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Lone star baby deltic
« on: August 12, 2018, 01:03:03 pm »
If is as seems no baby deltic in RTR in the near future is it possible to fit the lone star version onto a motorised chassis and if so which?


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Re: Lone star baby deltic
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2018, 01:28:47 pm »
Why not get the original Treble-O-Lectric version?!   The mech is a bit basic (rubber band drive) but can be made to work quite well.

They seem to appear on ebay from time to time, sometimes pretty much mint boxed (obviously make sure it IS the motorised version). Spare motors also turn up, and replacement drive belts are available.

This one is advertised as a non-runner  :(
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/000-Lectric-LONE-STAR-DIESEL-LOCO/113186045901?hash=item1a5a69ffcd:g:XtsAAOSwBJNbaCbr
« Last Edit: August 12, 2018, 01:33:32 pm by ntpntpntp »
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Re: Lone star baby deltic
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2018, 02:07:27 pm »

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Re: Lone star baby deltic
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2018, 02:32:58 pm »
Thanks a lot food for thought!
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Re: Lone star baby deltic
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2018, 05:00:04 pm »
if i remember the class


I would find a shell of a class 37, shorten the nose and body length  restyle the body and mount the loco on Class 20 bogies and frames so as to reproduce, so far as reasonably practicable, the appearance of a Class 23. mind you some say the best chassis would have been a Dapol Class 73.
 
This has the correct Bogie centres and the bogie wheelbase is only 3" out or 0.5mm
 
http://www.clag.org.uk/wheelbase.html

but am happy to be stand corrected

 

 

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Re: Lone star baby deltic
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2018, 05:45:59 pm »
Why not buy the resin body from B H Enterprises
bhengauge@googlemail.com or ring Ray on 01923 672809 these are made from the original Silver Fox Master which B H E have written  permission from John Hazleton   to sell under the B H E brand.
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Re: Lone star baby deltic
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2018, 06:17:38 pm »
Why not buy the resin body from B H Enterprises

Which chassis is suggested to go with it Bob?
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Re: Lone star baby deltic
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2018, 08:16:01 pm »
I think it’s a Farish Poole made 24 or 25 but I’m not sure my memory isn’t that good also if I  remember the kit comes with battery box and bogie side frames .
I think Ray is waiting for more castings as the last time I looked we only had one or two on the stand .
Best ring him or Email him direct as I only see him at shows and I live about twenty miles away and I don’t have a car .
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Re: Lone star baby deltic
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2018, 11:47:50 pm »
tomytec chassis dimensions here:

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Re: Lone star baby deltic
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2018, 08:24:14 am »
I would find a shell of a class 37, shorten the nose and body length  restyle the body and mount the loco on Class 20 bogies and frames so as to reproduce, so far as reasonably practicable, the appearance of a Class 23.

Which is actually being done to re-create a real one! Shortened Class 37 body (noses also shortened), and Class 20 bogies. A power unit (engine / generator) did survive from one of the original locos and that is going in the re-created one.

On the model front, I think I have one of those Lonestar bodyshells somewhere (came in a lot with some other bits I bought) - it's pretty crude by modern standards.

 

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