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Author Topic: 43xx/ 73xx P & D marsh Kit  (Read 1087 times)

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Offline AJP

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43xx/ 73xx P & D marsh Kit
« on: April 24, 2017, 03:39:26 pm »
Well as I like to have my fingers in lots of pies decided to start this kit, though am starting with the 3500 gallon tender. Should mention am building this for Chris in Prague, and started off building a 93xx as that is what I have until the 43xx turns up in the post.

The tender parts as supplied, lots of flash!!


All the bits cleaned up


Half built up.


Tender built up.


A disappointing discovery was that the brake standards did not have their "bits" on top, but this is easily fixed with wire and solder




All finished


Now really all finished



Regards Tony


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Re: 43xx/ 73xx P & D marsh Kit
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2017, 04:53:36 pm »
A good neat start - I will watch with great interest having seen other models from the"works"

Robert 

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Re: 43xx/ 73xx P & D marsh Kit
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2017, 04:55:13 pm »
I always fancied one of these I will follow the progress with interest.

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Re: 43xx/ 73xx P & D marsh Kit
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2017, 08:37:37 pm »
So more updates, the kit arrived the other day, and today I managed to start it:

The footplate, it comes with a big lump of white metal towards the back which helps strengthen it in transit, this you have to cut out, and here it is cut out.


The underside of the footplate, I scallop the wheel arches out, or the wheels can touch and short out.


The boiler cleaned up of mould marks.


THe firebox tacked in place.


You have to remove a lot of material from inside to get it to fit!!


Boiler, firebox and cabsides soldered in position


Cab handrails soldered in place


Trial Fit.


And that's all for tonight, should be finished soon.

Tony

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Re: 43xx/ 73xx P & D marsh Kit
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2017, 09:54:53 pm »
Many thanks, Tony. Looking very good indeed, already. I look forward to the next update. 8-)

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Re: 43xx/ 73xx P & D marsh Kit
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2017, 10:06:23 pm »
Looks good to my inexpert eye.

But I'm much intrigued by your workbench. The benchtop looks like it's had a hard life, which makes the leather(?) edging look the more incongruous. Was that a user-modification, is it all part of an old leather-bound desk, or something else entirely?

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Re: 43xx/ 73xx P & D marsh Kit
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2017, 10:55:50 am »
That's looking very good Tony. I'm impressed with the soldering on this, especially as it is white metal - I'm just about ok soldering brass, phosphor bronze and nickel silver now!

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Re: 43xx/ 73xx P & D marsh Kit
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2017, 11:55:34 am »
Looking good.  I built the 43XX some 20+ years ago myself (picked up a 93XX later on the 2nd hand market).  I was very pleased with the result.  I did not dare risk soldering and stuck (haha) to superglue.  Sold it, and a number of other ex GWR designs,  when my interests moved from North Wales with Cambrian/LNWR interests to SW Scotland.

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Re: 43xx/ 73xx P & D marsh Kit
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2017, 11:58:40 am »
Thanks for the compliments, I surprised my self actually, I was pretty certain I could solder them, but more surprised that it turned out so well. :D

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Re: 43xx/ 73xx P & D marsh Kit
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2017, 12:16:10 pm »
Good looking job so far, may I just point out that the cab side handrails should only go from the bottom of the cab side sheet to the bottom of the cab side cut out - have a look at pictures of 5322 on the web

Regards,

Alex

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Re: 43xx/ 73xx P & D marsh Kit
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2017, 01:53:47 pm »
OK, thanks Alex, will correct that!

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Re: 43xx/ 73xx P & D marsh Kit
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2017, 03:20:00 pm »
One further bit of advice if I may, I would recommend using N brass locos chimney and safety valve rather than the white metal ones supplied - I have this kit as well but haven't started it yet, and that is what I will do - I did the same on my 28xx, see below



Hope this helps

Alex

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Re: 43xx/ 73xx P & D marsh Kit
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2017, 03:57:08 pm »
Hi Alex, that is a very nice loco you built there! Which valve and chimney would you recommend? N Brass 2001 & 2002 possibly??

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Re: 43xx/ 73xx P & D marsh Kit
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2017, 04:33:07 pm »
Well, got almost all of it done.

Steam pipes added, also filled in some bits & bobs


Front tie bars & coupling hook + chimney.


Reversing rod & vacuum pipe added


Cab hand rails at correct hight (thanks Alex, normally find out after its been painted)


Cab roof tried for size


Just need to fit the hand rails on the boiler now and possibly change chimney and safety valve, waiting for more hand rails to arrive, Spanish post is eternal, ah well can crack on with my N brass bullied front bogies  :D

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Re: 43xx/ 73xx P & D marsh Kit
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2017, 05:28:35 pm »
Hi Alex, that is a very nice loco you built there! Which valve and chimney would you recommend? N Brass 2001 & 2002 possibly??

I just had a look at Nbrass locos website the numbers have changed, they are now 23001 & 23002

Regards,

Alex

 

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