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Offline joe cassidy

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #165 on: November 10, 2014, 06:36:47 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  .
Bob

Bob,

Do you know whether B H Enterprises are now firing on all cylinders or are they still sorting out their family problems ?

Don't want to bother them if the're suffering.

Best regards,


Joe

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #166 on: November 11, 2014, 01:14:18 PM »
Bob,

Do you know whether B H Enterprises are now firing on all cylinders or are they still sorting out their family problems ?

Don't want to bother them if the're suffering.

Best regards,


Joe

They can't possibly be firing on all cylinders. I'm still waiting for a June order to be fulfilled.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #167 on: November 11, 2014, 01:48:25 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.


Wow, What a transformation, looking forward to seeing how they turn out!

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #168 on: November 14, 2014, 09:57:25 AM »












I started this thread with the two scratch/kit-bash built locos above, the Riddle 07 and the 7F. These are now very nearly finished - just a bit of touching up and final details to do - so I thought I'd give a pictorial update while I had the camera to hand...:








I was going to sell both of them, but my son has rather fallen in love with the Riddle (it's now "his special loco") and I'm very fond of the 7F...
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« Reply #169 on: November 14, 2014, 10:27:10 AM »
You've made a superb job of both :admiration:

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« Reply #170 on: November 14, 2014, 11:49:24 AM »
I think you're more than entitled to keep the odd one  ;)
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« Reply #171 on: November 17, 2014, 11:05:20 AM »
I was getting a bit fed up with having to fiddle around putting together an oval every time I wanted to test a loco, so a little "garage time" later...

TA DAH! A permanent test track, complete with turntable so I can spin locos round and test cornering in both directions (and park them in the soon-to-be-added sidings).

I have a feeling this will develop into a mini-layout in its own right...  ;)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #172 on: November 19, 2014, 02:53:07 PM »





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:







Reluctantly, now I've finished her, the B1 has to go on ebay to fund other projects - she's a lovely looking loco and runs very nicely, if anyone's interested...! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #173 on: November 19, 2014, 03:34:57 PM »
... if anyone's interested? If anyone's interested? Are you kidding me Oz? We're ALL interested!

I very much hope to be a proud owner of one of your fine examples one day.

Oh - don't forget that plenty of bodies in varoius conditions pop up on ebay - some painted, some unpainted. Nice little projects for you, since all you have to do is do what you do best, and you don't have to worry about the gubbins inside a chassis.

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« Reply #174 on: November 25, 2014, 12:26:59 PM »
A very happy eldest tests out the test track...

I had to re-set the turntable (hence the masking tape) because - sod's law! - the dead spot was exactly where the main track joins it... :doh:

Works nicely now, though! :)

I need to complete the sidings and maybe add an engine shed. And a station. And maybe a tunnel.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #175 on: November 25, 2014, 12:56:38 PM »
Sounds like "mission creep" on the test track Oz!

Good to see you're bringing a budding enthusiast into the hobby. The more the better!

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #176 on: November 25, 2014, 01:01:57 PM »
Sounds like "mission creep" on the test track Oz!



Do you think...? ;)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #177 on: November 25, 2014, 01:12:47 PM »
Sounds like "mission creep" on the test track Oz!



Do you think...? ;)
You definitely need some sort of platform (curved *and* straight) so you can check the pistony things on the sides of kettles don't stick out too far. Maybe a bridge or tunnel or two for clearance testing. Just sayin', like.
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #178 on: November 25, 2014, 01:22:55 PM »
Sounds like "mission creep" on the test track Oz!



Do you think...? ;)
You definitely need some sort of platform (curved *and* straight) so you can check the pistony things on the sides of kettles don't stick out too far. Maybe a bridge or tunnel or two for clearance testing. Just sayin', like.

Quite right, railsquid - but obviously all in the name of thorough and rigorous scientific testing. And then of course you'd have to check that locos would go over ballast properly...
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