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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #960 on: September 27, 2016, 10:30:37 AM »
That T9 looks nice. Is it going up for sale like the Patriot?
ebay bidders hat ready dusted off!!!

PS . Hope you've put the Patriot in the post? Can't wait to receive that one.
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Thanks! The T9 isn't mine, I'm doing it for a friend - but the E2 is and will be for sale once it's done.

The Patriot has been lovingly encased in tissue and bubble wrap, placed inside a poster tube, wrapped in more bubble wrap, put in a sturdy box with tons more bubble wrap and will be on her way to you at lunchtime. :)

It would break my heart of anything untoward happened to this loco, so I have gone a but crazy on the protective wrapping! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #961 on: September 27, 2016, 11:29:27 AM »
T9 nitpick, Maunsell lining should be black outside a thin white, best way I've found of doing it is to use a Rotring or other very fine point black to go over the outer white. Exception is the boiler bands, they are correct white/black/white.
« Last Edit: September 27, 2016, 11:30:58 AM by Dorsetmike »
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #962 on: September 27, 2016, 11:44:58 AM »
T9 nitpick, Maunsell lining should be black outside a thin white, best way I've found of doing it is to use a Rotring or other very fine point black to go over the outer white. Exception is the boiler bands, they are correct white/black/white.

You're absolutely right, Mike - and that's exactly what I'm going to do! Sorry should have said it was only half way through the process! ;)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #963 on: October 11, 2016, 01:48:56 PM »
Returned from a week away with work and happily back to my loco projects! :)


The E4 is coming along, with the help of some bits from the ever-brilliant Nick at NBrass:





Another Jube -> Patriot conversion takes shape:






The dining table workbench...





The kitchen work surface loco storage facility:


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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #964 on: October 11, 2016, 02:30:16 PM »
I do like the look of that E4. What livery are going to finish it in?
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #965 on: October 11, 2016, 03:29:18 PM »
I do like the look of that E4. What livery are going to finish it in?
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Thanks! It's going to be lined Maunsell green - a fiddly livery to do, but it does look great. I'm modelling the E4 that runs on the Bluebell Railway.
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #966 on: October 11, 2016, 04:23:54 PM »
Very nice Oz. Keep posting the piccies please as you progress.
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #967 on: October 11, 2016, 04:31:56 PM »
Very nice Oz. Keep posting the piccies please as you progress.
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Will do! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #968 on: October 12, 2016, 03:09:22 PM »
Great work Oz, some lovely projects in the pipeline as well as some fab finished pieces

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #969 on: October 13, 2016, 10:52:43 AM »
A pleasing evening's work...


White metal kit of a County class - looking good, but in need of some internal work to stop the wheels fouling on the shell:






The E4 with first coat of primer and a bit of extra filling, alongside a saddletank and a Jinty. I bought the latter two as cosmetically good but total non-runners - I stripped them down, de-gunked and de-fluffed them (there was a lot of hair wrapped round both armatures!), gave them a good clean and bingo! They run very well! :)





A Grafar Pannier gets a lick of paint - this is going to be London Transport livery. Behind it the B1 has its new and correct tender top, courtesy of a forum friend - the chassis will need a little modification to get it to fit, but it's good to have the right shape:





Finally, two finished ones - Warship D803 "Albion" and the now correctly-numbered preservation Jinty:









Plenty more on the workbench, so more soon! :)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #970 on: October 13, 2016, 10:16:44 PM »
Great work love the Maroon Jinty very smart.
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #971 on: October 14, 2016, 09:46:41 AM »
Double Dutch... a 27 and a 50 get the stripy treatment!




I didn't get any pics of this one, but I managed to re-rivet the broken valve gear of a Minitrix Britannia last night too, using a Markit tubular rivet, a pin punch and a toffee hammer. :)

More of the Britannia soon - I'm going to do it in the original, early crest, all black livery, which I think will look gorgeous!
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #972 on: October 15, 2016, 06:00:36 PM »



I love this loco but in your piccie that red looks too bright. Mind you several people said that about your Patriot in apple green but in real life it wasn't nearly as bright.

Here's a photo of 47357 I took at Butterly in 1990 - paint probably faded but definitely not as bright. Wadda ya think Oz




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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #973 on: October 15, 2016, 06:11:53 PM »
Just found this photo in its pre BR livery - the red looks much closer to your model here.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tonyfletcher/2834326512/

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #974 on: October 15, 2016, 08:50:02 PM »
looks good to me I want a crimson Jinty

 

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