SPEED BUILD Class 20 Diesel

Discussion in 'Railroading' started by David H, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. David H

    David H Member

    Today rather than write a book review and do a job application I propose to see if I can build Ray Morris' British Rail Class 20 Type 1 Diesel Locomotive IN A DAY .

    I visited the National Railway Museum in York on New Years Day, both work and fun! I am a lucky man! I know little of railways and locomotives but I would like to change that.

    The card model is available here:


    It's a nice looking little loco, looks like it hauled coal for most o its life. A Bo Bo I believe? Scale is 00, which means little to me. I would like to explore O gauge / scale in the future as these make a good sized engine. I suppose 00 is half that so about 1:88?

    Kick off was about 10:30 AM GMT.


    Chassis underway. I added some thicker card strips to beef it up a little, otherwise just score and cut. I backed the steps and cut them out.


    Finished the chassis and prepared the central equipment box. Contains braking system and stuff I suppose?


    Bogies are under way. Again a certain amount of card doubling and cutting out white areas. Ray's construction is neat and efficient. Only praise.

  2. David H

    David H Member

    Well I managed it.

    In general it went together very easily. I deffinately rushed a bit too much and have ended up with a few rough areas. Down to me rather than Ray's design.

    I think the doors which are recessed and the cab could be done a lot better. For a start I would print the doors on thinner stock as the 120gsm card was just too thick. The lower edge of the cab could be reinforced with a continuous strip of thin card as is the area below the door is too thin.

    Some pictures.

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    Quite like ship building I enjoyed myself. I think I will be building some narrow gauge next. Any one know if there is a Double Fairlie kit available?

  3. BARX2

    BARX2 Member

    Very nice job! It looks challenging with all those little parts! :)
  4. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

    Oh my... One day you said? That's most impressive!!!
  5. David H

    David H Member

    Thanks guys but it is flawed by haste.

    This is a nice little kit, I presume train folks would motorise it...

  6. RichBohlman

    RichBohlman Railroad Card Modaler

    Looks good! Thanks for sharing! :)

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