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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #300 on: March 13, 2015, 06:57:28 PM »
Stupendous Sir Mandias of Oz! I like the Mallard very much (after the 47 and 56 you understand)  ;D

That orange Hungarian thingy - is there an ebay Hungary? Then it really WOULD be somebody's pride and joy.
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #301 on: March 16, 2015, 10:39:07 AM »
Another one finished!

I'm pleased with this one - not just because I really like the livery, but because I've got the motor and gear working well (they had half a carpet in them!)

She's now on ebay - I was tempted to keep her but I have a non-N Gauge toy I have my eye on which I am saving for...  :heart2:


I'd be interested on views about the livery - I'm not sure it's historically accurate, but I like it! ;)



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« Reply #302 on: March 16, 2015, 10:52:08 AM »
I'd be interested on views about the livery - I'm not sure it's historically accurate, but I like it! ;)

The Ivatts were pretty late on LMS production and therefore only came in LMS black prior to BR black.

But rule 1 and all that....  ;)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #303 on: March 16, 2015, 10:52:24 AM »
Not prototypical in LMS or BR service but I think (if memory serves) one may have worn a lined maroon livery in early preservation days on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway..

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In fact it was 41241, in a fictitious K&WVR livery. Bachmann even did a model of it!

http://www.thelocoshedmcr.co.uk/product.php/6204601/

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« Reply #304 on: March 16, 2015, 10:57:51 AM »
Not prototypical in LMS or BR service but I think (if memory serves) one may have worn a lined maroon livery in early preservation days on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway..

Roy

It did indeed - which is where I got the idea for this one! :) I couldn't find a convincing way of doing the KWVR lettering or crest, though, so I decided to go LMS.
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #305 on: March 17, 2015, 09:14:58 AM »
Here she is, with chassis for the first time. Will be going on holiday to join Callums fleet on Apa Park and Apagele shortly as I am having a little GWR interlude. Normal service will be resumed as soon as I have worked the 14XXs out of my system

Fantastic job and really looks the part. 


Repainted 31 by Steve Purves, on Flickr


Repainted 31 by Steve Purves, on Flickr

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« Reply #306 on: March 17, 2015, 09:19:33 AM »
Here she is, with chassis for the first time. Will be going on holiday to join Callums fleet on Apa Park and Apagele shortly as I am having a little GWR interlude. Normal service will be resumed as soon as I have worked the 14XXs out of my system

Fantastic job and really looks the part. 


Repainted 31 by Steve Purves, on Flickr


Repainted 31 by Steve Purves, on Flickr

Oh, wow! She looks great with the chassis on! :) I'm delighted that you're pleased with her. I could get to quite like these stripey diesels...
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« Reply #307 on: March 17, 2015, 09:23:28 AM »
Oh, wow! She looks great with the chassis on! :) I'm delighted that you're pleased with her. I could get to quite like these stripey diesels...

Yeah, it looks fantastic. Callum has all my other intercity stuff at the minute so will post some pictures of it on some stock when we get chance. Class 31's are one of my favourites, and there were many liveries that were never released leaving plenty of scope for repaints. I did a triple grey one myself but just never got round to doing an Intercity one.

Top marks good sir!

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #308 on: March 17, 2015, 11:47:14 AM »
I've got a couple of Lima 31s that need repainting and sorting internally - I think I'm going to do one in the "Golden Ochre" scheme, it looks rather nice. And perhaps a West Coast one...
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #309 on: March 17, 2015, 11:52:59 AM »
You mention picking out old paint. I was just wondering, is there any way you can drop the bodies in some kind of bath to strip the paint?
Dan

20 years or so ago, I used to use brake fluid which takes quite a time to work, but is kind to the loco. From memory, I'm pretty sure it didn't rot plastic, but I would try it on something you didn't mind losing first. I can't speak from recent experience as I haven't done any re-liveries since coming back into the hobby.

Hope this helps.

Chris
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #310 on: March 18, 2015, 02:46:40 PM »
A slightly unfortunate discovery... I just bought some Farish Fairburn tank 2-6-4T wheels and bogies, imagining that they'd fit the standard Farish chassis/worm drive arrangement.

But they don't...

They have no drive cog on the centre wheel, just two squarish washers on each axle. Can anyone explain to me how these locos are driven? With pics woudl be even better! :-)

Thanks!
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #311 on: March 18, 2015, 04:17:18 PM »
A slightly unfortunate discovery... I just bought some Farish Fairburn tank 2-6-4T wheels and bogies, imagining that they'd fit the standard Farish chassis/worm drive arrangement.

But they don't...

They have no drive cog on the centre wheel, just two squarish washers on each axle. Can anyone explain to me how these locos are driven? With pics woudl be even better! :-)

The new tool recent Farish runs on Phosphor pickup bearings that locate into slots in the chassis. These wheelsets therefore can't (easily) be dropped straight into an older style chassis that just has slots for the axles.

The Fairburn should have a drive gear on the middle axle, but I suspect the previous owner has likely removed it if these were taken off for a 2mm FS conversion. The gear won't be the same as old Farish either though.

HTH,
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« Reply #312 on: March 18, 2015, 04:29:58 PM »
A slightly unfortunate discovery... I just bought some Farish Fairburn tank 2-6-4T wheels and bogies, imagining that they'd fit the standard Farish chassis/worm drive arrangement.

But they don't...

They have no drive cog on the centre wheel, just two squarish washers on each axle. Can anyone explain to me how these locos are driven? With pics woudl be even better! :-)



The new tool recent Farish runs on Phosphor pickup bearings that locate into slots in the chassis. These wheelsets therefore can't (easily) be dropped straight into an older style chassis that just has slots for the axles.

The Fairburn should have a drive gear on the middle axle, but I suspect the previous owner has likely removed it if these were taken off for a 2mm FS conversion. The gear won't be the same as old Farish either though.

HTH,
Alan


Thanks Alan - a bit of a duff purchase on my side, then...!  :doh:
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #313 on: March 19, 2015, 04:18:43 PM »
Next livery quandary... Sir Nigel of the Broken Nose has become Mallard in E22 livery, so the Mallard has to become Sir Nigel.

But Sir Nigel in which livery? I want to do something a bit different, so what do people reckon: wartime black, early BR blue or late BR brunswick green...?
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« Reply #314 on: March 19, 2015, 05:13:19 PM »
But Sir Nigel in which livery? I want to do something a bit different, so what do people reckon: wartime black, early BR blue or late BR brunswick green...?

Early BR Blue, definitely  :)

Cheers,
Alan

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