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Author Topic: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms  (Read 3186 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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