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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #930 on: September 03, 2016, 08:13:53 PM »
I love SPROUTS, but they seem to effect my Clack valve  :-[

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #931 on: September 03, 2016, 08:19:24 PM »
I love SPROUTS, but they seem to effect my Clack valve  :-[
I believe Milk of Magnesia (or was it IPA) is good for the old Clack valve.  :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #932 on: September 03, 2016, 08:26:05 PM »
I love SPROUTS, but they seem to effect my Clack valve  :-[
I believe Milk of Magnesia (or was it IPA) is good for the old Clack valve.  :)

I love SPROUTS and GUINESS, the Domestic Overlord on the other hand is not impressed by their effects on me, certainly make my safety valves lift  :angel:

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #933 on: September 04, 2016, 12:24:34 PM »
Update on the 7F and a recently acquired Grafar pannier (WARNING: the following images show locomotives stripped of their paint and Fully Naked, and may be unsuitable for viewers of a nervous disposition).


I've made the cab for the 7F (plasticard and lots of swearing) - needs the rough edges sanding down, but it's getting there. That poor old Lima tender has had some vicious internal  Dremelling to get it to vaguely fit!








And now the nudity... :-[  I bought a spares/repair Grafar Pannier whose paintwork was so chipped and battered I decided to strip it right back and repaint. Unfortunately the good people of Grafar obviously used arc-welding as their preferred method of paint application and it's taken me about six coats of stripper to get down to this:






It was originally black, so I think I'm going to keep it that way - unless I come across any "interesting" pannier liveries on Google! :)


Hi,

I've just joined this forum and I'm still finding my way round the various topics, so apologies for replying to an old quote.

I couldn't help noticing that the 7F looked remarkably like a Lancashire and Yorkshire large-boilered 0-8-0. Coincidently I am making one of these in 2mm finescale at the moment and I've attached some pics of mine for comparison. The chimney and dome on your 7F look very much like those on the L & Y prototype too. Do you know much more about the origin of your 7F?






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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #934 on: September 04, 2016, 08:44:07 PM »
I could do with adding one of these to my fleet.......interesting

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #935 on: September 06, 2016, 10:16:49 AM »

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Hi,

I've just joined this forum and I'm still finding my way round the various topics, so apologies for replying to an old quote.

I couldn't help noticing that the 7F looked remarkably like a Lancashire and Yorkshire large-boilered 0-8-0. Coincidently I am making one of these in 2mm finescale at the moment and I've attached some pics of mine for comparison. The chimney and dome on your 7F look very much like those on the L & Y prototype too. Do you know much more about the origin of your 7F?






Regards,

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Hi Nig, I'll admit I know very little about the 7F - it was one of the very first things I restored so repainted and numbered it without too much research or bothering to check how prototypical it was. I should research it and make sure it's correct, it probably isn't! ;)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #936 on: September 06, 2016, 05:37:25 PM »


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Hi Nig, I'll admit I know very little about the 7F - it was one of the very first things I restored so repainted and numbered it without too much research or bothering to check how prototypical it was. I should research it and make sure it's correct, it probably isn't! ;)
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Thanks for replying. I think it was a wise move going for the LMS 7F. Scratch-building an eight-wheel tender would have been quite a challenge. Maybe you should ask the person who did the loco body where the tender is.

Regards,

Nig H

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #937 on: September 07, 2016, 10:25:31 AM »
That tender doesn't look too different to an SR/ex LSWR tender used on the N15/King Arthur class 4-6-0 and others; BHE do a white metal kit for it.

I have used a number of them, it's not too difficult to fit a Union Mills tender drive and an extra pair of wheels.

The supplied bogies I found a bit crude, so I use some etched side frames and cast axleboxes & springs.
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #938 on: September 13, 2016, 12:21:31 PM »
I am just re-surfacing after a long and particularly horrible tummy bug... :( :sick2:  Loco time has been mostly replaced with lying in bed feeling horrible time, but I think I'm on the mend after a week.

I've been doing some bits from my sick bed though. I bought this Dapol Pannier a couple of years back and I thought I ought to finish it. The back of the cab had been hacked out to make way for a chip, I think:





Finally got round to repairing, re-rivetting and respraying it - handrails are yet to go back on but you get the idea:











I bought it for £30 - not bad for a Dapol, I thought! :)



I've also been restoring another German 2-6-0 tank (not the one that got squished in the post, that's a slightly longer-term project!)






More on the go so more pics soon!
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #939 on: September 13, 2016, 02:16:35 PM »
I am just re-surfacing after a long and particularly horrible tummy bug... :( :sick2:  Loco time has been mostly replaced with lying in bed feeling horrible time, but I think I'm on the mend after a week.

I've been doing some bits from my sick bed though. I bought this Dapol Pannier a couple of years back and I thought I ought to finish it. The back of the cab had been hacked out to make way for a chip, I think:





Finally got round to repairing, re-rivetting and respraying it - handrails are yet to go back on but you get the idea:











I bought it for £30 - not bad for a Dapol, I thought! :)



I've also been restoring another German 2-6-0 tank (not the one that got squished in the post, that's a slightly longer-term project!)






More on the go so more pics soon!


Welcome back, its good to hear you are on the mend.


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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #940 on: September 19, 2016, 09:33:50 AM »
8 hours of free time on Sunday without kids to do nothing but locos. Sheer, absolute bliss.

Lots done (photos to follow) and this rather lovely little combo finally completed:






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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #941 on: September 20, 2016, 10:46:39 AM »
More things finished, nearly finished and just starting...

Finished: Peco Jube - Patriot conversion in BR apple green. I actually quite like this now, despite the colour.





Finished: Jinty in preservation livery. Proud of the lining on this one.





Nearly finished:

County class kit. I'm not sure if I've got it on the right chassis/wheels - it's all a bit wobbly. But it looks nice and once it's got cabside and name plates on should look lovely.




Nearly finished:

A Minitrix Warship newly decalled - just needs varnishing, name plates and re-assembly - plus the start of another Dutch 27.





Just starting:

I bought this thinking it was an E5. But is it an E3/E4? I'm hoping one of you knowledgeable lot knows! :) Either way it needs a lot of love - what livery it gets depends on what it is!


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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #942 on: September 20, 2016, 12:06:13 PM »

Finished: Jinty in preservation livery. Proud of the lining on this one.





Agh - did you get the number wrong on this - the Jinties were in the 47xxx series.... 47357 would be ok....

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #943 on: September 20, 2016, 12:12:46 PM »

Finished: Jinty in preservation livery. Proud of the lining on this one.





Agh - did you get the number wrong on this - the Jinties were in the 47xxx series.... 47357 would be ok....

Cheers,
Alan


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :doh:

Nil desperandum - I can scrape back the offending 5, replace it with a 4, re-varnish and you'll never know...

Thanks for picking this up before it went on sale! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #944 on: September 20, 2016, 12:49:04 PM »
I bought this thinking it was an E5. But is it an E3/E4? I'm hoping one of you knowledgeable lot knows! :) Either way it needs a lot of love - what livery it gets depends on what it is!




Hi O

My guess is a Langley E5 that's been sort-of converted to an E4. The E4 seems to have the right detailing for this (look at the lower coal rail, for instance, or a slightly flatter roof?):

An E4:

 

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