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Author Topic: Spares and repair discoveries  (Read 254032 times)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #345 on: April 21, 2015, 09:49:53 AM »
Couple of updates...

Sir Nigel has been filled, primered and painted after his little accident in the stripping department - looking loads better but still needs another sand to take out some fingerprints and rough patches - pics to follow.

Woe beset the house of Ozymandias last night - I'd just dismantled, fixed and serviced an Atlas US 0-8-0 tender loco and got it running sweetly... and then the motor decided to throw a commutator plate. Motor is jiggered and I don't have any other Atlas armatures that will fit this particular model.  :censored:

On a happier note - lining is finally being applied to the E5 I've had for ages and not got round to looking at:

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And Dan's Diesels are getting dangerously close to being finished!! A touch-up and a final varnish and we're there...:

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More soon...!
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #346 on: April 22, 2015, 09:36:02 AM »
I may yet be able to save that Atlas with the blown motor... I have another motor with a shorter armature shaft. I've found that Atlas worm drives have one "grippy" end, so if I turn the worm drive round so the grippy end is on first it gives me an extra 5mm or so of length - hopefully enough to reach the drive cog.

I love it when a flukey bodge plan comes together...! ;)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #347 on: April 23, 2015, 09:33:20 AM »
More projects on the production line...

Sir Nigel in his BR Blue livery, with black bits painted; a LIMA class 31 being re-liveried in "golden ochre"; a VERY naked Peco Jubilee prepares for re-assembly and primer; the E5, which I've taken the lining off because the white lines were too thick - I'm going to re-try with white-black-white lining and then go over one of the whites to get finer lines; a Warship mid-paint:

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A Bachmann US loco sanded, primered, painted and re-numbered; and last but very definitely not least, Dan's Diesels nearing completion!:


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There are others that didn't make this evening's photo-shoot - they will have their moment of fame shortly...
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #348 on: April 23, 2015, 12:00:21 PM »
What livery are you going to paint the Jube into, please say MAROON

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #349 on: April 23, 2015, 12:04:02 PM »
What livery are you going to paint the Jube into, please say MAROON

Well I've got a couple to do - one is definitely going to be LMS crimson, I might well go maroon with the other! Both will be for sale...
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #350 on: April 23, 2015, 12:08:55 PM »
What livery are you going to paint the Jube into, please say MAROON

Well I've got a couple to do - one is definitely going to be LMS crimson, I might well go maroon with the other! Both will be for sale...

Well as a die hard LMS fan Crimson is the way to go, though I kind of like the LMS black livery....up for sale you say......I wonder if a chap can have too many Jubes?


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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #351 on: April 23, 2015, 12:10:41 PM »
I have a Peco Jubilee that I persuaded a friend to paint over the maroon and make it green... (actually, he didn't.... painted over a black body and kept the maroon one).
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #352 on: April 23, 2015, 12:13:37 PM »
I did one in weathered BR green a good few years ago, still part of the fleet despite having a brace of newer Farish jubs.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #353 on: April 23, 2015, 12:13:57 PM »
I must admit I have a bit of a soft spot for the old Peco Jubilee's even with simplified running gear, they must be nearly as old as me by now

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #354 on: April 23, 2015, 12:40:15 PM »
What livery are you going to paint the Jube into, please say MAROON

Well I've got a couple to do - one is definitely going to be LMS crimson, I might well go maroon with the other! Both will be for sale...

Well as a die hard LMS fan Crimson is the way to go, though I kind of like the LMS black livery....up for sale you say......I wonder if a chap can have too many Jubes?

You can never have too many Jubes. I've actually got five that I am restoring - two in good repair, just need a repaint, two in need of repair and one, erm, in need of a lot of love. So I could feasibly recreate every livery! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #355 on: April 23, 2015, 12:44:48 PM »
Kettles pah!!!!

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #356 on: April 23, 2015, 01:46:31 PM »
I have quite a few Jube bodies and tenders  going spare, I only use the loco chassis, they fit under the BHE N15 kit with a UM drive  (additional axle added for 8 wheel tender.

As I am still unpacking after moving I haven't got down to the box with my spares and bits box as yet.
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #357 on: April 23, 2015, 04:34:43 PM »
Kettles pah!!!!

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #358 on: April 23, 2015, 06:49:10 PM »
Save oil ... ... bring back steam.

You can keep some suburban commuter electrics but get rid pf the smelly diseasels except maybe a few shunters.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #359 on: April 27, 2015, 10:17:40 AM »
A few more on the go...


Repainted German Arnold 2-6-4:

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A re-painted USRA Bachmann gets a new tender:

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Finally finished Dan's Diesels!!:

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A naked J39 awaits some primer:

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