The N.U.T. Locomotive~'Jennifs'

July 2013 010

The above locomotive was finally finished off during July 2011 after a lot of effort. When I made the first version the result left a lot to be desired! The chassis of the earlier attempt was made by I.P. Engineering which I purchased as the one I saw in a article in SMT (The 16mm Association magazine...which gave me the idea of making a locomotive) was made of metal and bolted together. When I purchased mine I found it was made out of PLASTIC and was to be glued together....There was very little clearance by the wheels of the motor. The controller was made by Cambrian Models and this item did not work very well either. Out it went! On restarting building I purchased a GRS ready-made chassis with slidebars which is well made and heavy. The controls this time around are made by Brian Jones in Lincolnshire and called strangely enough the 'Chimp'...! The name does not matter as the product works well. The taller chimney was made for me by Tony Bird of Cardiff and this fits nicely on the 'Millie' smoke box as sold to me by Roundhouse Engineering. Roundhouse as usual supplied great service. The boiler is a old toilet paper central roll filled with a Evo-Stick foam filler that hardens up in no time. 'Harry' (named after a good scout master I knew years ago) is the driver of 'Jennifs' and scales 6' 2" if you use 7/8" scale but only 5' 6" if you are talking of 1. 12th. scale. This figure could be called 'fine scale' like all of my people as the features are normal and not made to look like a caricature like many people seem to faviour in these larger scales.

Its spring 2018 and the pictures are dated. As the grandchildren have moved on with modern things as they do, the N.U.T. has to fade into the past and become a branch of the A.G.A Contracting company. Pictures will folow of the newly lettered locomotive....and possibly of the older grandchildren.....May 2018

Well, time has moved on and 'Trains' have moved back into the rear of the minds of the staff! My grandson has discovered football and has won a whole line of junior team trophies for his football team....including 'Man of the Match' one's! My grand daughters have discovered things that modern girls do and like.....this does not include garden railways! The 'staff'' still remind me to pay their wages each month and two extra grandchildren now means I am paying out sixty pounds a month! I think I need some newer picture's on here of the eeerrrr...staff doing forced railway things....(May 2018)

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