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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #510 on: July 01, 2015, 09:27:12 AM »
It really is this colour...  :o ...but it won't be for long...

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #511 on: July 01, 2015, 09:33:11 AM »
The previous owner should the put in front of a wall and shot

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #512 on: July 01, 2015, 09:52:33 AM »
The previous owner should the put in front of a wall and shot

Once I've stripped and primered this, I was thinking of doing a slightly different livery - maybe orange or pink..?

(Paul, I'm kidding, I promise you ... it'll be black or possibly BR green..) ;)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #513 on: July 01, 2015, 09:54:07 AM »
The previous owner should the put in front of a wall and shot

Once I've stripped and primered this, I was thinking of doing a slightly different livery - maybe orange or pink..?

(Paul, I'm kidding, I promise you ... it'll be black or possibly BR green..) ;)

BR Green is nearly as bad as PINK

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #514 on: July 01, 2015, 10:22:15 AM »
It really is this colour...  :o ...but it won't be for long...

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Yuck! It's almost luminous! :sick: I wouldn't even want to paint a GWR locomotive in THAT shade of green!

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #515 on: July 01, 2015, 01:39:52 PM »
What makes it worse in my view is that it looks like Bulleid's mala*hite.
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #516 on: July 01, 2015, 02:21:24 PM »
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I knew you'd all love it... ;)

I notice in the pic that half the funnel is missing - so I might make this into a Royal Scot (as I have the conversion kit which I found on ebay a while ago) - so she'll be back to a correct, soothing crimson lake...

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« Reply #517 on: July 01, 2015, 02:27:09 PM »
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I knew you'd all love it... ;)

I notice in the pic that half the funnel is missing - so I might make this into a Royal Scot (as I have the conversion kit which I found on ebay a while ago) - so she'll be back to a correct, soothing crimson lake...

Alternatively, you could scrap the body and turn it into an original condition Scot with Stanier tender. I've not seen many original Scots about in N gauge and it was a lovely looking loco for an LMS type.  ;) :)  :angel:

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« Reply #518 on: July 01, 2015, 02:29:41 PM »
:laughabovepost:

I knew you'd all love it... ;)

I notice in the pic that half the funnel is missing - so I might make this into a Royal Scot (as I have the conversion kit which I found on ebay a while ago) - so she'll be back to a correct, soothing crimson lake...

Alternatively, you could scrap the body and turn it into an original condition Scot with Stanier tender. I've not seen many original Scots about in N gauge and it was a lovely looking loco for an LMS type.  ;) :)  :angel:

Interesting... I'd like to have a look at an original Scot - are there pics you could give me a link to?
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #519 on: July 01, 2015, 02:42:31 PM »
Link to a picture of Royal Scot in original, parallel boilered, condition.

http://www.semaphoresandsteam.com/img/s11/v35/p382980763-3.jpg

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #520 on: July 01, 2015, 02:53:05 PM »
Link to a picture of Royal Scot in original, parallel boilered, condition.

http://www.semaphoresandsteam.com/img/s11/v35/p382980763-3.jpg


That's rather lovely - much simpler lines than the Jubes. You could almost make one out of plastic tubing. Hmmm...
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #521 on: July 01, 2015, 03:24:08 PM »
That's rather lovely - much simpler lines than the Jubes. You could almost make one out of plastic tubing. Hmmm...

Aesthetically maybe, but the Jubs had a much better boiler, which is why the Scots were rebuilt!

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #522 on: July 01, 2015, 03:31:30 PM »
Probably save a lot of work by just cutting off the boiler, keep firebox, brass tube for boiler, build up firebox as necessary. If you want to improve boiler detail use tube of correct diameter for smoke box and turn the rest down but leave rings proud as in this shot



(On Victorian 4-4-0s 0-4-2s 0-6-0s etc with round top fireboxes I make a "T" shaped cut at the rear and open out the sides for the firebox)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #523 on: July 01, 2015, 06:41:13 PM »
Mike,

What chassis did you use for your 0-4-2 ?

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #524 on: July 01, 2015, 08:23:20 PM »
Joe, I think I hacked it from an old Poole one, the wheels in the pic are ABS Beaver, but I had problems with quartering I now have some from a Farish 4P. I did it in 2002. The tender drive is UM, the tender body is a Worsley Works one they are quite a good fit on the UM drive. I did a K10 4-4-0 about the same time again using the UM drive but a cut down Langley S15 body with the extra it pulls better than the etched one.
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