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Author Topic: Spares and repair discoveries  (Read 253904 times)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #180 on: November 25, 2014, 01:54:23 PM »
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #181 on: November 25, 2014, 04:20:39 PM »
Sounds like "mission creep" on the test track Oz!



Do you think...? ;)

Yup, yup, yup to all of that ... oh, and don't forget the bushes and trees ... you need to be able to test the colour of the newly painted locos against a suitable backdrop!
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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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #182 on: November 27, 2014, 11:00:29 AM »
Just some of what's on the go at the moment...:

Stripped and primered pannier (courtesy of Steve APA Parves, thanks Steve!)
Stripped, repainted and half-decalled Minitrix 31
Re-built, stripped and primered E5 0-6-2T
Another "Harry Potter" Olton Hall, half-lined
Stripped and re-painted Prairie in (fictitious!) London Transport livery - lined, awaiting varnish
Stripped, painted and lined Atlas 0-6-0
Stripped and re-painted 4MT kit on an Arnold chassis - awaiting decals and varnish





And then there's this lot to fix up!



Good job my kids are still young and go to bed early - otherwise I'd never find the time!
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #183 on: November 27, 2014, 11:10:42 AM »
Strange looking class 31 :goggleeyes: ???
Sure it's not a 33?

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #184 on: November 27, 2014, 11:15:29 AM »
Strange looking class 31 :goggleeyes: ???
Sure it's not a 33?
My thought exactly. Well almost - certainly something Crompton-ish, but possibly a 26/27. Definitely not a 31. The blue one in the box looks like a 31.
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #185 on: November 27, 2014, 11:28:38 AM »
Oops! Beg your pardon, you're quite right - the one in the first photo is a Minitrix 27 and the one in the box is a Lima 31.

So many projects, I get confused... ;)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #186 on: November 27, 2014, 01:11:32 PM »
That could be a Midland 4F on the right-hand side of the left-hand box. Like bow ties and a fez, 4Fs are cool...

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #187 on: November 27, 2014, 01:25:54 PM »
That could be a Midland 4F on the right-hand side of the left-hand box. Like bow ties and a fez, 4Fs are cool...

It is a 4F, Pete - and it will look even cooler when it's been repainted! Any interesting suggestions on livery, anyone? Black or LMS crimson seem to be the most common, but I want to make it a bit different...
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #188 on: November 27, 2014, 01:59:09 PM »
It is a 4F, Pete - and it will look even cooler when it's been repainted! Any interesting suggestions on livery, anyone? Black or LMS crimson seem to be the most common, but I want to make it a bit different...

The only allowed deviation from black for a 4F might be S&DJR prussian blue of which there were 5, numbered 57-61, Pete would probably want one of them; don't think any 4Fs ever appeared in any shade of red apart from the Lima ones!.
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #189 on: November 27, 2014, 07:57:53 PM »
The S&D 4Fs were in black rather than blue, at least the last batch which match the Farish variety were. Still, very very soon now you'll be able to get S&D loco decals from Railtec so that would certainly be different. I already have two 4Fs lined up for this, but they could really do with a Deeley tender instead of a Fowler one.

If you're going to stick with the Fowler tender then it really has to be LMS black, as far as I know.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #190 on: November 27, 2014, 11:05:13 PM »
The S&D 4Fs were in black rather than blue, at least the last batch which match the Farish variety were. Still, very very soon now you'll be able to get S&D loco decals from Railtec so that would certainly be different. I already have two 4Fs lined up for this, but they could really do with a Deeley tender instead of a Fowler one.

If you're going to stick with the Fowler tender then it really has to be LMS black, as far as I know.

Thanks Pete - you certainly know your 4Fs! :) Could I justifiably do a blue S&D 4F with a Deeley tender (frantically Googles deeley tender!!) ;)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #191 on: November 28, 2014, 01:12:41 PM »
You can definitely do a Midland/LMS 4F with a Deeley tender:

http://www.petersspares.com/bachmann-31881-midland-class-4f-43875-br-early-emblem-johnson-deeley-tender.ir?cName=bachmann-steam-locomotives

If you can work out how to downgrade a 4F to a 3F then you can also do one in S&D blue. Union Mills already offer an S&D 3F in blue. Here's a black one for the detail:

http://www.vectis.co.uk/AuctionImages/236/5369_l.jpg

But you can't do a 4F in S&D blue. There was only one batch of 4Fs with the S&D, delivered in 1928, and these were all in goods black. Mind you, that hasn't stopped the heritage people in charge of 7F 2-8-0. That should also be black but they've painted it in Prussian Blue!

The Midland 4Fs should all be black too. Sorry, no colour allowed!


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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #192 on: December 03, 2014, 10:41:07 AM »
Quick update from the paint room...!


The Pannier which Steve Purves gave me is now black and showing her corporate loyalty - undecided whether to line this in red and white or just number it and leave it plain...






The Holden body (also from Steve) plus a Lima Deltic which is being re-painted to become a DP2. I know the roof vents are all different on the DP2, but this is just a bit of fun...






Stripped and repaired E5 tank, mid-paint:






Nearly finished the decals on this A3 - just need to find a nameplate!






This is what happens when you get too enthusiastic with acrylic spray varnish - your lining goes wrinkly!! I'll have to sand this off and re-do it. :(






Bloom free at last!! The Southern tank re-varnished (this time in warm and dry conditions!)





More anon...

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #193 on: December 03, 2014, 11:02:24 AM »
Looking very good... I like that pannier tank!

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #194 on: December 03, 2014, 01:26:08 PM »
My eye is firmly fixed on the E5. It's looking very lovely indeed.

 

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