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Author Topic: Spares and repair discoveries  (Read 194860 times)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1230 on: March 23, 2017, 12:38:33 pm »
The latest T9 is a really superb example of your skills, Gideon. I look forward to sending you at least one, later this year, after DCC-fitting.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1231 on: March 23, 2017, 02:43:50 pm »
Brilliant, Gideon!

Hoping the 'next one' might be mine!!  ;)

How do you find the time to do all this great stuff?

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Thanks Dave! The next one is indeed yours! :)


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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1232 on: April 03, 2017, 01:44:23 pm »
Brilliant, Gideon!

Hoping the 'next one' might be mine!!  ;)

How do you find the time to do all this great stuff?

Dave G



Thanks Dave! The next one is indeed yours! :)


And here she is, phase 1 - 1st coat of copper on the pipework:





I bought this D11 from a forum friend - lots to do, but here's the "before" shot. Currently it's in the stripper bath:






A few more scenics done on the test track - I may have been a little heavy handed with the weathering powder on those walls...! ;)



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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1233 on: April 03, 2017, 02:54:39 pm »
And here she is, phase 1 - 1st coat of copper on the pipework:




Thought I was seeing double for a moment there, until I 'spotted' the lack of a drilled hole for the front vacuum pipe. Phew. Not quite going mad...

Those buffer heads could do with being blackened down and the red buffer beam may need a darker top coat. Regular Union Mills adjustments ;)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1234 on: April 03, 2017, 04:53:36 pm »
Thanks for the update, Gideon.

Looking good!

That other loco looks like it could do with a lot of TLC. ;)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1235 on: April 05, 2017, 10:36:56 am »
T9 MkII, phase 2 - pipework second coated, splasher tops blackened and steps painted:






D11, phase 2 (a.k.a. the "Oh my God, what have I done?!" phase) - having stripped the D11 I could see that the glue was rather blobby in places and some pieces not sitting straight. So a few hours in warm water, some careful disassembly and this is the result...:






Oh, I do love it when this happens... I bought a Dapol Q1, in bits, unsure whether it would go back together or whether it was all there, for 30. An hour's dismantling, cleaning, de-chipping, soldering and swearing later... a happily running Q1! She's a tiny bit wobbly on corners, but will do nicely to represent the Q1 in my "Bluebell Railway" fleet. :) :



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« Reply #1236 on: April 05, 2017, 10:41:29 am »
Looking good as usual..    :beers:
Size matters - especially if you don't have a lot of space - and N gauge is the answer!

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1237 on: April 05, 2017, 11:15:50 am »
Thanks for the latest updates, Gideon. Excellent work as always. You're definitely a T9 detailing and relivering expert. 8-)

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« Reply #1238 on: April 05, 2017, 12:44:52 pm »
Thanks - she's coming along nicely!

 :D

It'll be interesting to see how that kit of parts comes back together.

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« Reply #1239 on: April 05, 2017, 12:51:13 pm »


It'll be interesting to see how that kit of parts comes back together.

Dave G

Yeah... could be very interesting putting that back together...  :-\  ;)
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« Reply #1240 on: April 05, 2017, 03:21:45 pm »


It'll be interesting to see how that kit of parts comes back together.

Dave G

Yeah... could be very interesting putting that back together...  :-\  ;)

Im sure you will put us bodgers to shame, brilliant work so far, the T9's look great

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« Reply #1241 on: April 05, 2017, 04:42:54 pm »
Your fettling efforts are far from bodges,PP!  @paulprice

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1242 on: April 06, 2017, 10:24:58 am »
The D11 is back in one piece! Well, nearly.

Quite bit of filling, sanding and tweaking to do, but looking a lot better:


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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1243 on: April 06, 2017, 10:30:59 am »
The D11 is back in one piece! Well, nearly.

Quite bit of filling, sanding and tweaking to do, but looking a lot better:



Wow - and so quick - Nice
I sent you a PM yesterday Gideon if you could have a look please.
 :beers:
Size matters - especially if you don't have a lot of space - and N gauge is the answer!

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« Reply #1244 on: April 06, 2017, 06:44:00 pm »
The D11 is back in one piece! Well, nearly.

Quite bit of filling, sanding and tweaking to do, but looking a lot better:



Question - No two questions. Where do you find these goodies and is this one gonna be for sale.  :)
Oh... and a 3rd question - what livery...  :drool:
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