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Author Topic: Spares and repair discoveries  (Read 255401 times)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #556 on: September 10, 2015, 10:55:00 AM »
New acquisition - Warship for restoration. Oh dear me, that paint job - this is going straight in the brake fluid bath!!

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I'm hoping to do some decals tonight, so there should be some progress on the Jubes, the Scot and the other Warship soon.
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #557 on: September 10, 2015, 01:49:50 PM »
I wish I could find so many bargain locomotives to add to my fleet  :'(

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #558 on: September 10, 2015, 03:02:01 PM »
I wish I could find so many bargain locomotives to add to my fleet  :'(

They're not all bargains, Paul...! ;) Buying "spares/repair" can be a bit of a gamble - some that I get are beyond even my rose-tinted restoration optimism (all are good for spares, though!).

That said, this particular Warship just looks like it needs a strip-down, some TLC and a new paint job to be good as new. And then it'll be on ebay to pay for the rest of the scrap I buy! ;)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #559 on: September 10, 2015, 09:35:58 PM »
I wish I could find so many bargain locomotives to add to my fleet  :'(

They're not all bargains, Paul...! ;) Buying "spares/repair" can be a bit of a gamble - some that I get are beyond even my rose-tinted restoration optimism (all are good for spares, though!).

That said, this particular Warship just looks like it needs a strip-down, some TLC and a new paint job to be good as new. And then it'll be on ebay to pay for the rest of the scrap I buy! ;)

I might have to send you some of my fleet to work your magic on  :) ;)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #560 on: September 11, 2015, 09:09:57 AM »
I'm open to commissions, Paul...! ;)


A bit more progress on some of the other projects:

The blue blue Windsor Castle is almost lined out - just need to make the cabside plate and (patience allowing) do the nameplate:

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The E5 is really coming on - the lining is an absolute fiddle and getting the chassis right will be a pig, but I think it's looking rather lovely:

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An outbreak of yellow fever amongst the diseasels!! This outrageous brightness will be toned down with overcoats of blue and grey...:

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #561 on: September 11, 2015, 09:46:01 AM »
I'm open to commissions, Paul...! ;)


A bit more progress on some of the other projects:

The blue blue Windsor Castle is almost lined out - just need to make the cabside plate and (patience allowing) do the nameplate:

(Sorry, but you are not allowed to access the gallery)



The E5 is really coming on - the lining is an absolute fiddle and getting the chassis right will be a pig, but I think it's looking rather lovely:

(Sorry, but you are not allowed to access the gallery)



An outbreak of yellow fever amongst the diseasels!! This outrageous brightness will be toned down with overcoats of blue and grey...:

(Sorry, but you are not allowed to access the gallery)

Seriously don't tempt me

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #562 on: September 11, 2015, 09:53:50 AM »
I've stripped the shortened 9F - all that brake fluid affected the glue and it fell to bits! Oh well, it needed a lot of love and filling anyway...

I realise you bought the 9F shortened, but wonder if anyone here has the details of how much needs taking out and from where, exactly?

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #563 on: September 11, 2015, 09:55:12 AM »
I'm open to commissions, Paul...! ;)




Seriously don't tempt me

Oh go on, you know you want to...! (Sorry.) ;)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #564 on: September 11, 2015, 10:04:00 AM »
There were 2 Railway Modeller articles on shortening the 9F (well, shortening the Britannia body that comprises the 9F) back in the day - IIRC one was around 1983, or 1985 - that kind of time.

The shortening was cutting out a section behind the smokebox and rejoining. One of the articles also slanted the cylinders and modified under the cab area IIRC.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #565 on: September 11, 2015, 10:12:42 AM »
I've stripped the shortened 9F - all that brake fluid affected the glue and it fell to bits! Oh well, it needed a lot of love and filling anyway...

I realise you bought the 9F shortened, but wonder if anyone here has the details of how much needs taking out and from where, exactly?

Mike

From the look of the bits when I took them apart (see earlier pic), a slice was taken out of the boiler just forward of the dome - I'd have to compare with a Britannia chassis to see how much, though!
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #566 on: September 11, 2015, 11:07:32 AM »
I'm open to commissions, Paul...! ;)




Seriously don't tempt me

Oh go on, you know you want to...! (Sorry.) ;)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #567 on: September 11, 2015, 11:13:00 AM »
"Look on my works, Ye Mighty, and despair!"

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #568 on: September 11, 2015, 11:28:37 AM »
Very bad trying to tempt a young innocent boy like me  :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel:

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #569 on: September 11, 2015, 04:30:02 PM »
New acquisition - Warship for restoration. Oh dear me, that paint job - this is going straight in the brake fluid bath!!

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I'm hoping to do some decals tonight, so there should be some progress on the Jubes, the Scot and the other Warship soon.

Was this part of an ebay lot that included a couple of other Warships?

Jim
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