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Re: TALES OF DOOM FROM MY WORKBENCH
« Reply #75 on: May 14, 2017, 08:24:18 pm »
Your reasoning sounds entirely logical Paul!  :smiley-laughing:

Re the Jubilee: You could always donate it to DorsetMike to turn into a proper locomotive!  :P :P :P

Is the Royal Scot in original or rebuild form?

Steve I always worry when people agree with my reasoning, even more so if its you  :P

I need the Jubilee I don't have many locomotives honest, and Mike does not need anymore  :P

Its a rebuilt one, I think it due to be painted in wartime plain black

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« Reply #76 on: May 14, 2017, 08:30:38 pm »
And to save you money on postage you can keep the tender(s) :P

Mike I wish other people would look out for my interests like you.  :angel:

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Re: TALES OF DOOM FROM MY WORKBENCH
« Reply #77 on: May 14, 2017, 08:50:18 pm »
Mike I wish other people would look out for my interests like you.  :angel:

We've both tried to steer you towards proper railways...  :P :P :P :P

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« Reply #78 on: May 14, 2017, 08:56:16 pm »
Mike I wish other people would look out for my interests like you.  :angel:

We've both tried to steer you towards proper railways...  :P :P :P :P

is that what you call it

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« Reply #79 on: May 18, 2017, 09:22:03 pm »
Well the Domestic Overlord collected from the Post Office today my "spares or repair" Evil Bay Royal Scot today.

The seller said there was something wrong with the DCC chip, so I thought if worst came to worst I would throw the chip away (as I'm on a diet) and hard wire the loco.

Anyway I noticed the crosshead on one side had come away from the slide bars, a relatively easy fix I thought, two minutes later it was back where it should be.

When the loco was placed on the track, and power applied NOTHING, so I looked underneath.

That's when I spotted that one of the wires on the tender to loco coupling was not located correctly, it was jammed in the middle of the central pin. So a little careful work with the pliers had this sitting as it should be.

Back on the track and power applied and still nothing, so out came the moulded coal and out with the silly DCC chip thing (its a fad and will never be popular trust me). Rather than hard wiring the loco, and unleashing my god like soldering on the world I fitted a blanking chip.

Power applied and the beast was alive........... the only problem now is the valve gear keeps locking up, by the looks of it its been a little squeezed by the last owner.

However that job will have to wait as the Domestic Overlord, summoned me down from the train room, freedom curtailed another job to be postponed...... :'(

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« Reply #80 on: May 20, 2017, 09:47:23 am »
Well the Rebuilt Scot is nearly ready to enter the paint shop, a lot quicker than I thought, there is one problem though, more of that later.

To get the loco running again, the following little jobs had to be completed.

1. Removal of something called a DCC chip and a blanking plate fitted (DCC trust me its a fad lol)
2. Removal of the loco to render coupling, to correct the incorrectly fitted connections.
3. Re-fitting the cross head and piston to the cylinders on one side.
4. Straightening of the bent valve gear (look like previous owner had clamped in a little)
5. Removal of a lot of fluff/detritus from behind the wheels.

Total time spent just over an hour, result another addition to the fleet at a cost of around 50% less than RRP.

Now the problem, what livery to paint the loco, needs to be LMS livery, maybe unlined black, maybe lined, decisions, decisions. Then there is the name to apply, more decisions............. :helpneededsign:

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Re: TALES OF DOOM FROM MY WORKBENCH
« Reply #81 on: May 23, 2017, 06:56:58 pm »
Busy old workbench and great thread - good to know I am not alone with a suite of work in progress!

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Re: TALES OF DOOM FROM MY WORKBENCH
« Reply #82 on: May 23, 2017, 08:54:36 pm »
Well today I was home before the Domestic Overlord got home, so as I was on my own I thought I would do a little modelling.

So I set of to the spare room to do a little work on my Stanier Mogul project, but as usual I got waylaid and spent what valuable modelling time I had on a totally different project.

I've not been too happy with the weathering I had applied on a couple of my Jubes, so I thought I would give them a bit of a touch up, and have some lamps fitted. The problem was one thing lead to another and this little lot ended up with a little attention.

I think even though they are more prototypical black oil lamps are very hard to see when fitted, and I need to find other allocations for the fleet other than express passenger (more parcels I think).

Notice lurking at the back are another Jube (I'm sure I have a couple more Jubes hidden somewhere) and a Scot (Evil bay spares and repair loco).

All I need to do now is find some more modelling time.
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Re: TALES OF DOOM FROM MY WORKBENCH
« Reply #83 on: May 24, 2017, 10:00:21 am »
I have decided tonight I will attempt to fit the Dome to my Mogul, or at least think about fitting it......... :help:

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Re: TALES OF DOOM FROM MY WORKBENCH
« Reply #84 on: May 28, 2017, 10:51:45 am »
I NEED TO DO SOME MODELLING  :help: :help: :help: :help: :help:

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Re: TALES OF DOOM FROM MY WORKBENCH
« Reply #85 on: May 28, 2017, 04:30:35 pm »
No way to distract the DO?

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Re: TALES OF DOOM FROM MY WORKBENCH
« Reply #86 on: May 28, 2017, 06:00:00 pm »
No way to distract the DO?

If only it was that easy

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« Reply #87 on: May 29, 2017, 10:36:46 pm »
Well this weekend has seen a little modelling done, just a little.

The rebuilt Scot has been allocated the number 6132 and is slowly being lined.

More importantly the Jube has received her number 5710, as I was seeking inspiration, I glanced across and the Domestic Overlord, and the perfect name hit me "Old Nag"   :D :D But then I looked again and though no more like "IRRESISTABLE"  :angel: :angel:

Now chaps that is how you earn brownie points

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Re: TALES OF DOOM FROM MY WORKBENCH
« Reply #88 on: May 30, 2017, 10:48:44 pm »
Well a little more progress has been made on the Jubilee no 5710 and Royal Scot 6132.

The Jube just needs her crew and lamps fitting then will get a little weathering (Again thanks to Domestic Overlord for the inspiration).

The Scot is now lined, and re-numbered on one side as I put 6312, rather than 6132 on one cab, must be an age thing, again she needs her crew and lamps fitting, and her buffer beams and buffers painting, and a coat of grot and she will be complete.

If I get chance tomorrow I may even take a few pictures so you can laugh and my work.

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Re: TALES OF DOOM FROM MY WORKBENCH
« Reply #89 on: May 31, 2017, 11:14:32 am »
look forward to seeing the irresistable photos!

 

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