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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1515 on: January 25, 2018, 02:23:52 pm »
Many thanks, Gideon. The "Arthur" looks excellent and you've done a good job of renumbering my 'N' to an Exmouth Junction example, 31849 (April 1951 to July 1964). It is a pity that I cannot get 72A shedplates for it but that is a minor detail. I look forward to seeing it, here, sometime next month.

I still have my first, No. 31811, here, to become shedmate, 31850 (May 1959 to January 1964) after 31849 has arrived. 8-)

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« Reply #1516 on: January 25, 2018, 02:42:25 pm »
Many thanks, Gideon. The "Arthur" looks excellent and you've done a good job of renumbering my 'N' to an Exmouth Junction example, 31849 (April 1951 to July 1964). It is a pity that I cannot get 72A shedplates for it but that is a minor detail. I look forward to seeing it, here, sometime next month.

I still have my first, No. 31811, here, to become shedmate, 31850 (May 1959 to January 1964) after 31849 has arrived. 8-)

Railtec do shed plates to order , ok mine came with an order for cabside numbers and crest.. I ordered a 3D printed set for a midland 4F and could state whatever shed plate I wanted.  Their email response was very quick, why not ask them Oh and delivery to Italy was quick and that was at Christmas!1

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« Reply #1517 on: January 25, 2018, 03:02:39 pm »
Thanks, Jerry. I did not know about them. Narrow Planet are excellent for smokebox numberplates, cabside numberplates and shedcode plate sets (for WR locos.) but don't do shedcode plates on their own.


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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1519 on: January 30, 2018, 01:37:14 pm »
Arthur takes a little jaunt around the test track to make sure all is in order before heading home...


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« Reply #1521 on: January 30, 2018, 06:03:08 pm »
Arthur takes a little jaunt around the test track to make sure all is in order before heading home...



Valve gear looks a bit odd jammed right up by the cylinders - it that how it's meant to be?
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« Reply #1522 on: January 30, 2018, 07:35:01 pm »
Valve gear looks a bit odd jammed right up by the cylinders - it that how it's meant to be?

Early Farish B5 chassis are like that - looks fine to me.

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« Reply #1523 on: January 30, 2018, 07:38:30 pm »
The "Arthur" is a beautiful piece of work.

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« Reply #1524 on: January 30, 2018, 07:49:44 pm »
Valve gear looks a bit odd jammed right up by the cylinders - it that how it's meant to be?

Early Farish B5 chassis are like that - looks fine to me.

Cheers,
Alan
Oh ok, so if that's normal for that old chassis then Farish male chickened their geometry somewhat when they designed it! I couldn't live with that.

Beautiful job on the Arthur body of course, no criticism at all of the work that's gone into it.
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« Reply #1525 on: January 30, 2018, 11:15:38 pm »
Oh ok, so if that's normal for that old chassis then Farish male chickened their geometry somewhat when they designed it! I couldn't live with that.

The component linking the crosshead to the union link and combination lever is longer on early B5s which exaggerates the apparent motion. It's not a big deal, and is also probably emphasised by the angle of the photo.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1526 on: March 07, 2018, 03:23:44 pm »
hope the cog's on the conveyor belt haven't broken Gideon
always keep an eye out on this thread of your awesome work

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1527 on: March 07, 2018, 05:00:31 pm »
hope the cog's on the conveyor belt haven't broken Gideon
always keep an eye out on this thread of your awesome work


Thanks, Mark! :)

Fear not, the cogs are still very much turning and the conveyor belt revolving - it has been a little slower of late due to illness and work commitments, and some of the results haven't been as photo-worthy (repairs to motors/valve gear, primering, basecoats etc, rather than the more photogenic final paint and decals...)

There will be more soon, I promise!

One completed project to share - Sir William finally got his nameplates, black wheels and wiring sorted:




He's now on eBay if anyone likes the look of him...! ;)


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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1528 on: April 10, 2018, 11:25:54 am »
Rumours of my demise are greatly exaggerated...

Work trips, Florida Flu and the Easter Hols have kept me away from the workbench of late, but I finally managed to get back to it last night!


A small sample of some of the many little lovelies on the go at the moment:





The lining on this D11 is proper fiddly!!!





A finished one - Britannia "Shooting Star" in late, plain BR green:









Not N Gauge, but has anyone modelled this? The Volks Electric in Brighton, which I took the kids on over the weekend:




More soon...!
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1529 on: April 10, 2018, 11:56:51 am »
Always nice to know you're still alive and kicking.

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