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Offline msr

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #405 on: May 21, 2015, 12:49:20 PM »
I think its a Piko Elektrolok Mehrzwecklokomotive S699 CSD (Czech Railways) which has lost its pantographs. There are several currently for sale on the German ebay site, such as this one:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Elok-Elektrolok-Mehrzwecklokomotive-S699-CSD-von-Piko-/161708123136?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_77&hash=item25a68e2400

However, the normal livery appears to be orange and so yours might well have been repainted.

The catalogue number is Piko 5/4109. You can see it in this catalogue:
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=7Z-Yoq23S04C&pg=PA13&lpg=PA13&dq=piko+5/4109&source=bl&ots=SDAXZzFhMm&sig=a5zqM5nLwu0pgtKDjeIp1LRGHsc&hl=en&sa=X&ei=0MVdVfL6EIXuUoHfgPAG&ved=0CDoQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=piko%205%2F4109&f=false

Hope this is of interest.

Mike

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #406 on: May 21, 2015, 04:19:04 PM »
I think its a Piko Elektrolok Mehrzwecklokomotive S699 CSD (Czech Railways) which has lost its pantographs. There are several currently for sale on the German ebay site, such as this one:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Elok-Elektrolok-Mehrzwecklokomotive-S699-CSD-von-Piko-/161708123136?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_77&hash=item25a68e2400

However, the normal livery appears to be orange and so yours might well have been repainted.

The catalogue number is Piko 5/4109. You can see it in this catalogue:
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=7Z-Yoq23S04C&pg=PA13&lpg=PA13&dq=piko+5/4109&source=bl&ots=SDAXZzFhMm&sig=a5zqM5nLwu0pgtKDjeIp1LRGHsc&hl=en&sa=X&ei=0MVdVfL6EIXuUoHfgPAG&ved=0CDoQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=piko%205%2F4109&f=false

Hope this is of interest.

Mike


Wonderful stuff, thanks Mike! :)

It's a truly hideous livery (both to look at and to try and recreate) - I wonder if it came in any other colours...? ;)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #407 on: May 26, 2015, 10:36:04 AM »
The ochre 31 is finished! I rather like this livery - these diesels are definitely growing on me...

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A slightly better pic of the dock tank in its LMS livery:

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Both up for sale on fleabay if they appeal to anyone...!

Now to finish Sir Nigel, the blue Castle and various others on the go....
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #408 on: May 27, 2015, 11:23:50 AM »
More progress - the blue Castle and the re-painted Jube take shape:

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I'm also trying to restore a couple of Lima 2-6-4's at the moment. Removing the weights from one I've found that they are covered in what looks like limescale (it's not, Viakal has no effect!). I'm presuming this is some sort of oxidisation of the metal, but can anyone suggest the best way to remove it? Is it best just to file it off or is there a magic chemical I can use? See pics:

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Any advice gratefully received! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #409 on: May 27, 2015, 11:28:46 AM »
A slightly better pic of the dock tank in its LMS livery:

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I love this little Dock Tank!  My introduction to N Gauge was a birthday present of the set this loco came with.  I even did an LMS relivery myself, but at the age of 12ish it wasn't quite as professional of yours!

I re-bought the set on e-bay recently just to recreate the feeling!

Cheers  Jon  :)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #410 on: May 27, 2015, 02:45:27 PM »
Link to the 12" to the ft crimson Jubilee here..............

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=27175.msg306227#msg306227

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #411 on: May 27, 2015, 06:45:58 PM »

I'm also trying to restore a couple of Lima 2-6-4's at the moment. Removing the weights from one I've found that they are covered in what looks like limescale (it's not, Viakal has no effect!). I'm presuming this is some sort of oxidisation of the metal, but can anyone suggest the best way to remove it? Is it best just to file it off or is there a magic chemical I can use? See pics:

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Any advice gratefully received! :)

the weights may be zinc alloy / Mazak and the problem will only get worse! worse, they weights will get bigger and may split the body!

you could make a cast in silicon rubber and use low melt solder to make a replica cast??
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #412 on: May 28, 2015, 09:48:24 AM »
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #413 on: May 28, 2015, 10:00:35 AM »

I'm also trying to restore a couple of Lima 2-6-4's at the moment. Removing the weights from one I've found that they are covered in what looks like limescale (it's not, Viakal has no effect!). I'm presuming this is some sort of oxidisation of the metal, but can anyone suggest the best way to remove it? Is it best just to file it off or is there a magic chemical I can use? See pics:

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Any advice gratefully received! :)

the weights may be zinc alloy / Mazak and the problem will only get worse! worse, they weights will get bigger and may split the body!

you could make a cast in silicon rubber and use low melt solder to make a replica cast??

