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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #990 on: October 24, 2016, 01:47:12 PM »
White metal kits of the Q class occasionally appear on Ebay (I have one under construction) otherwise it's hack a 4F time.

Most awkward bit is tapering in the bottom of the firebox, things like chimney and dome should be no problem to a man of your calibre.
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #991 on: October 24, 2016, 02:09:48 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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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #992 on: October 24, 2016, 02:19:42 PM »
White metal kits of the Q class occasionally appear on Ebay (I have one under construction) otherwise it's hack a 4F time.

Most awkward bit is tapering in the bottom of the firebox, things like chimney and dome should be no problem to a man of your calibre.


Thanks Mike! Do you know who makes the white metal kits? I had a look on Langley and they don't have one... Otherwise it's under the scalpel for one of my old Lima 4Fs (sorry @paulprice) ;)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #993 on: October 24, 2016, 02:20:54 PM »
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #994 on: October 24, 2016, 02:57:27 PM »
Thanks Mike! Do you know who makes the white metal kits? I had a look on Langley and they don't have one... Otherwise it's under the scalpel for one of my old Lima 4Fs (sorry @paulprice) ;)


I don't think the Q Class kit is available any more. Second hand is all there is. I'd love a Q myself, so I may have to go down the conversion route. I'd also love one of those white metal LMS 0-4-4s for a spare M7 chassis but they're rarer than hen's teeth...

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #995 on: October 24, 2016, 06:41:16 PM »
The Q was a Hughes kit, long discontinued.

May try and drop a hint to Lytchett Manor models who have the Gem range now see if they might be interested in doing it.

Otherwise as I suggested earlier hack one of those grotty LMS 4Fs.

Before the M7  came from Dapol I cut down an ABS/Beaver Highland 0-6-4T into an M7  on a 14xx chassis with a bogie replacing the trailing axle. Might be a suitable candidate for that LMS 0-4-4T. Again though, hens teeth time, keep an eye on Ebay.
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #996 on: October 28, 2016, 12:22:01 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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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.
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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!

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Arrived today - Red Jinty looks great, not as bright as in your picture. Runs well with slight wobble but not a problem.
Minitrix class 42 is nice also.
Will post pictures over the weekend.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #997 on: October 30, 2016, 11:29:28 AM »
Arrived today - Red Jinty looks great, not as bright as in your picture. Runs well with slight wobble but not a problem.
Minitrix class 42 is nice also.
Will post pictures over the weekend.

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A few piccies on my test layout












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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #998 on: October 31, 2016, 09:57:29 AM »
Arrived today - Red Jinty looks great, not as bright as in your picture. Runs well with slight wobble but not a problem.
Minitrix class 42 is nice also.
Will post pictures over the weekend.

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A few piccies on my test layout












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Thanks for posting these, Bob! Your layout looks lovely. :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #999 on: October 31, 2016, 01:21:34 PM »
I had a Sunday to myself so I broke out the spray booth...

The Patriot conversion gets its colour. My camera makes this green look horribly bright - it's not like that in real life, it's a much better apple green!





The B12 primered and sprayed. Again, the blue is much deeper in real life:









Having a play with the real thing - I took my boys on the Bluebell on Saturday and we got to go in the cab of 847 - a real treat!






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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1000 on: October 31, 2016, 02:26:50 PM »
That poor Patriot  :'(

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1001 on: November 02, 2016, 10:40:07 AM »
More on the Patriot - first coat of black:





A Britannia body and tender shell in original black livery - spartan but rather beautiful!:


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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1002 on: November 02, 2016, 11:50:00 AM »

A Britannia body and tender shell in original black livery - spartan but rather beautiful!:




Change the crest to a late one, weather the heck out of the poor thing and it'll be grand for someone modelling late steam. ;)

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1003 on: November 06, 2016, 10:20:32 PM »
Change the crest to a late one, weather the heck out of the poor thing and it'll be grand for someone modelling late steam. ;)

Were Britannias ever black in BR days? I not sure they ever were......this is Ozy doing a preserved livery - 70000 has been seen in black in preservation.

And very nicely executed too.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1004 on: November 07, 2016, 06:20:42 AM »
Were Britannias ever black in BR days? I not sure they ever were......this is Ozy doing a preserved livery - 70000 has been seen in black in preservation.

Apparently the first one was delivered in unlined black; all the ones thereafter in green.

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