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Author Topic: Spares and repair discoveries  (Read 143804 times)

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Offline Chris in Prague

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1470 on: November 23, 2017, 01:01:31 pm »
Looking very good, Gideon. I'm looking forward to the finished "Mogul". 8-)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1471 on: November 23, 2017, 03:30:38 pm »
the pace of progress frustratingly glacial...

Don't know how you can say that! Your workrate puts the rest of us to shame...  :)

Cheers,

Chris
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1472 on: November 23, 2017, 03:57:12 pm »
the pace of progress frustratingly glacial...

Don't know how you can say that! Your workrate puts the rest of us to shame...  :)

Cheers,

Chris

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1473 on: November 23, 2017, 04:23:00 pm »
the pace of progress frustratingly glacial...

Don't know how you can say that! Your workrate puts the rest of us to shame...  :)

Cheers,

Chris

Aaah! Don't tell him that!

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1474 on: November 30, 2017, 10:36:58 am »
An evening of loco time in this hurried and wicked world = happiness and (nearly) sanity...


A DB 2-6-4 tank in a slight fanciful but rather fetching lined livery gets its silver stripes, along with a couple of early Warships:






Arthur's lining is getting there:






I bought this US 2-8-8-2 as part of a big job lot (expensive and described as a "pile of poo" in "ebay madness", but watch and wait, people, watch and wait...)

With a bit of cleaning it now runs fine, but was missing half its valve gear. So I bodged some from a broken Atlas loco and it works! Not totally complete yet, but as this is for my collection it doesn't have to be perfect. The original gear is plastic, anything metal I've added:





Finally - finally - (sorry Chris, thanks for your patience!) I have completed the Mogul. Rather pleased with this one:











Many more on the go - pics soon! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1475 on: November 30, 2017, 11:15:49 am »
Glad the "pile of poo" is turning out to be useful. 

As I said on the thread about it, I assessed it quickly and it wasn't worth it for my purposes, but you're obviously having great fun with it!   It does baffle me how some folk let their locos get into such a bad state.
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1476 on: November 30, 2017, 11:21:02 am »
Glad the "pile of poo" is turning out to be useful. 

As I said on the thread about it, I assessed it quickly and it wasn't worth it for my purposes, but you're obviously having great fun with it!   It does baffle me how some folk let their locos get into such a bad state.

I reckon I might be able to get the odd diamond from the pile of poo (I'm going to try not to think too much about that mental image...) ;)

As a friend of mine used to say, "you can't polish a t*rd, but you can roll it in glitter..."  ;D
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1477 on: November 30, 2017, 11:40:44 am »
As some may know, I'm not a fan of the green stuff (if it ain't crimson or black, then it must be cack), but that's some fine work on that Mongrel Mogul.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1478 on: November 30, 2017, 11:48:25 am »
Many thanks, Gideon. It was well worth the wait. Douglas (Wickness) who did the DCC fitting, Tony who built and detailed the kit, and you who did the painting, lining, and fitting of the number and shedplates, together have done a fantastic job of creating a model of 6397 of St Blazey (83E).

The unavoidable delay waiting for the excellent number and shedplate sets from Narrow Planet to arrive being, of course, outside our control.) I can really recommend Narrow Planet for excellent, friendly, highly responsive service (unlike another supplier I could mention). Being able to specify shedplates with the numberplates of whatever WR description is great and the delay whilst the custom sheets are produced entirely understandable.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1479 on: December 12, 2017, 12:36:25 pm »
A little more workbench time, a little more progress...


Lining and painting aplenty:





Fiddly bits on Hood's tender:





Arthur's lining is very nearly complete, and blacking-in has started on the tender:




More soon!
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1480 on: December 12, 2017, 12:54:48 pm »
It's always encouraging to see the blacking-in starting to happen on an SR loco. It really starts to look the part!

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1481 on: December 12, 2017, 12:57:23 pm »
Fantastic work, Gideon.

I love the 'King Arthur'.

And it looks like some lucky person is going to get a 'N' gauge Lord Westwood for Christmas: unless it's ...

With best wishes.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1482 on: December 12, 2017, 12:59:39 pm »
I can't believe you put up with all this fiddly lining that everyone wants done...

...but...

...I'm damn glad you!

I know I'm an LMS devotee, but that Arthur lining looks great.

Keep up the good work my friend.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1483 on: December 12, 2017, 01:42:00 pm »
Love the Arthur. Starting to drool here....
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1484 on: December 12, 2017, 04:50:53 pm »
Looking at photos of Arthurs I think you have an extra bit of lining above the footplate,  level with the bottom of the nameplate, otherwise drool worthy
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