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Title: Shunters various
Post by: Cooper on October 13, 2017, 12:35:14 am
Some shunters on the workbench today. Made a little progress on the Hudswell Clarke today. Does anyone have a spare J94 chimney they could sell me, or a non-runner I can buy and break? I need a chimney for the Hudswell Clarke and one of these will fit the bill!

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/56/852-121017190902.jpeg)

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Title: Re: Shunters various
Post by: Vanders on October 14, 2017, 08:12:22 pm
BR Lines will happily sell you a spare J94 chimney, and for only 80p, too! Check http://brlines.co.uk/original-farish-spares/ (http://brlines.co.uk/original-farish-spares/) for part number GF2841
Title: Re: Shunters various
Post by: Cooper on October 14, 2017, 08:19:59 pm
BR Lines will happily sell you a spare J94 chimney, and for only 80p, too! Check [url]http://brlines.co.uk/original-farish-spares/[/url] ([url]http://brlines.co.uk/original-farish-spares/[/url]) for part number GF2841


Thank you, I hadn't thought I'd get one there for some reason, I'm not used to searching for steam loco bits! I've since found N Brass do a variety of chimneys, and I'll treat the Hudswell to a nice turned brass one.
Title: Re: Shunters various
Post by: Cooper on October 18, 2017, 04:28:03 pm
More progress. I got a delivery from N Brass today so the HUdswell Clark now has a chimney, buffers and steps. Austerity has new ladders and lubricators. Sentinel now sits straight but still needs couplings.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/56/852-181017162541.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=56854)
Title: Re: Shunters various
Post by: Cooper on October 18, 2017, 04:29:54 pm
Cruel close up. Still needs some work but nearly there!

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/56/852-181017162922.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=56856)
Title: Re: Shunters various
Post by: Claude Dreyfus on October 18, 2017, 06:57:09 pm
That Hudswell Clark is a really attractive looking kit. Sorry if I have missed this from elsewhere, but who produces this as a kit...or have you been particularly brave and scratch built it?
Title: Re: Shunters various
Post by: Atso on October 18, 2017, 07:31:22 pm
That looks like a nice solid build of an unusual prototype (in N at least!). Great work and well done!

Have you managed to source a chimney for the J94 from BR Lines?
Title: Re: Shunters various
Post by: Cooper on October 18, 2017, 09:40:51 pm
That Hudswell Clark is a really attractive looking kit. Sorry if I have missed this from elsewhere, but who produces this as a kit...or have you been particularly brave and scratch built it?

It is a BH Enterprises body kit which as the instructions say is shrunk down twice from an O Gauge kit to OO, and then again to N. this leaves some of the smallest bits unusable like the fold up footstep edges. Also, no castings so no chimney, but they do supply round buffers. I sourced replacement footsteps, chimney, drawhook and Oval buffers from N Brass as they all add to the weight.

It is meant to fit the Minitrix Dock Tank chassis, but for better running and to include a jackshaft that the original loco had I chose the Farish 04 chassis backwards under the body after seeing a finished model on 'another forum'. This introduces different compromises however, as to fit the chassis under the bodywork the gearbox casing at the front needs shortening and moving to the very front bufferbeam. An additional piece of bodywork then needs fashioning from the fret edge to fill the gap between the original casing and the cab.

I think it still looks like a Hudswell Clarke though!
Title: Re: Shunters various
Post by: Claude Dreyfus on October 18, 2017, 09:48:38 pm
It certainly does look like a Hudswell Clark. Nice to see some of the more unusual shunters in N gauge. The 04 chassis certainly works, even if you need some additional surgery to the body.
Title: Re: Shunters various
Post by: Cooper on October 18, 2017, 09:51:15 pm
https://youtu.be/4Ppwhv2OKew

This is it running Monday before it acquired chimney and buffers.
Title: Re: Shunters various
Post by: Cooper on October 31, 2017, 01:27:57 pm
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/57/852-311017132328.jpeg)

Latest progress. Still got some finishing details to do but they’re getting there.
Title: Re: Shunters various
Post by: PostModN66 on October 31, 2017, 02:39:09 pm
Looks like quite a nice paint finish...rattle cans?

Cheers Jon  :)
Title: Re: Shunters various
Post by: Cooper on October 31, 2017, 05:35:24 pm
Rover Applejack, last used for a 16mm O&K Shunter and so needed using up! It needs letting down a bit and the weathering and rust to come should sort it out.
Title: Re: Shunters various
Post by: Cooper on January 21, 2018, 09:00:09 am
With the help of Jon @PostModN66 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2671) ‘s spray gun and some judiciously in-filling with a small paint brush I have my NCB 7754 nicely weathered for my next layout foray. Leaden grey skies and South Wales coal and steel here we come....

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/60/852-210118085649.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=60797)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/60/852-210118085727.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=60798)