This item will be made to order and can take up to two months. The hand painted option will take longer than the unpainted option. Please bear this in mind before ordering.
Important: this listing is for the body shell ONLY. A motorised chassis is required as detailed below. This has been designed to fit the Electrotren 0-6-0 chassis which is no longer produced by Hornby/Electrotren and so I would recommend sourcing this from a retailer before ordering this 3D printed shell. As these shells are printed to order they will not be refunded if you're unable to source a chassis.
Gladstone has finally arrived at Buggleskelly Station! This locomotive body shell has been designed using drawings, film stills and photographs from the set of the 1937 Will Hay comedy 'Oh, Mr. Porter!'
It has been designed to fit onto an Electrotren 0-6-0 chassis (NOT INCLUDED), a necessary compromise from the 2-4-0 that was Gladstone's basis, but the best option using an available chassis. Modellers willing to scratchbuild a 2-4-0 chassis can still use the shell as a basis for their own project.
Please note, this is a freelance design based on the locomotive from the film. The details are based on available images and film stills, but the model is not an exact replica of Gladstone due to design restraints and minimal high quality source material, therefore some elements may differ slightly from the locomotive used in the film.
Length (buffer to buffer): 100mm
Height (with chassis, from rail top to chimney): 59mm
Height (with chassis, from rail top to cab roof): 45mm
Please choose from the following options;
Unpainted. This option is as it comes from the 3D printer, after being cleaned and UV cured. This will be the colour of the original resin and may be a peach/sand colour or grey depending on the resin used. The buffers, steps and chimney will be provided seperately for you to fit yourself using superglue (Loctite 406 is recommended). The chimney sits in place without any need for glue
Hand Painted & Weathered. The model will be hand painted and weathered to the standard shown in the photos. The buffers & steps will be glued in place. The chimney will not be attached to avoid damage during shipping, but it slots into place without the need for glue. As each model is painted individually, some details may differ from those shown in the photos. Please note the colour scheme is my own interpretation of the SRNI livery which is never seen (in colour) so is entirely fictional. In reality the loco used would have been painted blue, but as Gladstone is fictional I have opted for a dirty black colour instead.
This model requires a motorised chassis (wheels, motor and couplings) from the Electrotren 0-6-0 model. This is a HO scale chassis available from Hornby directly, or from various retailers - search 'Electrotren 060'. The model codes to look for include the following:
The Electrotren locos are simple to open with two small screws holding the body to the chassis. The Gladstone chassis fits snugly over the motor, but Black Tack (a stronger version of Blu Tack) can be used to secure it onto the chassis. A printed instruction sheet will be included.
I have filmed a 'making of' video and a brief overview of painting the model here.
This model is compatible with my Buggleskelly station, signal box and wagons here.
© Designed and produced in the UK by Tom Marshall (PhotograFix).
This item is made to order and can take up to two months. The hand painted option will take longer than the unpainted option. Please bear this in mind before ordering.
Important: this listing is for the body shell ONLY. A motorised chassis is required.
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