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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #975 on: October 15, 2016, 08:56:13 PM »
looks good to me I want a crimson Jinty
Get orf - its mine!!!
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Size matters - especially if you don't have a lot of space - and N gauge is the answer!

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #976 on: October 17, 2016, 09:56:34 AM »



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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I think you are right, Bob - my camera does tend to make colours look a little bright, but the original in your pic has a much browner/rustier red. Hopefully someone will still want it...! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #977 on: October 17, 2016, 10:01:35 AM »
I'm sure there will be a queue on ebay for this loco Oz
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« Reply #978 on: October 17, 2016, 10:01:58 AM »
looks good to me I want a crimson Jinty
Get orf - its mine!!!
 :) :beers:

Boys, boys... no fighting! ;)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #979 on: October 17, 2016, 10:35:32 AM »
looks good to me I want a crimson Jinty
Get orf - its mine!!!
 :) :beers:

Boys, boys... no fighting! ;)

Im not fighting it him, I just said I wanted one :(

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« Reply #980 on: October 17, 2016, 12:05:38 PM »
looks good to me I want a crimson Jinty
Get orf - its mine!!!
 :) :beers:

Boys, boys... no fighting! ;)

Im not fighting it him, I just said I wanted one :(

I can see I'm going to have to make some more of these... ;)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #981 on: October 17, 2016, 01:01:20 PM »
More on the workbench. A German diesel which was looking like this:










Is now looking like this:




The amount of fluff and crud I removed from the motor/wheels/drive gear was incredible. No wonder the poor thing didn't run.



Another Patriot conversion takes shape:






I'm hoping to get more pics of other projects tonight...
"Look on my works, Ye Mighty, and despair!"

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #982 on: October 17, 2016, 01:08:20 PM »
Another Patriot conversion takes shape:



Ooh... tempting... now that I've got one of these Peco 'Jubilees'...

Cheers, NeMo
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« Reply #983 on: October 17, 2016, 01:24:10 PM »
More on the workbench. A German diesel which was looking like this:










Is now looking like this:




The amount of fluff and crud I removed from the motor/wheels/drive gear was incredible. No wonder the poor thing didn't run.



Another Patriot conversion takes shape:






I'm hoping to get more pics of other projects tonight...


Please do the Pat in a decent livery like Post War Black, not a terrible BR one, give her a little dignity :)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #984 on: October 17, 2016, 01:42:26 PM »

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Please do the Pat in a decent livery like Post War Black, not a terrible BR one, give her a little dignity :)

Ah, um, about that... this is one I've been commissioned to do in COUGHBR apple greenCOUGH, but it will look glorious. :D
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« Reply #985 on: October 17, 2016, 09:07:46 PM »

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Please do the Pat in a decent livery like Post War Black, not a terrible BR one, give her a little dignity :)

Ah, um, about that... this is one I've been commissioned to do in COUGHBR apple greenCOUGH, but it will look glorious. :D

You are a nasty nasty man  :veryangry: :veryangry: :veryangry:

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« Reply #986 on: October 18, 2016, 09:48:46 AM »

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Please do the Pat in a decent livery like Post War Black, not a terrible BR one, give her a little dignity :)


Ah, um, about that... this is one I've been commissioned to do in COUGHBR apple greenCOUGH, but it will look glorious. :D


You are a nasty nasty man  :veryangry: :veryangry: :veryangry:



My apologies, Paul...  :sorrysign:  :(

To make up for it, here are some nice black locos for you...



A jinty and a Britannia get the sober early BR treatment:







Two Holden tanks, serviced, stripped and restored for a forum friend:







An eBay purchase, advertised as a Lima (?!) non-runner. Tender wheels were very grubby and the valve gear had seized, but after a little work it seems to be running OK. Think I might re-do those cabside numbers, though...






Finally a B12 kit in its early stages - what do people think, nice LNER lined green or BR black for this one (she'll be for sale, so consider this market research!!)? Or is there a rarer livery I could try?


"Look on my works, Ye Mighty, and despair!"

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #987 on: October 23, 2016, 08:37:37 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




 :beers:


I think you are right, Bob - my camera does tend to make colours look a little bright, but the original in your pic has a much browner/rustier red. Hopefully someone will still want it...! :)

You're absolutely right Oz I WANT IT.. I'm happy to say I just acquired it on the ebay auction together with that nice looking Minitrix class 42. Both a very reasonable price - but I can't imagine that what I pay makes up for all the loving hours you put into these projects. Thanks Oz.
Pack em up and ship em out Oz.
I am so pleased with this purchase - I'lll post piccies on receipt.
 :) :beers:
Size matters - especially if you don't have a lot of space - and N gauge is the answer!

Bob Austin

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #988 on: October 24, 2016, 10:49:27 AM »



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




 :beers:


I think you are right, Bob - my camera does tend to make colours look a little bright, but the original in your pic has a much browner/rustier red. Hopefully someone will still want it...! :)

You're absolutely right Oz I WANT IT.. I'm happy to say I just acquired it on the ebay auction together with that nice looking Minitrix class 42. Both a very reasonable price - but I can't imagine that what I pay makes up for all the loving hours you put into these projects. Thanks Oz.
Pack em up and ship em out Oz.
I am so pleased with this purchase - I'lll post piccies on receipt.
 :) :beers:


Delighted they're going to a good home, Bob! :) They will be packaged up snug and safe tonight and off to you tomorrow. Pics of them on your layout would be lovely!

 :beers:

Oz
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #989 on: October 24, 2016, 12:12:56 PM »
I had my kids for the whole two days this weekend, so N Gauge restoration time was limited - but we did find something I need to model at Sheffield Park station... :)



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