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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #210 on: December 08, 2014, 01:33:07 PM »
My eye is firmly fixed on the E5. It's looking very lovely indeed.

It'll be for sale once it's done, Peter... ;)

If the way your Prairie is going on eBay, the E5 will be out of my budget. Still, you deserve a good sale after all that great work.

Yes, I'm a bit stunned by how quickly the Prairie has gone up! It might just sit at that level, though. I've got another Prairie body, so it's tempting to do another one in the same livery! I'd give it a different number, though.

I've got to do the (rather brutal!) chassis alterations for the E5 - may do that tonight if I'm feeling vicious enough...;)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #211 on: December 09, 2014, 09:51:15 AM »
I didn't get round to the E5 last night because a new project arrived from ebay - a Trix 2-6-2 tank, spares or repair.

Look at the amount of fluff and detritus I removed from the valve gear and axles - no wonder it wasn't working!! It must have been running on rails made of deep pile carpet...




On cleaning the (very grubby and oily) body, a lot of the original decals came off, so I might give it a re-spray in a slightly more "interesting" livery... suggestions welcome...



I also repaired the valve gear on this Mallard, by putting a pin through the driving wheel to replace a broken plastic stub. Works fine now... but the paintwork is saying "please restore me to my former glory" to me... What do we think, a nice garter blue with early LNER lining?

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #212 on: December 09, 2014, 10:10:14 AM »
How about BR blue with 'british railways' in full on the tender....

http://www.lner.info/locos/A/a4.shtml
« Last Edit: December 09, 2014, 10:12:22 AM by Steve 'APA' Purves »

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #213 on: December 09, 2014, 10:26:45 AM »
How about BR blue with 'british railways' in full on the tender....

http://www.lner.info/locos/A/a4.shtml


I like the look of that!!

Is that lining red and white on the tender and plain red on the boiler bands?
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« Reply #214 on: December 09, 2014, 11:44:03 AM »
How about BR blue with 'british railways' in full on the tender....

http://www.lner.info/locos/A/a4.shtml


I like the look of that!!

Is that lining red and white on the tender and plain red on the boiler bands?


I think so, do you have any plans for the class 31 you have uploaded a photo of? I have an urge for an intercity liveried one

https://www.flickr.com/photos/37190-dalzell/10983618763/

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #215 on: December 09, 2014, 11:59:22 AM »
How about BR blue with 'british railways' in full on the tender....

http://www.lner.info/locos/A/a4.shtml


I like the look of that!!

Is that lining red and white on the tender and plain red on the boiler bands?


I think so, do you have any plans for the class 31 you have uploaded a photo of? I have an urge for an intercity liveried one

https://www.flickr.com/photos/37190-dalzell/10983618763/


I think I do now! Is the top of the InterCity 31 body black or just very dark grey?
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #216 on: December 09, 2014, 12:00:54 PM »
its called 'executive dark grey'. Its got a slight blue tint to it...

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #217 on: December 09, 2014, 12:47:57 PM »
How about BR blue with 'british railways' in full on the tender....

http://www.lner.info/locos/A/a4.shtml


I like the look of that!!

Is that lining red and white on the tender and plain red on the boiler bands?


Judging from this, there's definitely plain red on the boiler bands, white over the wheels and on the tender. Can't see any red on the tender in this photo, but it's not that sharp anyway:




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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #218 on: January 07, 2015, 11:01:50 AM »



I think so, do you have any plans for the class 31 you have uploaded a photo of? I have an urge for an intercity liveried one

https://www.flickr.com/photos/37190-dalzell/10983618763/


A pic of the the latest lot to be transformed - Steve, the Class 31 is going to be the InterCity you liked the look of! I think it's Grafar (my other 31s are Lima) - sadly I don't have a chassis for it but I'm on the look out.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #219 on: January 07, 2015, 11:03:11 AM »
Ooo, looking forward t seeing the results... I have a chassis and am on the look out for a body if this one comes up for sale!

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« Reply #220 on: January 07, 2015, 11:22:55 AM »
Ooo, looking forward t seeing the results... I have a chassis and am on the look out for a body if this one comes up for sale!

It will be for sale, Steve! :) I've not done this kind of paint job before, though (with all the bands of colour), so wait and see what the end result's like... ;)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #221 on: January 09, 2015, 11:36:51 AM »
Updates on current projects:

Another "Harry Potter" Hall awaiting splasher lining, a Deltic pretending to be DP2 and a newly-painted Trix Class 27. The Trix is finished now and I'm quite pleased with it - I reproduced the original livery but changed the running number and added a head code.





Pannier tank, stripped, repainted and lined - far too shiny, it will have a coat of matt varnish shortly! Behind it sits a class 52 which I got as a part-built kit - first coat of "Desert Sand" applied. I'm undecided as to whether I should drill out the windows and glaze them - that white metal is mighty thick!





The 56, 47 and 31 from my earlier post, now primered (the 31 has white primer as it's going to have an Intercity livery):





And the re-painted and re-lined Minitrix A3, waiting for a nameplate to become "Robert the Devil"...



Hope you like them! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #222 on: January 09, 2015, 12:27:10 PM »
Looking fantastic as always Oz. Do you think Farish vlass 52 windows could be fitted to the Class 52 body if you drilled out the windows correctly? Just a thought.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #223 on: January 09, 2015, 12:28:25 PM »
Great work there Ozymandias!

A quick note about you're 'Robert the Devil' though:

Either the body is the old Langley kit or somebody has been doing some bashing to the Minitrix A3 body. The lack of bango dome, steam pipe on the right hand side of the loco and lack of superheater header covers on the smokebox indicates that the body is representing an original Gresley A1 (later A10 under Thompson). I believe that the last of these was rebuilt in late 1947 and all of the original Gresley A1s entered BR service as A3s (except Great Northern but that's another story). To be strictly correct the 'A1' should be in LNER green or wartime black.

Sorry, this isn't intended as a criticism of your repair and repainting skills (which are awesome!) just to point out that the loco wouldn't have appeared in that livery in the condition depicted.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #224 on: January 09, 2015, 12:30:56 PM »
Looking very good, that pannier has scrubbed up well!

 

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