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07 shunter build
« on: February 08, 2017, 08:52:36 am »
Chris in Prague asked me to upload some pictures of my 07 shunters.
These are Etched Pixels kits on Farish 04 chassis.

This is a photo of the original at Eastleigh open day in 1973 with in the background, a class B tank (would you believe...)



The build went thus:




Photo 2. This is the footplate, all bent up and soldered for strength.



Photo 3. These are the two noses assembled as dry runs. Its a nice kit as it is based on tab assembly.



Photo 4. Getting there. Still to be added are the air cylinders and headlights, and some buffer beam details.



Photo 5. Daubed in etching primer.





Photos 6 and 7. Painted and weathered in BR blue.





Photos 8 and 9. And in green (lined and unlined). In hindsight, although many people say these wore malachite, I am likely to strip this loco and re-do it in Brunswick green and weather it. The malachite is probably a mistake (many a true word, Mr Bullied).



Photo 10. And finally a photo of the pair (as yet unglazed and unlined) on the Basingstoke layout, when it visited the Nottingham exhibition (2008).

Hope you like these. The full article was in the NGS mag in journal 4/09. They came joint second in the AMMC to (guess what) Gareth Collier's class 59.

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Re: 07 shunter build
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2017, 08:58:06 am »
Very nice indeed. Does the 04 chassis need much(any) tweaking?
 :) :beers:
Size matters - especially if you don't have a lot of space - and N gauge is the answer!

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Re: 07 shunter build
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2017, 09:18:06 am »
Just snip off the end of the connecting rod that leads to the balance crank on the 04, and it all falls away.
You can do that with a Xuron track cutter, so long as you do it perpendicular to the rod (i.e. top to bottom) rather than along its length (i.e. side to side).
The 03 chassis would probably work but the kit was designed for the 04 and the 04 was cheaper at the time.

HTH
Bob

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Re: 07 shunter build
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2017, 09:53:33 am »
Very nice work, Bob. I would say coming second to Gareth is no mean feat in itself!

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Re: 07 shunter build
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2017, 03:00:25 pm »
Thank you very much for these photos. and the description, Bob. Lovely models indeed. I like Class 07s almost as much as Class 03s. I remember seeing the last few Class 07s at Eastleigh Depot Open Day, years ago. I'm pretty certain they wore standard BR Diesel Green, as here:

http://www.clag.org.uk/class07.html

Have you thought about adding glazing (e.g., with that liquid glass stuff?)

When I find a cheap Class 04 I will definitely buy the Etched Pixels kit. Mine will be a BR Green livery one sent for evaluation to Penmayne to work the harbour sidings. 8-)

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Re: 07 shunter build
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2017, 04:04:00 pm »
 :thankyousign:
Great skills there. I find I'm more and more drawn to the little 'uns.

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Re: 07 shunter build
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2017, 04:51:49 pm »
Hi
The models have been glazed - before they were entered for the NGS AMMC. They were glazed with clear acetate sheet as the brass is very thin and they look flush glazed.
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Re: 07 shunter build
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2017, 05:03:13 pm »
Thanks for the update, Bob. Unfortunately, I wasn't a NGS member back in 2009, so I did not see the photos. of your excellent Class 07 models with the added glazing.

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Re: 07 shunter build
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2017, 05:12:30 pm »
The lined green one is actually glazed, if you look closely.

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Re: 07 shunter build
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2017, 05:19:48 pm »
Thanks for the update, Bob. Unfortunately, I wasn't a NGS member back in 2009, so I did not see the photos. of your excellent Class 07 models with the added glazing.


Hi

http://www.ngaugesociety.com/index.php?page=2009-classes-a1-to-a2

Cheers

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Re: 07 shunter build
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2017, 05:26:11 pm »
Many thanks, Bob and Paul. Excellent glazing work, too.

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Re: 07 shunter build
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2017, 05:51:25 pm »
I really cannot find any fault with this kit. Unlike many others I have experienced.
And the chassis is proven too. Only thing wrong with the chassis is it is not DCC. The wheel discs have the wrong spoke pattern too, but maybe the 03 is better there. I'm guessing the 03 and 04 share the same chassis. I have not needed to take my 03 apart to find out.

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Re: 07 shunter build
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2017, 05:57:34 pm »
I'm sure that it could be DCC-fitted, Bob; I have Class 03s and 04s which have been DCC-fitted.
« Last Edit: September 17, 2017, 09:18:50 pm by Chris in Prague, Reason: Corrected »

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Re: 07 shunter build
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2017, 07:32:11 pm »
I really cannot find any fault with this kit. Unlike many others I have experienced.
And the chassis is proven too. Only thing wrong with the chassis is it is not DCC. The wheel discs have the wrong spoke pattern too, but maybe the 03 is better there. I'm guessing the 03 and 04 share the same chassis. I have not needed to take my 03 apart to find out.

The 03 and 04 chassis are exactly the same apart from the different wheel patterns, and the 03 ones might look better, the 04 ones being unique to the loco. As the 07's cab is mid-loco I would think that it might be easier to fit a CT decoder into one since there should be some space in the chassis at the former 03/04 cab end. Depends I suppose on which way around the chassis fits into the body, I'm assuming the short bonnet end is at the back, where the space would be.

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Re: 07 shunter build
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2017, 07:37:12 pm »
Thanks for this very useful info. So, I should be looking for a Class 03 and not a Class 04 then for a future Class 07 model.

 

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