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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #540 on: July 21, 2015, 01:01:48 PM »
Sorry - I'll work on trying to get the first two the correct way up later. I'm not having much success at the moment :doh:

I thought maybe the 47 was on secondment to Australian Railways...? (Sorry) ;)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #541 on: July 21, 2015, 02:21:04 PM »
Either that or Bealman's got his hands on it    ;D
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #542 on: July 21, 2015, 02:22:50 PM »
perhaps its just ill like my pet goldfish "Trevor" he has been floating upside down in his bowl for days?

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #543 on: August 03, 2015, 10:21:27 AM »
Wow - over 20,000 reads! Thanks everyone!

My loco repair time has been a bit curtailed of late due to lots of other things going on, but normal service will be resumed shortly...
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #544 on: August 06, 2015, 10:06:05 AM »
I had a free hour to do locos last night, so here's what I'm up to...


The stripped E2 now has steps, buffers and a coat of primer:

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The shortened (and rather brutally beaten about!) 9F has been re-assembled and given a coat of primer, which shows that there's still quite a bit of sanding and re-shaping to be done! I don't think it'll ever be absolutely perfect, this one, but it'll be a lot better than it was. It'll help once the smoke deflectors are back on:


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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #545 on: August 06, 2015, 03:27:33 PM »
I'm keeping my eye on the E2's progress...

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #546 on: August 07, 2015, 09:20:15 AM »
It's been snowing in the paint room!

A couple of HST's, a 50 and a 47 get white primered in readiness for a coat of yellow. The HST's will be all-yellow Network Rail livery, the 50 and 47 will be Dutch. Also, the grey primered 9F and Jube await a coat of black:

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The E5, Scot and 4MT get more decals:

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #547 on: August 07, 2015, 10:16:45 AM »
You're certainly proving to be a dab hand with the linings :thumbsup:

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« Reply #548 on: August 07, 2015, 03:14:19 PM »
I'm sensing the beginnings of a factory here! We're getting up to almost industrial scale now Oz!
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #549 on: August 07, 2015, 03:41:36 PM »
I'm sensing the beginnings of a factory here! We're getting up to almost industrial scale now Oz!

Not quite to that scale Dan, but it keeps me out of mischief... ;)

My problem is I just can't resist a spares/repair project on ebay - I'm creating something of a loco mountain! That said, they all get done eventually and it's very rewarding! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #550 on: September 02, 2015, 09:34:06 AM »
Back from hols = back to painting locos!!


The E2, shortened 9F and formerly lime green Jube all look a bit better for a lick of paint...

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Lining another Jube - a real labour of love, this!

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A re-sprayed Warship on its way to becoming D806 "Cambrian"

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #551 on: September 09, 2015, 09:43:22 AM »
Another one finished - the shortened 9F takes a bow...

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Considering that it was like this...:

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... I don't think that's too shabby. Not perfect, but it runs well and looks nice. On ebay shortly if anyone's interested! ;)



I'm going to respray this Ivatt tender loco because the decals have all rubbed off - any suggestions for an interesting (but preferably historically accurate) alternative livery to the normal black? Did they sometimes appear in BR green?

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #552 on: September 09, 2015, 09:57:16 AM »
Did they sometimes appear in BR green?

They did and the Farish model has been offered as such. Minitrix also offered Green ones which are rarer than the black ones (particularly 46402 IIRC).

Minitrix never did a lined black version, so this would be more unique.

If you want something really unique then convert to a 78xxx BR standard version!

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #553 on: September 09, 2015, 10:04:55 AM »
Did they sometimes appear in BR green?


If you want something really unique then convert to a 78xxx BR standard version!

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Is there much difference between the two? I've had a quick google and the only thing I can see is that the dome is slightly squarer on the 78xxx, and the (condenser?) in front of it doesn't appear in the 78xxx...
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #554 on: September 09, 2015, 11:09:42 AM »
Is there much difference between the two? I've had a quick google and the only thing I can see is that the dome is slightly squarer on the 78xxx, and the (condenser?) in front of it doesn't appear in the 78xxx...

The running plate at the front end is different and I think some detail of the tender cab, but it's probably something fairly managable to convert to a reasonable standard - the BR ones were pretty much identical bar a few modifications like that and some components changed to 'standard' components.

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