Nick Baines   Model Engineering
Here is a selection of the O Gauge locos that I have scratch built. I've done build diaries for some of them, which you can access from the menu. Also check out the links where there are some articles that I've written for various sources. Or just browse the photos below.
SR 700 class
SR 700 class
One of my first locos, but I managed to fit it with full inside motion and valve gear to fill the big space underneath the boiler
LSWR Clyde
LSWR Clyde
This model of a Beattie 2-4-0 was my first early loco. It has the distinctive double firebox, donkey pump, and tubular feedwater heater
LSWR Clyde
LSWR Clyde
LSWR Clyde
LSWR Clyde
LSWR Eagle class
LSWR Eagle class
Another Beattie 2-4-0, slightly earlier than Clyde. The little chimney is a condensing feedwater heater
LSWR Eagle class
LSWR Eagle class
LSWR Eagle class
LSWR Eagle class
LSWR Mazeppa class Meteor
LSWR Mazeppa class Meteor
LSWR Mazeppa class Meteor
LSWR Mazeppa class Meteor
LSWR Mazeppa class Meteor
LSWR Mazeppa class Meteor
LSWR Mazeppa class Meteor
LSWR Mazeppa class Meteor
Meteor backplate
Meteor backplate
SR King Arthur
SR King Arthur
This is one of the early Southern-built Arthurs, with the Urie cab and watercart tender. It is correct for the mid-1930s
SR King Arthur
SR King Arthur
LNWR Crampton Liverpool
LNWR Crampton Liverpool
The strangest loco I've ever built, and in many ways the most difficult
LNWR Crampton Liverpool
LNWR Crampton Liverpool
Ian Rathbone did the excellent painting and lining, including copper plating the firebox
LNWR Crampton Liverpool
LNWR Crampton Liverpool
LNWR Crampton Liverpool
LNWR Crampton Liverpool
LNWR Crampton Liverpool
LNWR Crampton Liverpool
Here it is finished, before going to the paintshop
Liverpool at Holiday Haunts
Liverpool at Holiday Haunts
Liverpool on the Holiday Haunts layout with a train borrowed from John Boyle
Liverpool at Holiday Haunts
Liverpool at Holiday Haunts
Another layout shot, please overlook the anachronisms
LNWR Crampton Liverpool
LNWR Crampton Liverpool
The driving wheels are machined from scratch. There are no suitable castings
LNWR Crampton Liverpool
LNWR Crampton Liverpool
The space for the enginemen was very cramped and probably quite dangerous, certainly by modern standards
Lady of the Lake
Lady of the Lake
The first Lady that I made, in the original version by Ramsbottom. Painting and lining by Ian Rathbone
Lady of the Lake
Lady of the Lake
Lady of the Lake
Lady of the Lake
Lady of the Lake
Lady of the Lake
That castellated chimney was interesting to make
Lady of the Lake
Lady of the Lake
Lady of the Lake
Lady of the Lake
The second Lady, this time as rebulit by Webb, and implausibly hauling a train of GWR coraches
Lady of the Lake, rebuilt version
Lady of the Lake, rebuilt version
Lady of the Lake, rebuilt version
Lady of the Lake, rebuilt version
LSWR T6 class
LSWR T6 class
Still my favourite loco. Adams was an artist as well as an engineer
LSWR T6 class
LSWR T6 class
I painted and lined this one myself, just to prove I could do it. These days I am happy to hand it over to others
LSWR T6 with boat train
LSWR T6 with boat train
The train of Eagle saloons represents a London-Southamption boat train in the late 1890s. Running in Tony Simpkins' garden
LSWR T6 with boat train
LSWR T6 with boat train
Actually, this is what it is all about - watching the trains go by on a summer afternoon
SR Z class
SR Z class
Another early construction. Unfortunately I didn't give the wheels enough sideplay and it is restricted to large radius curves