Simon Andrews' Mini-Lister

Simon Andrews built his Mini-Lister from bits of some Sidelines Gn15 and Blackdog mining O9 kits inspired by the photo below of a kit for a 7.25" Lister available from engineers emporium.

You have to admit its a pretty darned good copy!

Simon tells us:

"I first became aware of this little loco from a posting Gnatterbox by Paul Napier. An order for components from Steve Bennett resulted in additional information and pictures. Recently David Colley has also provided information about the loco's controls.

The Mite underframe was modified to accept a cut down Kato chassis.

A deck sub-assembly was made out of plasticard sheet, aud U and Z channel to cover the top of the chassis. The dead space in the underframe and sub-assembly was filled with lead sheet, keeping the centre of gravity low.

The Wasp bonnet was shortened, given ends out of plasticard and the grill holes drilled.

 The loco was then detailed with Sidelines castings.

Couplings and further detailing will be applied in the near future.."


A shot showing the breakdown of sub assemblies of the loco build: Clockwise from the top: Kato Pocket loco chassis. Engine compartment cover from Sidlines Wasp (Gn15) Two floor sub assemblies and the Blackdog mining Mite underframe (O9)

This shot shows off the detailng of the controls that Simon has incorporated into his model. The subtle weathering brings the model to another level.



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