My First 0 Gauge Build.
Sometime in about 1979, when I leaned strongly toward EM, I was asked to build a Black 5 by the owner of a model shop in Exeter, whose name I can now no longer recall.
I had never built anything so large before but I had mastered building Mallard kits so this seemed like an interesting project to get involved in. I think the kit may have been by Jamieson but I am not sure. However, if there is anyone out there who can throw some light on the probable manufacturer, I'd be happy to hear from you.
Allen Morgan thinks is may be from a Dawson kit, which was of stamped parts (which rings bells) before the days of etching became the norm and eventually found its way into the CCW range,
The following pictures, not good I am sorry to say, are the only record I have of this build. I have no memories of encountering any horrors so it must have gone together quite well.
I think it must have had a solid chassis and it certainly has a worm a gear drive. I shudder to think what current it must have been drawing.
On reflection, the paint job looks OK, I used an air brush then but the transfers look terrible and it looks as though the pick-up came as a read made item. Back to Top