MR Johnson 0F
Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:19 am
I've recently been given the battered corpse of a ex.MR Johnson 0F 0-4-0 (K's body with a half decent scratchbuilt chassis) I have dismembered it to most of its component parts by embalming in Cellulose thinners, and am now surveying the grisly results. I'd like to try and resurrect it to something at least resembling the prototype to augment the shunting power on Horsley Bank. I've found a few good reference photos of them in service in various stages of decrepitude, but I am hoping someone might be able to suggest a source of a 4mm scale drawing so I can select the appropriate HighLevel mechanism to fit, and add detail to the chassis. The present mechanism is a 40-1 Studiolith gearbox ( ) on the front axle and what I think is an Anchoridge DS10 motor. It runs surprisingly well given its age but with the large wheels and low ratio gears its a bit too quick, and also, what's left of the boiler is all full of motor. Not being an LMS man, my knowledge of these locos is rather limited!