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Author Topic: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms  (Read 5338 times)

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Beyer Garratts LMS using Fairburn & LNER U1 using WD Austerity mechanisms
« Reply #75 on: December 16, 2017, 08:43:39 pm »
Slow progress.  White metal castings take a lot of work to get looking descent.  I have already taken the worst off and cut the internal clearances for the mechanisms.  The next stage is to add the brass fittings.




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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #76 on: December 17, 2017, 08:56:52 am »
Cleaning the castings may take a long time but more important is having the patience to do it . Having seen your Garrett and some of your other models the time and effort has been well worth it and you should be proud of them .they make my efforts look very poor.
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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #77 on: January 01, 2018, 11:55:20 pm »
A quick update.

I finally got the castings I needed on Christmas eve and I have now completed the second Garret.  I need to let the paint harden and then add detail and transfers.  given they are completely carved up mechanisms they are remarkably well matched.

If you look carefully you will note the casings on the front one are still loose. :D


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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #78 on: January 02, 2018, 12:11:37 am »
And with a coal train, pulled with ease.


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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #79 on: January 02, 2018, 10:09:47 am »
Fab-u-lous :admiration:

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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #80 on: January 02, 2018, 10:35:53 am »
I have seen one of them in real life and it is amazing it took over twelve minutes to travel round the club modular layout when it was tested for slow running.
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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #81 on: January 30, 2018, 09:18:49 am »
All done, now whether to weather.






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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #82 on: January 30, 2018, 09:36:07 am »
They look fantastic bloke. My personal opinion is NOT to weather, although I seem to be in the minority on this forum with that view.

They do look great though.

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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #83 on: January 30, 2018, 01:36:08 pm »
Why not weather one and leave the other ex-works?

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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #84 on: January 30, 2018, 03:32:32 pm »
If they were in later livery I'd say weather them but, from what I've seen on DVD and in pics, during the Big 4 days labour was more plentiful and companies had more pride so locos tended to be cleaner :hmmm:

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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #85 on: January 30, 2018, 03:37:19 pm »
Lovely job,  this post may kick the butt and get my Farish powered one into completion after nearly 10 years...

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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #86 on: January 30, 2018, 03:40:08 pm »
If they were in later livery I'd say weather them but, from what I've seen on DVD and in pics, during the Big 4 days labour was more plentiful and companies had more pride so locos tended to be cleaner :hmmm:

Thatís why I have hesitated.  Might add a little calcification round steam outlets and whistles.

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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #87 on: January 30, 2018, 03:50:45 pm »
Great Work, even though not my region or era I want one.
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