Jumbo victory!









I am pleased to report the final completion of Jumbo 57375 as she is now known.

All the major work is now complete. Coupling links and loco-tender coupling await but she is otherwise complete at last.
It’s been a long, hard road but here we are at the end. Perseverance has borne the sweet fruit of victory.
Who would have thought such a basic model would have thrown such obstacles and offered so much resistance?
It has certainly been a model that has taught me a great deal that can be put to good use in future projects.
As in other aspects of my life, finishing the project now as we reach the end of the year draws the line under a phase that has lasted four or five years where things have occasionally lacked direction and proceeded in a stop-start manner. That can be extrapolated beyond the workbench to a major degree also but the Jumbo has brought that cycle to a close in a satisfactory manner.
I’m rather pleased with her appearance and in 2015 you will have the opportunity to see her in operation on Culreoch, bullying various wagons around!
Right now though, I’m just going to sit back and enjoy looking at my first EM gauge locomotive. Although back in the day, this model was started in OO for the notion I had of an east Central Belt project by the name of Inchkennet, here she is ready for a career in ‘south west Scotland’.
I know somebody who can’t wait to see her there!


10 responses to “Jumbo victory!”

  1. That has ‘come alive’, nice one!

  2. Loco of the year there, without a doubt.

  3. That’s a crackin’ wee engin’.

  4. That’s a cracking wee engine. Nice one!

  5. No longer the ‘elephant in the room’ then…

    …coat, gone πŸ™‚

    1. Once again our Hull correspondent shows himself to be a Paragon of wit.
      See what I did there? πŸ˜‰

  6. Well worth the wait, the crew and tarpaulin just bring it to life

    1. Thanks Craig.

      Your wee gems are parcelled up and ready to go on Monday as I’m off this week. 😊

  7. Is it Donald or Douglass? πŸ˜›

    1. Ha ha. I think Donald and Douglas are the slightly larger 812 class.😊

      (Removes anorak)…

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