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Author Topic: Freds workbench progress, Stanier PK, J94 and GP wanting a body  (Read 290 times)

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Offline Fredastaire

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Just a picture of progress, ive almost finished my Stanier 2-6-4 PK antique kit, rather nice castings except one tank side had blow holes, i did fill with low melt solder however after paint it still shows a bit so i'm to wet n dry and respray just that tank side. I ignored the PK rear bogie, instead I drilled off the Farish rear bogie drawbar, moved it and redrilled fixing with 10BA fixing, lengthened it a little to retain the Farish coupling. Also in the picture is a J94, i'm fitting all handrails and steps to make it LNER, and adding the bunker top, one of only two that had high bunker whilst LNER, all others were done as BR. It was a brain teaser to remove the cast handrails and drill the knob holes, ive made most holes too big - its a learning curve.
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Now a question, I have a new old stock Farish GP tank thative only run a little. have any of you got an antique kit lurking gathering dust that this could be a donor for? my preference is LMS and LNER. I have been talking with Dr Al, he has mentioned the current Langley N7 which might be an option. I dont mind any chassis work to chop or add bogies as needed.


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Re: Freds workbench progress, Stanier PK, J94 and GP wanting a body
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2019, 12:27:29 PM »
Please can I give a bump to my earlier notes?

Whilst my PK Stanier 2 cyl is up and running, Ive noted that BH Enterprises does a Stanier 3 cyl kit for the Farish Black five chassis. Question have any of you built this kit? have you any photos? Ive a sound runner Black five chassis lurking on the shelf. Ive asked BH for info earlier in the week but received no answer, I dont know what is in the kit, can anybody comment?. I guess they are too busy exhibiting.

Ive also still got my superb GP tank chassis awaiting a new body kit for a new life, any ideas welcome or have you a suitable kit gathering dust.

Ref the J94, its now got handrails and steps, ill add a new photo shortly.

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Re: Freds workbench progress, Stanier PK, J94 and GP wanting a body
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2019, 04:58:33 PM »
Hi;

There was/is a kit for a J52 saddle tank which IIRC fits the GP tank chassis.

I have one, but its over twenty years since I built it, and I can't offhand remember the manufacturer, and I can't now remember which chassis I used, but I'm sure it was the GP tank.

The N7 was for a 94xx chassis, and the N2 for a Prairie.

martyn

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Re: Freds workbench progress, Stanier PK, J94 and GP wanting a body
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2019, 05:05:16 PM »
The farish GP tank is the same chassis as the gwr 94xx pannier tank so the n7 would be a match, equally you could get a body for 94xx and super detail it.
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Re: Freds workbench progress, Stanier PK, J94 and GP wanting a body
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2019, 12:21:30 PM »
BH enterprises does a J52; i'm still trying to find somebody who has built or has photos of BH kits. Are they good and how much comes in the box? (i'm back to the bench just now to sort a Farish Standard five with motor gone for a club colleague).

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Re: Freds workbench progress, Stanier PK, J94 and GP wanting a body
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2019, 09:21:15 PM »
BH enterprises does a J52; i'm still trying to find somebody who has built or has photos of BH kits. Are they good and how much comes in the box? (i'm back to the bench just now to sort a Farish Standard five with motor gone for a club colleague).

The BH J52 is pretty awful to be honest. Very blobby, and really not that realistic. One to avoid.

The Beaver model is much better, but not quite to scale (to stretch to fit the 94xx chassis), but pretty difficult to find on the secondhand market.

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