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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #600 on: September 22, 2015, 12:32:00 PM »
Thanks for the link, Mike - that's nice-looking loco!

I think for simplicity's sake I'm just going for a refurb and restore, though - make sure they run right (I haven't tested the motor function yet!) and just give them a nicer-looking, crisper livery.
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #601 on: September 22, 2015, 12:35:37 PM »
Why the gold paint??  ??? Who thought that was a good idea?

Interesting that the chassis says Made in West Germany. Gives you some idea of the vintage, but I get the impression Arnold stuff is pretty indestructible.

Looking forward to seeing these come back to life!

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #602 on: September 22, 2015, 01:05:49 PM »
Ee gads what had been done to those?!

Quick, nurse  ( :goggleeyes:) a bath of paint stripper and several CC's of oil....STAT!

Always wanted to say that......

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #603 on: September 22, 2015, 01:14:04 PM »
W class tank, giving meself ideas now, must keep a watch for  a cheap Farish 4MT on fleabay! Modellers licence will allow it as being on a running in turn ex Eastleigh works.
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #604 on: September 22, 2015, 01:34:58 PM »
W class tank, giving meself ideas now, must keep a watch for  a cheap Farish 4MT on fleabay! Modellers licence will allow it as being on a running in turn ex Eastleigh works.

These "cheap Farish 4MTs on fleabay" of which you speak... where do they live, then? I'm obviously missing them...! ;)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #605 on: September 22, 2015, 03:24:10 PM »
This is the sort of thing. http://ekmpowershop4.com/ekmps/shops/morrismodels/images/fleischmann-ho-85-4077-db-class-78-prussian-t18-4-6-4t-tank-loco-photo-grey-era-2-reduced-510-p.jpg

Not sure if it's a standard grey that all companies use, but I believe it's a colour that gave good contrast and showed off the engine's lines in B&W photos of the day.


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« Reply #606 on: September 22, 2015, 03:25:34 PM »

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« Reply #607 on: September 22, 2015, 03:34:28 PM »
This is the sort of thing. http://ekmpowershop4.com/ekmps/shops/morrismodels/images/fleischmann-ho-85-4077-db-class-78-prussian-t18-4-6-4t-tank-loco-photo-grey-era-2-reduced-510-p.jpg

Not sure if it's a standard grey that all companies use, but I believe it's a colour that gave good contrast and showed off the engine's lines in B&W photos of the day.


We like! :) Looks like a Humbrol 64 light grey matt - and it just so happens I have a new tin of this...
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #608 on: September 22, 2015, 04:02:22 PM »
This is the sort of thing. http://ekmpowershop4.com/ekmps/shops/morrismodels/images/fleischmann-ho-85-4077-db-class-78-prussian-t18-4-6-4t-tank-loco-photo-grey-era-2-reduced-510-p.jpg

Not sure if it's a standard grey that all companies use, but I believe it's a colour that gave good contrast and showed off the engine's lines in B&W photos of the day.


We like! :) Looks like a Humbrol 64 light grey matt - and it just so happens I have a new tin of this...


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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #609 on: September 24, 2015, 09:29:32 AM »
Some of the "nearly there" section of the Ozymandias Locomotive Renaissance Collective...

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #610 on: September 24, 2015, 09:33:42 AM »
Et tu, Bruté?
Bad enough the supermarkets are filling up with Christmas rubbish (bah - humbug)

On the other hand I always admire your work :thumbsup:

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #611 on: September 24, 2015, 09:43:45 AM »
Et tu, Bruté?
Bad enough the supermarkets are filling up with Christmas rubbish (bah - humbug)

On the other hand I always admire your work :thumbsup:

Ah yes, I see what you mean - my profuse apologies for the "festive" table cloth. It's there year-round because it's the only waterproof one we've got and we have two small (and incredibly messy) boys... Oh, and one big messy boy - Mrs gets up tight if I get IPA/paint/cellulose thinners on the table...  :uneasy:

Believe me, I am firmly with you in the "Bah, humbug!" camp!!

Glad you like the locos, though! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #612 on: September 24, 2015, 09:59:04 AM »
Some of the "nearly there" section of the Ozymandias Locomotive Renaissance Collective...

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More crimson more crimson :P

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« Reply #613 on: September 24, 2015, 10:08:15 AM »


More crimson more crimson :P

There's more crimson on the way, Paul, I promise...! I hope you're not offended by the BR green Jube... I had the paint and the decals, you see... ;)
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« Reply #614 on: September 24, 2015, 10:23:49 AM »


More crimson more crimson :P

There's more crimson on the way, Paul, I promise...! I hope you're not offended by the BR green Jube... I had the paint and the decals, you see... ;)

A poor excuse, I chose to ignore the mouldy green one.....

 

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