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Offline Dr Al

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #135 on: October 24, 2014, 07:00:49 PM »
the real one ran for under a year and then had to be taken to pieces and repaired before going back into regular reliable service until 2008  ;)

What was the problem there, out of curiosity?

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #136 on: October 24, 2014, 07:08:06 PM »
Recurrent boiler leaks. In the end the boiler went back to the repairers/rebuilders for remedial work then the loco re-entered service in 1999 and behaved well.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #137 on: October 24, 2014, 07:29:48 PM »
I stripped the Beyer Garratt. Goodness, what a lot of gunk and glue and kit-bashed savagery.

Some may see a wreck - I see... potential... ;)

At the other end of the scale, the B1 kit I was working on is now finished (except for the fact that the valve gear is on upside down, as I discovered on a test run last night!) Very pleased with it otherwise:







The B1 looks very nice indeed. Just one observation though (and it may not be an issue to you I appreciate), as far as I am aware 8614 was never a number carried by a B1..

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #138 on: November 04, 2014, 12:00:12 PM »
I stripped the Beyer Garratt. Goodness, what a lot of gunk and glue and kit-bashed savagery.

Some may see a wreck - I see... potential... ;)

At the other end of the scale, the B1 kit I was working on is now finished (except for the fact that the valve gear is on upside down, as I discovered on a test run last night!) Very pleased with it otherwise:







The B1 looks very nice indeed. Just one observation though (and it may not be an issue to you I appreciate), as far as I am aware 8614 was never a number carried by a B1..

Regards

Roy


Thanks Roy! I'll admit I used that number because I had the decals to hand - perhaps I should be a bit more rigorous in my research! ;)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #139 on: November 04, 2014, 01:48:18 PM »
I've been away with work for a week but I've had the chance to get some little bits done to my various projects.


The blue A3 has a little lining on - the colour is growing on me... I painted over the bloom on the Southern tank and re-lined (fortunately I only had to do the top, the rest was alright - looks OK. I might do the final varnish with a brush this time!




Reconstruction works start on the Beyer Garratt - there will be a lot more to come, but it looks do-able now rather than a mangled mess of squished metal!




When all else fails - plasticard and LOTS of Milliput!

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #140 on: November 04, 2014, 02:57:28 PM »
The blue A3 has a little lining on - the colour is growing on me... I painted over the bloom on the Southern tank and re-lined (fortunately I only had to do the top, the rest was alright - looks OK. I might do the final varnish with a brush this time!




I always think that tank engines look nicer in Maunsell lined SR green. This one certainly does!

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #141 on: November 04, 2014, 04:09:25 PM »
"Some say he raises locos from the dead. Others say his Kellogs cornflakes are delivered in the morning on an n-gauge train ... all we know is, he's called THE STIG OZYMANDIAS!"
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #142 on: November 04, 2014, 04:37:41 PM »
"Some say he raises locos from the dead. Others say his Kellogs cornflakes are delivered in the morning on an n-gauge train ... all we know is, he's called THE STIG OZYMANDIAS!"

 :laughabovepost:

Hahahahaaa! Thank you Dan! I am blushing hugely in delighted and grateful embarrassment... :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #143 on: November 04, 2014, 04:43:19 PM »
... just don't wear a white crash helmet when you're doing your resprays! :beers:
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #144 on: November 04, 2014, 11:46:59 PM »
So where's the "Star in a reasonably priced DMU" section?
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #145 on: November 05, 2014, 10:11:25 AM »
So where's the "Star in a reasonably priced DMU" section?

Still out on the track :-X

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #146 on: November 05, 2014, 11:00:49 AM »
So where's the "Star in a reasonably priced DMU" section?

Still out on the track :-X

You guys beat me to it!!! Star in a reasonably priced carDMU!

I can just see it now ...

"... a bit fast coming into Chicago, oh good braking around Hammerhead, nicely through the Follow-Through .... oh, he's lost the rear-trailer coming out of Gambon!"

Who's gonna set up the track? We could have our own pimped-up DMU's, complete with leaderboard. We can't really replicate "wet" due to the 'lectrics, so we could have "oily" instead  ;D

How about set it up for next year's TINGS and invite James May to be host?

James May: "Nobby, you did it in a time of, ... 35.4 seconds, just behind Ozy's 35.3! Round of applause everybody!"

I can just picture it now  :laughabovepost:
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #147 on: November 05, 2014, 01:37:52 PM »
So where's the "Star in a reasonably priced DMU" section?

Still out on the track :-X

You guys beat me to it!!! Star in a reasonably priced carDMU!

I can just see it now ...

"... a bit fast coming into Chicago, oh good braking around Hammerhead, nicely through the Follow-Through .... oh, he's lost the rear-trailer coming out of Gambon!"

Who's gonna set up the track? We could have our own pimped-up DMU's, complete with leaderboard. We can't really replicate "wet" due to the 'lectrics, so we could have "oily" instead  ;D

How about set it up for next year's TINGS and invite James May to be host?

James May: "Nobby, you did it in a time of, ... 35.4 seconds, just behind Ozy's 35.3! Round of applause everybody!"

I can just picture it now  :laughabovepost:

It would be the best track... in the world!

;)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #148 on: November 05, 2014, 03:17:48 PM »
I'm glad this is your thread so we can't be accused of hijacking it but.....................
as long as I'm faster than Captain Slow, I don't mind :D

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #149 on: November 06, 2014, 12:38:06 PM »
NGF member Steve Purves has very kindly sent me some loco bodies that need some love (thanks again, Steve!!) :)

Here they are - should keep me busy for a bit! The little Peco without a roof is very sweet - I hope I can get hold of a suitable 0-4-0 chassis from somewhere!




There is a Farish black 5 under here. No really, there is... ;)

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