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Re: Hawksworth coaches
« Reply #75 on: October 09, 2018, 07:06:22 PM »
Western Champion was an ebay purchase, no one else bid for it - mind you it is a Graham Farish one

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Alex

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Re: Hawksworth coaches
« Reply #76 on: October 10, 2018, 08:55:07 AM »
My four arrived from Hatton's* last week. Lovely looking coaches, but surprisingly not very free-running. It wasn't just one rogue coach, they were all like that. I had them running round the loft behind a tender-drive Black Five and it struggled a bit to get going, although it was OK once it got some speed up. Maybe they'll ease off once they've been run a few more times. Whereas the GWR-liveried ones ran much more freely right from the start. Anyone else had issues with this?
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One of my Maroon Hawskworth coaches had a tight wheelset; I identified the offending axle, ensured it was seated correctly in the bearings and gave the bogie frame a bit of a squeeze across the axle boxes.  This has resulted in a much more free-rolling coach.

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Re: Hawksworth coaches
« Reply #77 on: October 10, 2018, 07:38:07 PM »
Two photos. of my four Maroon Hawskworth coaches (in the same formation) passing through Cant Cove on a return special working to Trewoon Junction and Pentewan (for Mevagissey) but behind one of my NB Type 2's, D6319.





And close-ups of each one:







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Re: Hawksworth coaches
« Reply #78 on: October 10, 2018, 09:01:07 PM »
Western Champion was an ebay purchase, no one else bid for it - mind you it is a Graham Farish one

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Alex

Thanks, Alex. I had wondered whether it was a Graham Farish "Western" (the first DCC-fitted loco. I bought was a GF BR Maroon D1023). Yours does look very good. I don't think Dapol has ever made a model of D1015 in this livery?

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Re: Hawksworth coaches
« Reply #79 on: October 10, 2018, 10:12:09 PM »
According to the seller, it is a pro respray Chris, I am not so sure as the Crest at each end is the wrong one, but it looks good enough for the moment. I may get proper crests for it later, but there are plenty other things in my to do list at the moment.

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Re: Hawksworth coaches
« Reply #80 on: October 11, 2018, 05:24:26 PM »
According to the seller, it is a pro respray, Chris, I am not so sure as the Crest at each end is the wrong one, but it looks good enough for the moment. I may get proper crests for it later, but there are plenty other things in my to-do list at the moment.

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Alex

Thanks, Alex. It looks very good in the photo. I think 2mm scale BR coaching crests are available as transfers?

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