29 March 2016
Building kits of N Gauge locomotives can be enjoyable
and very rewarding, even if it's often a very slow process that can
take months of small stages of work to complete, but sometimes the
complexity of parts that are required to put together some of the
locomotive sub-classes or variations can be bewildering.
Often the differences between one loco and another
can be minor, even in the same sub-class. But many modellers will
want to produce a precise copy of the real loco for their selected
period, so it's important to know what's needed.
The table below is an attempt to put as much as
possible of the complexity down in writing so that some of the important
questions can be answered right away. It may mean savings in buying parts
and will certainly make easier the process of working out what's right
for a particular locomotive at a given time.
There are bound to be gaps in the data shown here, so
please get in touch
here if you have
any recommendations for other parts.