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Offline paulprice

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1335 on: July 18, 2017, 10:17:43 am »
The Jube looks fantastic :)

Was the A3 someone's attempt to produce a V2 do you think?

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1336 on: July 18, 2017, 10:20:59 am »
The A3 doesn't look like an A3. I think its that awful Minitrix valve gear.
Nothing to do with Gideons usual excellent work though.
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« Last Edit: July 18, 2017, 10:23:53 am by austinbob »
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 #1337 on: July 18, 2017, 10:23:35 am »
The A3 doesn't look like an A3. I think its that awful Minitrix valve gear.
Nothing to do with Gideons usual excellent work thought.
 :beers:

Im sure Gideon will turn it into something special

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1338 on: July 18, 2017, 10:34:22 am »
@Ozymandias I don't know how on earth you get the lining so perfect. The bit round the valve gear must drive you crackers, I hesitate yo even touch the small stuff never mind re-line it.

Top work bloke, she's looking fine.

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« Reply #1339 on: July 18, 2017, 10:44:55 am »

Was the A3 someone's attempt to produce a V2 do you think?
Funnily enough that was my first thought also
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« Reply #1340 on: July 18, 2017, 10:46:36 am »
The A3 doesn't look like an A3. I think its that awful Minitrix valve gear.

Looks like the original Farish valve gear to me?
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1341 on: July 18, 2017, 10:48:07 am »
The A3 doesn't look like an A3. I think its that awful Minitrix valve gear.

Looks like the original Farish valve gear to me?
Maybe you're right - but its still awful!!  :no:
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1342 on: July 18, 2017, 10:57:34 am »
I think you're right, chaps - I think it's meant to be a V2.

She will be stripped, given the correct tender and brought back to life in LNER green as 4771 Green Arrow. :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1343 on: July 18, 2017, 10:58:32 am »
The A3 doesn't look like an A3. I think its that awful Minitrix valve gear.


Looks like the original Farish valve gear to me?

Maybe you're right - but its still awful!!  :no:

You are right ntpntpntp. If anything the Minitrix version looks slightly better.

Here's the Dapol version which looks great



 :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 #1344 on: July 18, 2017, 11:19:49 am »
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1345 on: July 18, 2017, 11:12:10 pm »
I think you're right, chaps - I think it's meant to be a V2.

She will be stripped, given the correct tender and brought back to life in LNER green as 4771 Green Arrow. :)

Would be better to convert it back to an LNER livery A3? Should be easy as all that they've done is switch the front bogie and tender....

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1346 on: July 19, 2017, 09:24:09 am »
I think you're right, chaps - I think it's meant to be a V2.

She will be stripped, given the correct tender and brought back to life in LNER green as 4771 Green Arrow. :)

Would be better to convert it back to an LNER livery A3? Should be easy as all that they've done is switch the front bogie and tender....

Cheers,
Alan

It would probably be better - but Green Arrow is one of my eldest son's favourite locos...! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1347 on: July 19, 2017, 09:28:55 am »
It's taken a while, this one, but I hope the wait will have been worth it - very pleased with the latest T9!:

















Just a quick run round the test track to make sure I've re-assembled her properly and she'll be on her way back to her (very patient!) owner... :)
"Look on my works, Ye Mighty, and despair!"

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1348 on: July 19, 2017, 09:37:06 am »
That looks just great Gideon. Can't wait to get her back.

 :) :) :) :beers:
Size matters - especially if you don't have a lot of space - and N gauge is the answer!

Bob Austin

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1349 on: July 19, 2017, 09:49:28 am »
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