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Author Topic: Spares and repair discoveries  (Read 253897 times)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #150 on: November 06, 2014, 12:53:59 PM »


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




I don't even want to imagine what has gone on with this one.
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #151 on: November 06, 2014, 01:41:41 PM »


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




I don't even want to imagine what has gone on with this one.


Having stripped most of the gunge off, I can tell you that it involved wallpaper paste, card, loo roll and what looked suspiciously like chewing gum...   :goggleeyes:

The cab roof of the Black Five has been literally ripped off, so I'll need to reconstruct it. I can't quite envisage what sort of loco the original modeller was trying to create with the cladding and the straight sides, enclosed cylinder blocks etc - any ideas, anyone?  :hmmm:

I'd quite like to make something a bit different with it...
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #152 on: November 06, 2014, 01:49:22 PM »
I'm glad this is your thread so we can't be accused of hijacking it but.....................
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #153 on: November 06, 2014, 01:52:54 PM »
Having stripped most of the gunge off, I can tell you that it involved wallpaper paste, card, loo roll and what looked suspiciously like chewing gum...   :goggleeyes:

I can just hear the Blue Peter presenter saying "and here's one we made earlier".
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« Reply #154 on: November 06, 2014, 02:27:35 PM »
No idea! I saw them advertised elsewhere as 'free plus postage' so thought our man Oz was top of the list, I had them delivered to me and then forwarded them on. I too wondered what the black-five-a-like could be... maybe it was the LMS Fury?
The little peco B4 makes up in to a nice little model, I think its an Arnold chassis it requires?

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #155 on: November 07, 2014, 06:10:42 AM »
That's a very nice thing you did Steve. Feel honored to be amongst such members.

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« Reply #156 on: November 07, 2014, 09:12:18 AM »
That's a very nice thing you did Steve. Feel honored to be amongst such members.

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Hear hear, Dan - I second that! :)

If I get the "garage time" I'll start stripping the first ones tonight.
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #157 on: November 07, 2014, 12:55:24 PM »
The little peco B4 makes up in to a nice little model, I think its an Arnold chassis it requires?

Yep, it does. I have one that I bought second hand, and it's a lovely little runner. I just need to get around to blackening all the red parts of the chassis. At the moment it looks far too 'German'.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #158 on: November 07, 2014, 02:00:41 PM »
The cab roof of the Black Five has been literally ripped off, so I'll need to reconstruct it. I can't quite envisage what sort of loco the original modeller was trying to create with the cladding and the straight sides, enclosed cylinder blocks etc - any ideas, anyone?  :hmmm:

It looks like me like a possible attempt at the LMS turbomotive in it's short period of deflectored running, given the fitments to the footplate on the RHS. It would explain why the valve gear is all missing too.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #159 on: November 07, 2014, 02:57:03 PM »
It does indeed look a bit like the last two but one pictures in this link...

Maybe trying to be prototypical!

http://britishrailways.tripod.com/harrow.html



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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #160 on: November 07, 2014, 06:02:37 PM »
It does indeed look a bit like the last two but one pictures in this link...

Maybe trying to be prototypical!

http://britishrailways.tripod.com/harrow.html


Well I was thinking more like this:

http://www.warwickshirerailways.com/lms/lnwr/nuneaton/station/lnwrns1617.jpg

but I think your pic is probably more accurate!!!  :laughabovepost:

Cheers,
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #161 on: November 10, 2014, 01:55:38 PM »
It does indeed look a bit like the last two but one pictures in this link...

Maybe trying to be prototypical!

http://britishrailways.tripod.com/harrow.html


Well I was thinking more like this:

http://www.warwickshirerailways.com/lms/lnwr/nuneaton/station/lnwrns1617.jpg

but I think your pic is probably more accurate!!!  :laughabovepost:

Cheers,
Alan


Oooh, I like that...! Thanks Alan, I think that poor battered Black 5 may have found its next incarnation...
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #162 on: November 10, 2014, 02:00:38 PM »
Bear in mind the B5 is really a poor starting point for this - it's way too short, the boiler is too small diameter, the wheels are totally underscale. Really to do 6202 a Farish Duchess is a better start, or one of the old DM Princess kits.

There was a kit I believe of the Turbomotive too, but don't recall who did it, and I'm sure it's long out of production.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #163 on: November 10, 2014, 02:12:23 PM »
B H Enterprise S6 is the Stanier Turbomotive kit Ray might do spare bits to help you never opened the box so I don't know what bits are attached to the boiler or the running board  etc  .
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #164 on: November 10, 2014, 02:17:29 PM »
And here are four of the five, stripped and naked...!

See? I told you there was a B5 under all that gunk... ;)



They all need another good scrub with kitchen cleaner and any stubborn bits of paint prised out with a pin, but save the B5 and the 0-4-0 which need some repair work they're ready for primer.
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