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Offline DesertHound

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2014, 07:16:45 am »
Ozymandias

I believe BR Lines have class 47 battery boxes for Bachmann diesels. The don't have the clips to clip onto the Poole chassis but you could glue / tack it on somehow.

Send Bob an email, he might be able to help. There were a few battery boxes on ebay but they've just ended.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2014, 09:05:20 am »
I too love buying older trains that need restoring, i have many farish class 101's that have been bought as none runners and fettled back into life,

the only project that is currently providing me with an issue is a Farish class 150 that was bought very cheap with a motor issue, the main gear that is in contact with the worm gear is stripped of its teeth, unfortunately bob at BRLINES has none of these gears in stock so im a bit stuck, it may have to become an unpowered dummy for now unless i can find another damaged unit or manage to find a gear somewhere else.

I totally agree with the OP though, there is something very satisfying in buying something that does not work, and fettling it up to run again, or making the paintwork nice again.

Also, in buying these models that need fettling and repairing them, just helps build up knowledge of how the models work and how they are assembled so that when they go wrong in the future you have half an idea on how to fix them.

Happy modelling

Mike

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2014, 09:31:51 am »
the only project that is currently providing me with an issue is a Farish class 150 that was bought very cheap with a motor issue, the main gear that is in contact with the worm gear is stripped of its teeth, unfortunately bob at BRLINES has none of these gears in stock so im a bit stuck, it may have to become an unpowered dummy for now unless i can find another damaged unit or manage to find a gear somewhere else.

Hi Mike

Try bachmann spares for your 150 gear - very good service.

Bachmann.Service@bachmann-europe.co.uk

Regards
Russ
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2014, 09:05:23 pm »
Great paint work, very neat.  :)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2014, 10:20:25 am »
Work on the Riddle, the 7F and the stripped Hall continues...

I've started the lining on the Hall. If pride is indeed a sin, this lining will have me burning in Satan's netherest fiery pit. :)




Fox Transfers' finest - lovely to work with:




The Riddle and the 7F. I've primered them so it's easier to see any defects or bits that need more work - they look a little better "clothed"!



The 7F is way too smooth - out with the rivet decals!!

Would love to know what you all think!
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2014, 10:58:28 am »
You have every right to be proud, there are some very tricky parts to get the lining into and you have done that brilliantly, you must have a very steady hand  :admiration:

cheers John.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2014, 11:14:40 am »
You have every right to be proud, there are some very tricky parts to get the lining into and you have done that brilliantly, you must have a very steady hand  :admiration:

cheers John.

Many thanks, John! Years of mucking about model-making and doing calligraphy finally pay off...! ;)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2014, 11:34:26 am »
Ozzy

I can only say your work is an inspiration. I really enjoy reading about people's work, especially when they include pictures and updates as they progress.

I've never stripped a body and repainted it but reading about your work makes me want to.

Thanks for sharing it with us, and yes, I think it's fantastic!

Dan
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2014, 12:09:50 pm »

I've never stripped a body and repainted it
Dan

I'm sure if Goldfinger can do it, you can, Dan :D

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2014, 02:02:06 pm »
Would love Dapol to do a Harry Potter livery version of their Hall, I can dream can't I  :)    Mind you if you get fed up with your one, I know a good home for it.   ;)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2014, 02:17:15 pm »
Would love Dapol to do a Harry Potter livery version of their Hall, I can dream can't I  :)    Mind you if you get fed up with your one, I know a good home for it.   ;)

Well, Caz... I did originally buy this as a project to do up and sell on, as I already have a Hall... So unless I fall completely in love with it (this is not impossible!), it might yet be for sale!
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #26 on: September 03, 2014, 11:44:56 am »
The Riddle and the 7F begin to look a bit more like locomotives... pics also show a kit B12 that I've made a hand-rail for - quite pleased with the results so far!:
















More on the "Harry Potter" Olton Hall shortly....
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #27 on: September 03, 2014, 11:50:44 am »
Looking very good.



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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #28 on: September 09, 2014, 10:43:46 am »
More of my ever-growing list of projects!

I bought this sadly-mistreated Sir Nigel, spares/repair, off ebay. Poor Sir Nigel has obviously had a face-first encounter with the floor at some point - this is his nose glued back together. It'll need some filler...!




And from the inside:





It's incredibly grubby - it's a total respray job, I think...




...and judging by the state of the innards and valve gear, has never been serviced (the left-hand set of wheels has been cleaned):




The traction tyres seem to have been  glued on - they were a pain to get off and had gone absolutely solid!

Cleaning the wheels has removed the red paint - anyone know the official colour of the originals?



The paint shop:





The "Harry Potter Hall" is coming on nicely - I've made some cabside number plates out of brass offcuts, I'll fit these soon. I'm very pleased with the lining!





Two panniers. The foremost has been stripped, repainted and had new decals. Just needs a funnel top and a varnish.





Another spares/repair purchase - again, I stripped the very blobby paintwork off this Southern tank and have repainted. A touch-up, a coat of gloss varnish, some lining out and she'll be good as new.




Hope you like them! :)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #29 on: September 09, 2014, 10:48:55 am »
Having seen its condition when you bought it and seeing the results you have produced with you S&R locos already, I am really looking forward to seeing your progress on the Sir Nigel  :thumbsup:

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cheers John.

 

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