Kemilway class 3 tank instructions

Andrew Ullyott
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Kemilway class 3 tank instructions

Postby Andrew Ullyott » Tue Jul 19, 2022 7:02 am

Hi
Does anyone have a set of instructions for the Kemilway class 3 tank kit? It’s not on the bench yet but I would like it to be!
Just pondering future builds.

Thanks

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Tim V
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Re: Kemilway class 3 tank instructions

Postby Tim V » Tue Jul 19, 2022 8:25 am

I have them!

I'll scan them and send them to you via email.
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Re: Kemilway class 3 tank instructions

Postby Andrew Ullyott » Tue Jul 19, 2022 9:18 am

Thanks Tim

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Re: Kemilway class 3 tank instructions

Postby Captain Kernow » Wed Jul 20, 2022 9:04 am

I have one of these (built up in OO). Will be very interested to see what you do with the chassis to build it in P4 (assuming that's the plan).
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Re: Kemilway class 3 tank instructions

Postby barrowroad » Wed Jul 20, 2022 9:35 am

Hi Tim, I have a P4 version which I purchased from one of the original owners of Kemilway (via ebay) a few years ago.

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I had to tweak the pickup arrangement as one side was connected to the loco chassis hence the two pieces of white plasticard for insulation.

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Re: Kemilway class 3 tank instructions

Postby Captain Kernow » Wed Jul 20, 2022 6:36 pm

Thanks for sharing that, Robin, nice job been done there.

I was interested to see how the spacers had been arranged, given that replacement ones would be required for P4 or EM (I don't think the original kit made provision for EM and P4, did it? I've built three or four of them and can't remember!).
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Re: Kemilway class 3 tank instructions

Postby Horsetan » Wed Jul 20, 2022 7:42 pm

Captain Kernow wrote:....I don't think the original kit made provision for EM and P4, did it? I've built three or four of them and can't remember!).


There was an EM/18.83 version available, just as with the chassis kits, but more suited to EM than 18.83.
That would be an ecumenical matter.

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Re: Kemilway class 3 tank instructions

Postby Captain Kernow » Thu Jul 21, 2022 9:10 am

Horsetan wrote:
Captain Kernow wrote:....I don't think the original kit made provision for EM and P4, did it? I've built three or four of them and can't remember!).


There was an EM/18.83 version available, just as with the chassis kits, but more suited to EM than 18.83.

Thanks Ivan, I'd forgotten about that. Was that a separate kit or part of the main set of etches, do you know, please?
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Re: Kemilway class 3 tank instructions

Postby Horsetan » Thu Jul 21, 2022 9:47 pm

Captain Kernow wrote:
Horsetan wrote:
Captain Kernow wrote:....I don't think the original kit made provision for EM and P4, did it? I've built three or four of them and can't remember!).


There was an EM/18.83 version available, just as with the chassis kits, but more suited to EM than 18.83.

Thanks Ivan, I'd forgotten about that. Was that a separate kit or part of the main set of etches, do you know, please?


Not a separate kit. IIRC, the only differences between the OO and EM/18.83 chassis frets were the modification of the frames to take the compensation cradles, and wider spacers. That was pretty much all there was to it.

I used to have two samples of the Kemilway 3MT full kit. Both were unfortunately afflicted by not very good smokebox castings, so I got rid in favour of the Crownline/PDK brass kit which seemed a bit cleaner, and managed to acquire a Kemilway 3MT chassis fret on its own, which is a bit better looking than the Crownline one.
That would be an ecumenical matter.


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