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Sunday, 12 February 2012

Harvey the Crane Engine - Scratchbuild Project!

He's one of the most unusual, but very distinctive engines on Sodor, based on the 0-4-0 'Dubbs' crane tank locomotive No. 4101, these kinds of engines were no doubt used for maintenance and track repair.

Harvey, has a crane mounted on the top of his boiler, and is used for various jobs around the island of sodor, he's proven to be a useful engine, but sadly, no models of him have yet been released. What's interesting about Harvey is the colour he is, it's a sort of crimson/burgundy/burnt red with yellow and orange lining, his name is painted across his tanks and his loco number on the crane.

You can see from the image show here, that his colour is not like any standard livery, but, it does make him stand out from the rest of the engines.
The fact he also has square buffers is nothing out of the ordinary, most locomotives are fitted with standard buffers, but i guess for his type of work, they give him abit more power for shunting duties.

For this scratchbuild project, the model i intend to make will be modelled using the following:

- Styrene 'Plastikard' sheets.
- Hornby 0-4-0 'Pug' chassis.
- Wooden/Trackmaster Harvey components.
- Spares from S/Hand models/kits.

Photos of the models building process will be posted, just remember to pop back every so often to see what's new.

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