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Author Topic: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench  (Read 29937 times)

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #150 on: April 15, 2018, 10:08:35 AM »
Any chance of a step by step tutorial on how to turn an M7 into an H tank? (please!) I would love to have a BR auto fitted version.

If you can get your hands on it I wrote an article showing how I did it in NGS Journal 4/13.

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #151 on: April 15, 2018, 10:11:30 AM »
Beautiful work on that H class Gareth. Did you lower the tanks at all? The one I've been working on in CAD has stalled as I can't lower the tanks enough and it looks wrong to me. Yours looks just right though.
I did by approx. 1.25mm and it still fits over the motor mount and the boiler moulding carries on below the existing tank tops by enough to not need to alter it. If you have NGS Journal 4/13 you can probably see how much was removed in one of the photos by the remaining lining on the donor.

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #152 on: April 15, 2018, 11:41:24 AM »
Thanks Gareth, I'll dig out my copy and have a look once I've found it! :)

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #153 on: April 15, 2018, 12:10:57 PM »
Any chance of a step by step tutorial on how to turn an M7 into an H tank? (please!) I would love to have a BR auto fitted version.

If you can get your hands on it I wrote an article showing how I did it in NGS Journal 4/13.
I have just read it Gareth, I think that it will have to go into the round to it box after the County (if I can get enough mojo to restart it!) I am having too much fun running trains at the moment.

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #154 on: April 16, 2018, 11:37:07 AM »
Moving on to my next project a Farish 3MT chassis has been modified. Work is being hampered a bit as the chassis hadn't moved for a few years and the gear on the driver has split so I'm awaiting a replacement from Farish.
Anyhow, I digress, can you guess what it is yet?

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #155 on: April 16, 2018, 02:23:45 PM »
An SECR J class???

Have you swapped the motor around? You're giving me ideas about the donor chassis for my A5 now...

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #156 on: April 16, 2018, 03:39:50 PM »
You guessed that far too quickly ;)
I've not switched the motor round but have turned the conrods round as the front is now the back.

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #157 on: April 16, 2018, 03:58:38 PM »
You guessed that far too quickly ;)
I've not switched the motor round but have turned the conrods round as the front is now the back.

Well I did grab my copy of 'A Pictorial Record of Southern Locomotives' and looked it up; not many 0-6-4 configurations to choose from...

You've turned the conrods round? Do you mean that you've reversed the wheelsets? If so, have you had any problems as the 3MT chassis isn't quite an equal wheelbase (7'6 by 7'9 from memory). Speaking of which, put some Jubilee value gear and driving wheels under that coupled with a bogie and the 3MT chassis block would be a decent starting point for an Arthur...

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #158 on: April 16, 2018, 04:56:11 PM »
I don't think Farish bothered with the odd inch as the spacings on the conrod are identical so no issues with turning them round.
An Arthur is a bit too modern but if I should move westwards you never know ;)

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #159 on: April 16, 2018, 11:44:31 PM »
Work is being hampered a bit as the chassis hadn't moved for a few years and the gear on the driver has split

Out of interest what type gear was it? - white nylon or black plastic - I've seen both on different productions of the 3MT.

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #160 on: April 17, 2018, 09:29:34 AM »
Out of interest what type gear was it? - white nylon or black plastic - I've seen both on different productions of the 3MT.
It was the white nylon, first time one of them has split on me. Doubly annoying as Farish don't supply just the gear as a spare, you have to buy a complete wheelset. Still, it does mean I'll have some spare drivers to use on something ;)

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #161 on: May 01, 2018, 01:24:33 PM »
The J Class has now left the paint shop. It's wearing Wainwrights simplified livery after it was suggested his extravagant livery was a bit on the pricey side by the SECR board. 207 wore this livery upon delivery but soon succumbed to the wartime grey.



Just for a bit of a change I went back to plasticard construction rather than brass so my fingers aren't so singed! Fittings are modified NBrass.
We'll ignore the fact I seem to have left the front guard irons off.

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #162 on: May 01, 2018, 01:26:12 PM »
Looks fabulous. Great job! :admiration:

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #163 on: May 01, 2018, 01:38:14 PM »
Once again, Gareth waves his magic wand and a fantastic looking locomotive appears!

Awesome work!  8) 8) 8) 8)

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #164 on: May 10, 2018, 12:15:13 PM »
Just received my E2 print, Shapeways skimping on packaging again ;)

 

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