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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #945 on: September 20, 2016, 01:03:58 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!




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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:



That's rather what I thought, although the dome on mine is all wrong (and the whistle missing).  :hmmm:

I think I'll go with that, as the loco you posted a pic of is exactly the one I want to model! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #946 on: September 20, 2016, 02:39:25 PM »
Langley did do an E4 some years ago, then discontinued it and produced the E5. I might still have mine, need to do some searching among the boxes.
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #947 on: September 20, 2016, 04:59:49 PM »
where did you find the E5 if you don't mind me asking ????

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #948 on: September 20, 2016, 05:10:17 PM »
where did you find the E5 if you don't mind me asking ????

Hi Mark, not at all! :) It was (another) eBay purchase. It's currently chassis-less and sitting in a bath of brake fluid to get the paint off, in readiness for a stripdown and rebuild.

I think the funnel and dome might have to go - NBrass have some nice ones that I think would look more prototypical for the model I'm aiming for.
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #949 on: September 20, 2016, 06:44:10 PM »
is it viable to upsize the wheels to ones that are a bit more suitable maybe?

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #950 on: September 20, 2016, 06:46:40 PM »
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!




What have you done to the poor LMS loco;s  Actually the Jinty looks brilliant, I think I'm in love  :heart2: :heart2:

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #951 on: September 20, 2016, 10:55:58 PM »
is it viable to upsize the wheels to ones that are a bit more suitable maybe?

Biggest problem with that is that it would raise the buffer beam/coupling unless you either figure out how to mount the body lower on the chassis or shave some off the bottom of the chassis and that will mean recutting the axle slots.
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #952 on: September 20, 2016, 10:58:48 PM »
is it viable to upsize the wheels to ones that are a bit more suitable maybe?

Biggest problem with that is that it would raise the buffer beam/coupling unless you either figure out how to mount the body lower on the chassis or shave some off the bottom of the chassis and that will mean recutting the axle slots.

Ah yes, would almost be easier to find an alternate donor chassis for it in that case.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #953 on: September 21, 2016, 09:47:41 AM »
It's a good job I've got the expert folk of the Forum to keep me on the numerical straight and narrow... here's that Jinty in the midst of being re-numbered, along with a very nearly finished B1:



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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #954 on: September 21, 2016, 10:00:46 AM »
Out of interest, did you have no option but to use a Fowler (LMS) tender for the B1?

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #955 on: September 21, 2016, 10:17:06 AM »
Out of interest, did you have no option but to use a Fowler (LMS) tender for the B1?

Cheers,
Alan (yep, being awkward again...  ;) )

Picky, picky, picky... ;)

I used the one that it came with, because it looked most like my reference pic, but I can see I definitely have the wrong tender base - that's an easy swap!

Feel free to be awkward - I'd much rather be corrected and get it right! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #956 on: September 21, 2016, 10:47:26 AM »
Picky, picky, picky... ;)

I used the one that it came with, because it looked most like my reference pic, but I can see I definitely have the wrong tender base - that's an easy swap!

Feel free to be awkward - I'd much rather be corrected and get it right! :)

The Fowler top isn't really right either - filler vents and the differing shape in general.

Let me have a look later on - I might have the right LNER group standard tender top for the B1 somewhere - if of use.

Cheers,
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #957 on: September 22, 2016, 12:07:23 AM »
Picky, picky, picky... ;)

I used the one that it came with, because it looked most like my reference pic, but I can see I definitely have the wrong tender base - that's an easy swap!

Feel free to be awkward - I'd much rather be corrected and get it right! :)

The Fowler top isn't really right either - filler vents and the differing shape in general.

Let me have a look later on - I might have the right LNER group standard tender top for the B1 somewhere - if of use.

Cheers,
Alan

Yes please! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #958 on: September 27, 2016, 10:11:43 AM »
More from the workbench...

A T9 gets some lining - getting the curves right is a fiddle, but rewarding when it goes right!








I've made a replacement smoke deflector for the streamlined German loco I bought with the glue-melted middle section. So far, so scruffy - but not bad for a couple of bits of plasticard and some D-profile cab beading!

Some filler, gloss varnish, rivet decals and a coat of primer will work wonders:







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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #959 on: September 27, 2016, 10:23:45 AM »
That T9 looks nice. Is it going up for sale like the Patriot?
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PS . Hope you've put the Patriot in the post? Can't wait to receive that one.
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