Well here goes with my first topc on this Forum. Can I just say thanks to every one for such a warm welcome on the new members topic. Ok, things you'll expect to see on here, hopefully on a regular basis, work and family commitments aside will be models based around 1950's LNER/BR Steam in Yorkshire, mainly the East Riding. At the minute i'm researching material for a layout based in the fair City of Hull, probably a Dockside come timber yard setting and building stock for said project. Could be a long and drawn out affair, plus the wife wants a third addition to the family Onto my current project which I have mentioned on the new member topic. This will be a mainly scratch built ( apart from the too hard to do bits :laugh: ) W.Wordsell class L or LNER J73 0-6-0 tank engine. There were only ten built and they mainly worked around the Tyne and Hull Docks. They look a lot like the J71's and J72's but were much bigger all round. The picture below is of 68361, the particular engine i'm building and is taken from Mick Nicholson's private collection, thanks to him for that. Incidently Mick Nicholson will also be building a J73 at the same time and it fair to say that without his expert guidance and knowlege I wouldn't be tackling it myself, he's the old one with the brains and i'm the ione with the youthful good looks :laugh: [attachment=0:2jza0455]68361 Alex Dock.JPG[/attachment:2jza0455] The process so far has been to research the class and for this I have used the little green RCTS Part 8B, Yeadons Register 43b, the LNER website and of course pictures and firsthand knowelege of the class from Mick Nich. We've aslo been to the NRM and used the search engine's facilities. I must say they were more than helpful. We have from them an A1 copy of the GA ( General Arrangemnet ) drawing and were handed by a man in white gloves several other original drawings incuding Pipe and Rod, tanks, cab and bunker drawings to photograph. It was a great feeling handling original drawings, I wonder what other draftsmen have looked over them in their time :shock: I hope to post some of these so you are able to see what i'm working with but still waiting for permission from the NRM. As for other components Laurie Griffin has a copy of the GA drawing and will hopefully be helping out and i'm open to any guidence from you all as to other parts.