December 11, 2016
The protracted summer and (positive) domestic issues kept me well away from modelling but when autumn finally chased the high temperatures away I resumed work. By now I have complete the first power bogie, except for some minor detailing. I am currently working on the second bogie.
8 January 2016
We have a first frame set!
1 January 2016
Just bought the loco and the inventory was made. For now it is stored until I have finished the other projects.
For now a photo of the completed model as contained in the instruction CD will have to suffice