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Author Topic: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench  (Read 25808 times)

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #135 on: March 26, 2018, 11:08:30 am »
Hi Gareth, that's absolutely lovely! I didn't realise Farish did a tender drive, could you post a pic of the tender and loco chassis to see how you fitted it all in?

Cheers
Simon

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #136 on: March 26, 2018, 11:39:32 am »
For a while they switched to tender drive - Royal Scot, Jubilee, 5MT and maybe more.
As I don't do DCC I removed the blanking plate to reduce the tender height. It will run on its own as it also picks up but I've added pickups from the drivers which transfer power through the Farish drawbar which was designed for the job.

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #137 on: March 26, 2018, 11:45:43 am »
Top job. You've created a thing of beauty :goggleeyes:

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #138 on: March 26, 2018, 11:48:18 am »
I've finally done some modelling!

YES! He's back and in great style!  8) 8) 8)

Lovely locomotive Gareth. I'm interested in your bogie arrangement. Have you mounted directly to the 'frames' under the smokebox? If so how are the clearances and tracking of the loco?

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #139 on: March 26, 2018, 11:51:49 am »
For a while they switched to tender drive - Royal Scot, Jubilee, 5MT and maybe more.

Just to add to the list of Farish tender driven locomotives:

- LNER B1
- LNER J39 (same tender drive as the B1 with different bodies)
- LNER A1
- LNER A2 (same tender drive as the A1 with various bodies)
- LMS Black Five (same tender drive as the Jubilee and Scott)
- BR 4MT two different drives; large and small tenders (the 5MT was an early coreless motor, loco driven model)

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #140 on: March 26, 2018, 12:11:43 pm »
Lovely locomotive Gareth. I'm interested in your bogie arrangement. Have you mounted directly to the 'frames' under the smokebox? If so how are the clearances and tracking of the loco?

I always directly mount bogies to the 'frames' and never had any issues. I use exactly the same method as Union Millls with a bolt acting as the pivot locating directly in to the smokebox except pop a spring over the bolt to keep the bogie firmly planted. The frames did need a little filing to ensure there was just enough clearance.

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #141 on: March 26, 2018, 12:14:46 pm »

Just to add to the list of Farish tender driven locomotives:

- LNER B1
- LNER J39 (same tender drive as the B1 with different bodies)
- LNER A1
- LNER A2 (same tender drive as the A1 with various bodies)
- LMS Black Five (same tender drive as the Jubilee and Scott)
- BR 4MT two different drives; large and small tenders (the 5MT was an early coreless motor, loco driven model)
More than I thought or remembered. It's my aging brain!

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #142 on: March 26, 2018, 03:49:03 pm »
Lovely locomotive Gareth. I'm interested in your bogie arrangement. Have you mounted directly to the 'frames' under the smokebox? If so how are the clearances and tracking of the loco?

I always directly mount bogies to the 'frames' and never had any issues. I use exactly the same method as Union Millls with a bolt acting as the pivot locating directly in to the smokebox except pop a spring over the bolt to keep the bogie firmly planted. The frames did need a little filing to ensure there was just enough clearance.

You've jinxed it  ;) Prior to visiting the paint shop it was fine. Now reassembled the bogie derails at every opportunity. Don't you just hate it when that happens  :'( Fettling is required

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #143 on: March 26, 2018, 03:51:28 pm »
Lovely job, a nice crisp model.   :thumbsup:

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #144 on: March 26, 2018, 04:41:10 pm »
What chassis did you use? I Can't believe that after building such a beautiful body you would put something like that (farish 4P) underneath!

Regards,

Alex
« Last Edit: March 26, 2018, 04:43:09 pm by Hailstone »

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #145 on: March 26, 2018, 04:52:13 pm »
No Farish 4P was hurt in the making of this loco. Royal Scot tender drive,drivers from a UM 2P as I scrounge all 'N' wheels from my local 2mm SA group after they've done their conversions and bogie is the spare you get with larger wheels in Farish locos  :D
Also disaster averted re the derailing bogie as I had forgotten to thread the small spring over the screw that keeps the bogie pressed to the track.

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #146 on: April 14, 2018, 11:51:39 am »
Hot on the heels of the L class I've converted another M7 to an H class but this time gone for wartime grey. It's amazing the difference a livery can make to the look of a loco.

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #147 on: April 14, 2018, 12:49:31 pm »
Very nice indeed :thumbsup:

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #148 on: April 15, 2018, 12:56:06 am »
Hot on the heels of the L class I've converted another M7 to an H class but this time gone for wartime grey. It's amazing the difference a livery can make to the look of a loco.



Any chance of a step by step tutorial on how to turn an M7 into an H tank? (please!) I would love to have a BR auto fitted version.

Regards,

Alex
« Last Edit: April 15, 2018, 12:57:49 am by Hailstone »

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #149 on: April 15, 2018, 07:20:25 am »
Beautiful work on that H class Gareth. Did you lower the tanks at all? The one I've been working on in CAD has stalled as I can't lower the tanks enough and it looks wrong to me. Yours looks just right though.

 

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