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Author Topic: Spares and repair discoveries  (Read 254012 times)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #465 on: June 17, 2015, 10:03:30 AM »
Thanks, Pete! :) It'll be even lovelier when it's all done. I'm rather dreading the modification work on the chassis...  :uneasy:

I'm rather looking forward to it  :D  I have a spare chassis and an unstarted E5 kit here, waiting to be done. Seeing how you do it will help.


I'll try to take pics of my progress so you can see how not to do it I get on...
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #466 on: June 18, 2015, 10:19:29 AM »
No progress pics today as I have evidently become "Curse Of The Machines" - not only did my beloved Mini, Charlotte, break down on the way to work yesterday, but as I was googling some liveries last night my phone packed up as well, so no camera... I didn't dare do any loco engine servicing, just in case... :uneasy:

So I did some nice non-technical painting and decalling instead.

Charlotte is in the garage having her sensors and vacuum pipes looked at, phone has decided it wants to play again this morning - hopefully normal service will be resumed soon.  :scowl:

The lack of Charlotte did mean that I had to get the train in this morning for the first time in ages. Living in East Grinstead, I was hoping that they'd use something decent from the Bluebell like the Southern S15 or a Black 5 to pull the carriages. I was disappointed...
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #467 on: June 19, 2015, 09:40:55 AM »
...aaaand my camera phone decided to start working again - huzzah!

Sir Nigel's repaint is now complete and I'm very pleased with it, but he decided to throw some valve gear on his test run, so I will need to fashion a repair to that (to match the other side!):

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The vinegar-bathed weights now (mostly) free of oxidization fit back nicely into the Lima 2-6-4. Amazingly for a Lima, this chassis runs really smoothly. Its body is awaiting decals to make it a maroon LMS livery:

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A new livery for a Lima class 31. Aaaaagh, my eyes!!! :o  ;) 

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #468 on: June 19, 2015, 09:49:26 AM »
Sir Nigel's repaint is now complete and I'm very pleased with it, but he decided to throw some valve gear on his test run, so I will need to fashion a repair to that (to match the other side!):

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You should be pleased - that's come out exquisitely.

In fact your progress on this one has been inspiring enough for me to acquire a Dapol A4 with the same intentions. Mine might become "Sparrow Hawk" though  ;)

Cheers,
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #469 on: June 19, 2015, 09:53:27 AM »
Sir Nigel's repaint is now complete and I'm very pleased with it, but he decided to throw some valve gear on his test run, so I will need to fashion a repair to that (to match the other side!):

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You should be pleased - that's come out exquisitely.

In fact your progress on this one has been inspiring enough for me to acquire a Dapol A4 with the same intentions. Mine might become "Sparrow Hawk" though  ;)

Cheers,
Alan

I will deny this of course but they are kind of smart looking machines

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #470 on: June 19, 2015, 10:54:36 AM »
You've made a super job of the A4 :thumbsup:

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #471 on: June 22, 2015, 02:42:55 PM »
Didn't have to do much on this one, but I thought paulprice would like to see it...!

Peco Jubilee, given new front buffers and renumbered 5712 "Victory" - on ebay now:

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #472 on: June 22, 2015, 06:41:56 PM »
Didn't have to do much on this one, but I thought paulprice would like to see it...!

Peco Jubilee, given new front buffers and renumbered 5712 "Victory" - on ebay now:

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Looks good to me, I wonder if I will be lucky enough to procure it?

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #473 on: June 23, 2015, 10:02:12 AM »
Another one you might like, Paul...

This Jube has required a lot of work (which is ongoing!). It's been stripped and repainted and is now getting its lining, using the Fox Transfers special Jube lining set. Fiddly but very good:

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This is the repainted Lima 2-6-4 - again using Fox lining, half-way through one side. It's a good job I'm short-sighted, because I have to get very close up to do this sort of job!:

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #474 on: June 23, 2015, 10:27:37 AM »
Another one you might like, Paul...

This Jube has required a lot of work (which is ongoing!). It's been stripped and repainted and is now getting its lining, using the Fox Transfers special Jube lining set. Fiddly but very good:

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This is the repainted Lima 2-6-4 - again using Fox lining, half-way through one side. It's a good job I'm short-sighted, because I have to get very close up to do this sort of job!:

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Just send all the Jubilees to me, the people on Fleabay wont appreciate them  :angel:

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #475 on: June 23, 2015, 02:17:25 PM »
Just send all the Jubilees to me, the people on Fleabay wont appreciate them  :angel:

Some of us just want to cut them up!  >:D  >:D  >:D  :laughabovepost: :smiley-laughing:

Nice work there Ozymandias!  :D

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #476 on: June 23, 2015, 08:35:48 PM »
Just send all the Jubilees to me, the people on Fleabay wont appreciate them  :angel:

Some of us just want to cut them up!  >:D  >:D  >:D  :laughabovepost: :smiley-laughing:

Nice work there Ozymandias!  :D

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #477 on: June 25, 2015, 09:52:49 AM »
More from the workbench (well, dining room table...)

Some diesels mid-paint:

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A new project - an E2 (I think!) that I bought from a fellow forum member. LOTS of paint to strip off and a new funnel to find/make, but this will be a really lovely little loco:

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #478 on: June 26, 2015, 11:54:43 AM »
It's a good job I'm short-sighted, because I have to get very close up to do this sort of job!:

Ha! So I'm not the only one who routinely works on models held a couple of inches away!

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #479 on: June 26, 2015, 12:03:56 PM »
Ha! So I'm not the only one who routinely works on models held a couple of inches away!

You do you work that far away from the model!!!!  :goggleeyes: I've got my nose on my when I work!!!!

Loving the E2 Ozymandias!

 

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