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Author Topic: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms  (Read 2592 times)

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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #45 on: November 12, 2017, 09:46:48 am »
Bostin' :thumbsup:
Going by my experience of the Fairburn, I reckon you'll have superb running.

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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #46 on: November 12, 2017, 10:14:02 am »
The Fairburn tanks are nice runners, however, I did wonder given the amount I have chopped off them whether they would go back together and perform as well again.


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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #47 on: November 19, 2017, 10:04:31 pm »
I'm still awaiting further castings from Lychett, however the N Brass fittings have arrived, so in the interim I have cleaned up the body castings for the first loco and I have fitted a brass chimney, dome, and various fillers and vents.  Sprayed with Halford's etch primer its beginning to look the part.




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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #48 on: November 21, 2017, 12:39:16 am »
OK  Paint has dried and remaining final physical details added. 

the next stage will be to detail, paint and add transfers and before I do a final assembly I will add the DCC sound chip in the boiler.

NB. The model is held together with tape until I paint the detail so buffer beams are a bit squint.



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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #49 on: November 21, 2017, 09:41:35 am »
It makes my second hand model look rough I bought it  from a dealer for a song many years ago as a non runner ,all that was wrong was a simple short on the body work I was going to strip.it and rebuild it or just use the  two chassis but kept it in the end never did rebuild it .
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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #50 on: November 21, 2017, 10:43:41 am »
It makes my second hand model look rough I bought it  from a dealer for a song many years ago as a non runner ,all that was wrong was a simple short on the body work I was going to strip.it and rebuild it or just use the  two chassis but kept it in the end never did rebuild it .
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The Skytrex model built as the kit prescribes is a nice model but with stand off accuracy, and I have had one giving me good service for many years.  However, call it an engineers eye, the length is too long and the articulation is a compromise to suit the mechanisms of the day, and I have waited twenty years to build a correct one  :D.

I do hope the new Farish 8F mechanisms when they appear will allow me to build an LNER U1.

I hope to have this pair and my original running at our open day (Berkshire Area Group N Soc) on the 7th April 2018 which we have just confirmed.

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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #51 on: November 21, 2017, 11:54:17 am »








Allowing for lens distortion here is a comparison of the unmodified Skytrex model, a scale drawing and the new model.

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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #52 on: November 21, 2017, 04:02:21 pm »
Im soooooooooo jealous  :veryangry: :veryangry:

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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #53 on: November 23, 2017, 05:22:10 pm »


Wired and sound chip installed.

I need to fit the crew, brass steam valves and whistle, add transfers, dull varnish and I think a liberal amount of shading and weathering, however it is substantially mechanically complete.

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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #54 on: November 23, 2017, 05:37:46 pm »
Very impressive!

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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #55 on: November 23, 2017, 06:13:11 pm »
Time to start saving up to buy 100 coal wagons (or wagon kits)  :)

Well done !


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« Reply #56 on: November 23, 2017, 07:31:02 pm »
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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #57 on: November 23, 2017, 07:37:21 pm »

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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #58 on: November 23, 2017, 08:24:20 pm »
Amazing. You can even hear the (non-existent) cab crew having a natter :D

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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt using Fairburn mechanisms
« Reply #59 on: November 23, 2017, 08:27:28 pm »
That was the BBC news on the TV in the background, and if you listen carefully its the item on beat boxing. 8)

 

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