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Author Topic: 43xx/ 73xx P & D marsh Kit  (Read 842 times)

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Re: 43xx/ 73xx P & D marsh Kit
« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2017, 09:26:25 pm »
That's really excellent work, Tony. Well beyond my capabilities. It's looking really good. If you want to follow Alex's suggestion re: the N Brass valve and chimney, I'm very happy to wait and pay the extra as they look excellent on Alex's 28xx.

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Re: 43xx/ 73xx P & D marsh Kit
« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2017, 09:37:01 pm »
Hi all,

In it's time (early 80's) the P & D Marsh kits were amongst the best.

I rated them 2nd to the GEM range both in quality and accuracy.

Time has not been kind to the moulds on this one though!

I don't remember having anything like the amount of work required to remove flash and round up the boiler/smokebox as has been needed on the kit in this thread!

Anyway - the work done looks to be going to achieve a very nice end result.

I'll 2nd the suggestion for using the N Brass items to replace the supplied chimney and safety valve castings.

Thanks

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Re: 43xx/ 73xx P & D marsh Kit
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2017, 09:23:52 pm »
Hi, N Brass chimney and safety valve fitted, just waiting for hand rail knobs and chance to fit them with a magnifier, all wheel clearances checked internally and a little bit more material removed.

My 93xx in the background




Hope you like.

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Re: 43xx/ 73xx P & D marsh Kit
« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2017, 08:38:18 am »
Many thanks, Tony. I think fitting the N Brass chimney and safety valves was well worth the extra work. The 43XX is coming along very well and your 73XX looks very good, too. Will you also fit the N Brass chimney and safety valves to that one, too? I may well be tempted to request a 73XX, too! 8-)

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Re: 43xx/ 73xx P & D marsh Kit
« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2017, 04:33:28 pm »
Hi All, well it is finished (well my bit anyway).



You can see the other hole I drilled in the draw bar for the tender for closer coupling


Had to fill the gap between fire box and boiler in the end, was a bit glaring.



So that's it, its on its way to ozymandias for painting and lining

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Re: 43xx/ 73xx P & D marsh Kit
« Reply #20 on: June 01, 2017, 04:44:40 pm »
Many thanks, Tony, for your excellent work on what will become BR Lined Green Late Crest 43xx 7316 of St Blazey.

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Re: 43xx/ 73xx P & D marsh Kit
« Reply #21 on: June 09, 2017, 06:43:08 pm »
A few views of the 93xx I have been finishing, very similar build wise to the 43xx.

Number plate looks wonky, but it isn't really







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Re: 43xx/ 73xx P & D marsh Kit
« Reply #22 on: June 09, 2017, 06:59:03 pm »
Thanks for the photos., Tony. Very nice work.

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Re: 43xx/ 73xx P & D marsh Kit
« Reply #23 on: June 09, 2017, 07:11:19 pm »
Thanks Chris, 3rd photo down you can see one of the Station name boards I was building for St.Piran Road!

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« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2017, 10:55:39 am »
Thanks, Tony. I had wondered whether it was a station nameboard. I guess it will be the GWR white wooden letters on a white framed black background rather than BR WR Chocolate & Cream enamel?

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Re: 43xx/ 73xx P & D marsh Kit
« Reply #25 on: June 10, 2017, 02:57:02 pm »
I have one of these kits tucked away in the "maybe one day" drawer.

Seeing the result you have achieved inspires me to have a go as you have...at some point.

Any tips on fitting handrail knobs, do's and dont's  etc ?

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Re: 43xx/ 73xx P & D marsh Kit
« Reply #26 on: June 10, 2017, 03:11:48 pm »
Hi trkilliman, I normally make the holes for fitting the handrail knobs quite oversize, just makes them easier to fit in, also after threading all the handrail knobs on to the wire (in the case of the boiler) I bend the wire over at 90 degrees, to stop the dam things sliding off, then when it is all correct just snip the 90 degree section off - this also works well with tender handrails. I also use 60 sec super glue, though it takes far longer than that to go off.

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