Thanks, Railwaygun! They're certainly not going back in the loco in the state they're in...! Further research suggests that a good long soak in vinegar and lemon juice will get rid of the bloom - I might try this followed by a dry in the sunshine (when there is some) and an enamel varnish...
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #414 on: May 29, 2015, 10:37:32 AM »
Well, the crusty Lima weights are now in a bath of vinegar and lemon juice - some of the oxidization appeared to have loosened after only a few hours, so I'll let you know if it works fully!

In the meantime, more progress on a couple of other projects...

I got these Royal Scot and N2 kits as part of a job lot of locos - they were badly painted, bashed about and very sloppily glued together, so I stripped the paint off and put them in hot water to soften the glue.

Once done I took them to bits, scraped off all the excess glue, straightened all the bent parts best I could and re-assembled them. The Scot has come up really well - I need to have a rummage in my bits box for some buffers for the N2 and then I'll give it a coat of primer:

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This is a 2-6-4 kit on a Farish chassis that I've stripped and re-liveried. I've replaced the tatty black plastic Farish rear pony wheels it came with with some Lima ones, which I think look pretty good. I'm undecided as to whether I should replace the front ones similarly or whether it looks alright as is - what do you think?

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« Reply #415 on: May 29, 2015, 10:40:39 AM »
Looks very nice overall. The rear wheels do look better than the front though.
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« Reply #416 on: May 29, 2015, 10:44:53 AM »
Looks very nice overall. The rear wheels do look better than the front though.
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Thanks! Looks like I'll be making a new front pony truck to accommodate the Lima wheels, then... ;)
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« Reply #417 on: May 29, 2015, 10:52:58 AM »

In the meantime, more progress on a couple of other projects...

I got these Royal Scot and N2 kits as part of a job lot of locos - they were badly painted, bashed about and very sloppily glued together, so I stripped the paint off and put them in hot water to soften the glue.

I need to have a rummage in my bits box for some buffers for the N2 and then I'll give it a coat of primer:

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Just so that you know for when you come to sell it, it is an N7 not an N2!

Looks like it will need steps too unless you have them somewhere?

Kind Regards

Roy

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #418 on: May 29, 2015, 11:25:33 AM »

In the meantime, more progress on a couple of other projects...

I got these Royal Scot and N2 kits as part of a job lot of locos - they were badly painted, bashed about and very sloppily glued together, so I stripped the paint off and put them in hot water to soften the glue.

I need to have a rummage in my bits box for some buffers for the N2 and then I'll give it a coat of primer:

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Just so that you know for when you come to sell it, it is an N7 not an N2!

Looks like it will need steps too unless you have them somewhere?

Kind Regards

Roy

Thanks Roy - funnily enough I was just about to post that I'd discovered my error and that it's an N7! Great minds and all that... ;)

You're right, it does need some steps - I'll see what I've got kicking about, or I might ask those nice people at NBrass...
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #419 on: June 01, 2015, 10:56:32 AM »
A very productive weekend - the vinegar/lemon juice bath worked a treat on those Lima weights - the oxidization has crumbled away nicely.

Steps and buffers have been added to the N7 and it will get a coat of primer tonight - the Royal Scot, GER 2-6-4 and E5 are also coming along beautifully (pics to follow!)

On the non-N Gauge front, over the course of the weekend I also replaced four jiggered fence panels and a very deeply-set post, removed two huge climbing plants, watched and celebrated Arsenal's FA Cup win (enthusiastically, with beer, late into the night), got dragged out to look at kitchens by SWMBO (with a hangover) and re-set the valve clearances on the Mini.

The latter was a  :censored: of a job and means that there is now more of my skin on the rocker arm screws and fan blades than there is on my knuckles. Ouch.

But I feel I have Achieved Things. And I have the cuts, bruises and scars to prove it! :)
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