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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #375 on: February 19, 2018, 07:37:43 pm »
A truly wonderful collection. Thanks for these excellent photos. and the detailed update.

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #376 on: February 26, 2018, 06:08:28 pm »
Evening all

Just a quick post to show 47 145 earning her keep.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ghyag13caqe0cwr/Photo%2026-02-2018%2C%2017%2041%2040.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/skyqlicocgbbr8j/Photo%2026-02-2018%2C%2017%2041%2024.jpg?dl=0

She is a bit noisey at the moment (not sure how long her workings have been in storage), will probably be oiled / serviced soon (not least as yours truely has got some white enamel on the wheel treads).

That said, running is quite acceptable for her age, no discrace here.

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #377 on: February 26, 2018, 07:56:33 pm »
47145 looks wonderful mate.

Nice one Adam. Has been a while since I last checked in here.

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« Reply #378 on: February 26, 2018, 08:11:25 pm »
47145 looks wonderful mate.

Nice one Adam. Has been a while since I last checked in here.

Cheers
Anthony

Flattery indeed!

Cheers mate, great work in the MK2s btw.

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #379 on: February 27, 2018, 08:43:54 am »
47145 looks wonderful mate.

Nice one Adam. Has been a while since I last checked in here.

Cheers
Anthony

Flattery indeed!

Cheers mate, great work in the MK2s btw.

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Cheers mate. Yes, they are nearly finished apart from one. Decided to change the running number on the second BSO in the end - Such a purist!! Should have some photos tomorrow. 

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #380 on: March 16, 2018, 05:26:42 pm »
Well this is odd....

There seems to be a large pile of wood in the trainroom....

https://www.dropbox.com/s/y2o2ocb8go2mmov/Photo%2014-03-2018%2C%2021%2047%2005.jpg?dl=0

What on earth is that for  :hmmm:

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #381 on: March 16, 2018, 05:55:57 pm »
Very intriguing!

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #382 on: March 16, 2018, 06:13:29 pm »
Look forward to seeing what happens...! 

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #383 on: March 16, 2018, 07:01:04 pm »
Great things to come I'm sure
If it looks right, it probably is right.

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #384 on: April 16, 2018, 10:13:59 pm »
Good evening

So just to show Filton hasnít been completely forgotten, here is a new rake which I picked up from Trainwest this past weekend.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ykjoigljv7z97b3/Photo%2015-04-2018%2C%2020%2005%2037%20%281%29.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/prfy4vdzwq1uwas/Photo%2016-04-2018%2C%2017%2032%2036.jpg?dl=0

I was immediately drawn to the unusual colour scheme and the fact that these aggregate hoppers would look good behind 56001

https://www.dropbox.com/s/vl9xzgnia32zfk9/Photo%2016-04-2018%2C%2017%2031%2040.jpg?dl=0

These were part of a collection which once belonged to a much missed member of our N gauge area group who sadly passed away last year. Our group was asked to sell it on behalf of his family and I purchased these.

I am happy to remember him with a train on my layout.

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #385 on: April 27, 2018, 04:34:01 pm »
Not yet any modelling and I donít often do an entry on this thread just for a parcel, but this one was very interesting.

If you were to care to scroll back a couple of pages or so you would see my 159 was recently overhauled with new style Bachmann axels. As a finishing touch I have been thinking of replacing the standard couplings on the driving cars with more prototypical scharfenberg versions.

Having found a stock of Ďround to its, I recently placed an eBay order with Plaza Japan and today received my parcel, complete with...

Sumo wrestling results

https://www.dropbox.com/s/le73igmm54shlnh/Photo%2027-04-2018%2C%2013%2057%2012.jpg?dl=0

A rather plesent message to postie

https://www.dropbox.com/s/fr9w95oapevaor0/Photo%2027-04-2018%2C%2016%2030%2004.jpg?dl=0

The couplings themselves

https://www.dropbox.com/s/orwv797kh4xwypc/Photo%2027-04-2018%2C%2016%2016%2006.jpg?dl=0

And a cat approved box  :D

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pnua6fio4l8fns4/Photo%2027-04-2018%2C%2013%2051%2012.jpg?dl=0

Installation on the unit will follow shortly.

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #386 on: April 27, 2018, 07:54:46 pm »
Love the note to the postie!

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #387 on: April 27, 2018, 09:04:52 pm »
Love the note to the postie!

And me :thumbsup: The boss looks very comfortable in the box.
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #388 on: April 27, 2018, 09:48:35 pm »
Love the note to the postie!

Seconded; a great idea.

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Re: Filton TMD...an ongoing saga...
« Reply #389 on: April 27, 2018, 10:15:54 pm »
Love the note to the postie!

Seconded; a great idea.

One of many I suspect we would benifit from if we imported them from Japan (not least N gauge mechanisms!).

I would love to visit Japan one day, but I worry I would flounder without a person with a working knowledge of the language  :worried:

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