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Author Topic: Spares and repair discoveries  (Read 183672 times)

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Offline austinbob

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1530 on: April 10, 2018, 01:03:22 pm »
Rumours of my demise are greatly exaggerated...

Work trips, Florida Flu and the Easter Hols have kept me away from the workbench of late, but I finally managed to get back to it last night!


A small sample of some of the many little lovelies on the go at the moment:





The lining on this D11 is proper fiddly!!!





A finished one - Britannia "Shooting Star" in late, plain BR green:









Not N Gauge, but has anyone modelled this? The Volks Electric in Brighton, which I took the kids on over the weekend:




More soon...!

That D11 looks pretty tasty!!
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Size matters - especially if you don't have a lot of space - and N gauge is the answer!

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« Reply #1531 on: April 10, 2018, 01:12:20 pm »
Nice looking Brit, Gideon :thumbsup:

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1532 on: April 10, 2018, 03:55:46 pm »
Nice looking Brit, Gideon :thumbsup:

I'm sure he is. No need to get personal though  :P

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« Reply #1533 on: April 10, 2018, 04:07:04 pm »
 :laughabovepost: I'm taking it as a compliment...  :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1534 on: April 10, 2018, 06:03:53 pm »
Superb work as always, Gideon. A WR Plymouth Laira (83D) allocated "Britannia" is on my future list; 70021 "Morning Star" would be my choice.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1535 on: April 10, 2018, 09:15:24 pm »


Not N Gauge, but has anyone modelled this? The Volks Electric in Brighton, which I took the kids on over the weekend:





I've lived 20 miles from the Volks for 25 years and I've never visited it!!

Sorry -  :offtopicsign:

I agree with the others, that's a fine looking Brit, my second favourite loco (after the Peppercorn A1).

Keep up the good work!

Cheers,

Chris
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1536 on: April 18, 2018, 10:33:52 am »
Masking tape. Don't you just hate it when this happens...? Sand back, remask, respray, hope it doesn't happen again... :veryangry::


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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1537 on: April 18, 2018, 10:35:56 am »
Very sorry to see that, Gideon. I hope that next time all will be well.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1538 on: April 18, 2018, 10:36:17 am »
Aaaarrrrggh! :goggleeyes:

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« Reply #1539 on: April 18, 2018, 12:43:15 pm »
Sorry thats happened ,but its nice to know it happens to.an expert as well as a beginner like me.
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« Reply #1540 on: April 18, 2018, 01:14:55 pm »
Sorry thats happened ,but its nice to know it happens to.an expert as well as a beginner like me.
Bob Tidbury

I'll second that! I bought an item off eBay once that was wrapped in tissue Sellotaped to the loco side. Guess what happened as I opened it...

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1541 on: April 18, 2018, 01:49:13 pm »
Maybe worth trying "frog tape" - allegedly easy peel?
If it looks right, it probably is right.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1542 on: April 27, 2018, 10:08:21 am »
Joy... that moment when you receive a package of fifteen "spares or repair" locos from eBay, and after a few happy hours of tinkering, cleaning and fettling, ten of them are running like new... :claphappy:











The other five need a little more love, but will be up and running soon...

Other news and pics on resprays and restorations shortly! :)
"Look on my works, Ye Mighty, and despair!"

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1543 on: April 27, 2018, 11:47:53 am »
Is the Arnold 2-8-2 the version with a smoke unit fitted?  They're fun but you need to run them quite fast to get the unit to work.
Nick.   2016 celebrating the 20th anniversary of "Königshafen" exhibition layout!

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1544 on: April 27, 2018, 11:56:37 am »
A very fine collection, Gideon. I can see two Minitrix Dock Tanks, a great pity that they are too small to fit a DCC chip within, as well as two Minitrix Ivatt 2-6-2Ts, all of which I'm sure will give years' more running pleasure. The Graham Farish LMS 4-4-0 looks very good and I know someone who would appreciate it.

 

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