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Author Topic: Spares and repair discoveries  (Read 254075 times)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #810 on: March 29, 2016, 02:36:52 PM »
Looking closer, the tender you have does look more like the Langley Drummong pattern "watercart" one that has had bogie side frames added. The BHE one has the flared top of the earlier Urie version, BHE do the tender body as a kit labelled as being for the N15, the same tender was used by the Urie H15, N15 and S15, you should be able to modify it without much problem, bit of filing and maybe a bit of filler (or build up with lo melt solder).


The complexity of parts that are needed to put together an accurate S15 is bewildering! I'm trying to make sense of it all in my usual way, but how accurate is the table that I've put together?
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #811 on: April 01, 2016, 09:44:33 AM »
Another happy transformation...

From this:





To this:

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Still a little fettling to do to get the contacts to sit right, but she runs really well! :) Thanks @paulprice for the livery suggestion - it really looks nice!



Another 31 gets the "golden ochre" treatment. The electrics need a bit of a clean to get it running smoothly (for a Lima!), but again, happy with this one:

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #812 on: April 01, 2016, 09:55:32 AM »
More brilliant locomotives, I bet their future owners will love them  :)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #813 on: April 01, 2016, 10:02:22 AM »
More brilliant locomotives, I bet their future owners will love them  :)

One day I'll make some for me! ;)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #814 on: April 01, 2016, 10:13:10 AM »
More brilliant locomotives, I bet their future owners will love them  :)

One day I'll make some for me! ;)

You don't need any locomotives, I hardly have any

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #815 on: April 01, 2016, 11:03:06 AM »
The 31 looks really good!

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #816 on: April 01, 2016, 01:34:49 PM »
Great work! That blue and red scheme looks very nice indeed.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #817 on: April 07, 2016, 07:44:14 PM »
Wow! I had not seen this thread until a very happy Zwilnik pointed me to it. Incredible work! :) I can hardly believe my eyes with some of these!  :goggleeyes:
Check out Avondale - My heritage railway themed layout :)

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=29371.0

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #818 on: April 07, 2016, 08:10:46 PM »
Agreed! For a Lima, it's a lot better than I expected.

Cheers, NeMo

The 31 looks really good!
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #819 on: April 11, 2016, 04:00:21 PM »
Back from a works trip to the US of A and back to my locos... :)

A County class stripped, disassembled, put back together and primered in the background (needs more filler!) and the S15 from earlier has a similar stripdown, foreground:

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And as if I didn't have enough small things to paint... a friend has recently acquired a fussball table and has asked me to repaint one team in West Ham strip (crimson lake and provincial light blue!). The things I do for my friends...  :doh:  (should have been a nice red with white sleeves, mutter mutter....) ;)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #820 on: April 11, 2016, 04:42:40 PM »
He looks like he's stuffed a pillow under his top.  Is that to break his fall when he dives on the floor?  Wouldn't want a footballer getting a real injury!

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #821 on: April 11, 2016, 04:55:54 PM »
He looks like he's stuffed a pillow under his top.  Is that to break his fall when he dives on the floor?  Wouldn't want a footballer getting a real injury!


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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #822 on: April 11, 2016, 05:00:52 PM »
Is that S15 going to remain a Urie version with watercart tender or might you go for a Maunsell version, new cab roof, no step up of footplate over cylinders and a Urie/Maunsell pattern tender or maybe even a 6 wheel Ashford patern tender as used on the Central section.

For Urie/Maunsell tender use a BHE N15 kit (they will supply tender only) use a UM tender drive with an extra pair of wheels

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Maunsell S15, number is incorrect, 833-837 had 6 wheel tenders so need to change the last digit!

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UM drive under BHE N15 tender, only awkward part is making and fitting bogie side frames, I used cast axle boxes and springs, BHE or Etched Pixels. Some had flush sided tenders others had flared top, check photos to find which.

PS you can use the watercart tender and Fleischmann tender drive to hack a UM T9 as per my sig below, the UM drive then becomes available for your Maunsell S15, with BHE tender; mix and match?

« Last Edit: April 11, 2016, 05:05:39 PM by Dorsetmike »
Cheers MIKE
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #823 on: April 11, 2016, 05:41:33 PM »
Thanks Mike!

I'm aiming for as close to the real 847 Bluebell loco as I can get - I've already sanded off the cab roof!

I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do about the tender, which is nothing like the kit one in real life - I might see if I can bash a Lima 4F one, which has flat sides and the right profile, albeit too short.
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #824 on: April 11, 2016, 06:10:33 PM »
847 has the Flush sided 8 wheel Maunsell tender, a bit of filing to remove the flared top on the BHE tender should work, if that makes it too thin add some thin brass sheet inside and fill the space with lo melt solder or filler. The cab roof curves into the cab side unlike the LSWR pattern which I think overlaps slightly. The LSWR one does not fit withing the SR composite loading gauge hence the change on the Maunsell ones

https://www.google.co.uk/?gws_rd=ssl#q=s15+class+847+images

The Lima 4F had a 6 wheel tender, OK over scale but I don't think quite long enough for an 8 wheeler and probably a bit tall from what I recall.
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