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Hornby 2721 GWR Pannier Tank modified...

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A project that has been awaiting for some time...

Converting an "open cab" Hornby GWR Class 2721 0-6-0 Pannier Tank loco to the "Closed Cab" version.


The number will stay the same for now... it isn't that important! ;)


The rear of the cab comes from a Hornby LMS 3F 0-6-0 Tank Loco ("Jinty") that I am converting to "open cab"!. (Using a Crownline kit….)

The original 2721 roof has been re-used, extended with plastic card...


Spare J94 reverser and handbrake parts have been used, but needed cutting down a lot!  I think the reverser is still a bit tall... but will have to stay as is.


The beginning...

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The early photo above shews the Handbrake and Reverser at full height, before being cut down...


Almost completed building work...

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The rear of the cab and Bunker...

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After initial painting, adding Buffer beam numbers, and Yellow Restriction Spot (Not on the Railroad models...)..

The whistles... Hornby provide one short type, and one long type (the ols type from the B12, etc...

I have replaced the long thin B12 whistle with another of the "Short" type, but not pushed all the way in so as to resemble the slightly taller second whistle.

GWR Locos had two whistles, the higher pitched "Road" whistle for warnings, and the lower pitched "Brake" whistle, which was used to signal to the Guard of a loose coupled loco to apply the brake...

The "Portholes" (Spectacles) have had "brass" rims added using a "Brass" or "Gold" coloured fibre tip pen.

These pens, including a silver one, have also been used to highlight the cab pipes, etc.

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Comparison between two 2721 locos... The Open Cab, and the Closed Cab versions...

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Another Hornby 2721...this one is staying Open Cab... After initial detail painting, fitting crew, Cut down J94 Reverser, and Hornby Handbrake...

On this one, the top of a Hornby Handbrake has been attached to a section of plastic tube...

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Hornby Railroad 2721, just about "out of the box"...

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Another "Out Of The Box 2721... not so detailed as the later Railroad and Main Range models... less seperate handrails...

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Hornby Pannier Parade!

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