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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1035 on: November 11, 2016, 11:56:31 AM »


You need to have a look at my poorly Minitrix Ivatt

Very happy to, Paul - what's up with it?
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1036 on: November 11, 2016, 01:35:41 PM »


You need to have a look at my poorly Minitrix Ivatt

Very happy to, Paul - what's up with it?
I threw a traction tyre at an exhibition, which meant all the valve gear of one side got damaged, I think the little grey plastic piece on the slide bar is damaged. I could just remove the damaged gear and still use it at exhibitions but with the damaged side towards the operators...... I think I may take a look at it tonight when I finally get home :(

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1037 on: November 11, 2016, 08:14:51 PM »
You're a busy man, G!!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1038 on: November 11, 2016, 10:44:02 PM »
You're a busy man, G!!  :thumbsup:

You can never have too many locos to fix. Or power tools. Or t shirts. ;)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1039 on: November 12, 2016, 08:20:59 AM »
Thanks for the restoration work on the J69's. Look and run like new loco's.


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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1040 on: November 12, 2016, 03:06:57 PM »
Thanks for the restoration work on the J69's. Look and run like new loco's.




Delighted you're pleased with them, Tim! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1041 on: November 29, 2016, 10:23:43 AM »
I have been laid a bit low with various bugs, snuffles and shivers over the last couple of weeks, but I have now crawled out from under the duvet and back to the work bench...



Lots on the go, but first under the camera was one of the streamlined A4s I bought recently - stripped, nose glued back together and new skirts made. Looks a bit of a mess at the moment, but a bit of filler and some primer and she'll look lovely:




One of the A4s had a Union Mills tender drive cobbled into the Minitrix tender chassis - I found a spare UM tender top, which I stripped, see pic below. Question - what sort(s) of loco could this type of tender power? J39 maybe? Which of the Big Four/BR tender styles is it? I've got lots of chassis and loco bodies, but I want to couple the right sort to this tender!



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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1042 on: November 29, 2016, 10:52:55 AM »
Hey Oz,

I was wondering who bought those A4s! I'm sure that they will look exceptional once you've finished with them!

With regard to the Union Mills early LNER tender; off the top of my head this could be used for the following locomotives:

- D49
- J39 (very few actually used the full length LNER tender)
- K3
- O2
- V2

If you've got a spare flat sided LNER tender, this would open up the options to include the B17 as well as all the locomotives above.



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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1043 on: November 29, 2016, 01:02:08 PM »


I was wondering who bought those A4s! I'm sure that they will look exceptional once you've finished with them!

A fool and his money, as they say... ;) They're going to take some work, but I think I can get them looking respectable and running again. One of the shells is properly jiggered, as is one of the tenders, but "two out of three ain't bad" and all that...

Thanks for the loco suggestions - I think I'll go the J39 route, I'm pretty positive I have a spare shell somewhere.
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1044 on: December 05, 2016, 12:29:51 PM »
A couple of finished ones emerge from the mountain of work in progress...!


B1 in BR green:




White metal kit of County class "County of Gloucester":





I'm hoping to get a load of lining and decals done tonight, so expect more from the Despair Depot soon! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1045 on: December 05, 2016, 03:04:01 PM »
A couple of finished ones emerge from the mountain of work in progress...!


B1 in BR green:




White metal kit of County class "County of Gloucester":





I'm hoping to get a load of lining and decals done tonight, so expect more from the Despair Depot soon! :)


Looking great as ever, even if they are green

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1046 on: December 14, 2016, 10:30:03 AM »
Thank heavens for little trains... Despite a few days of unwelcome drama I've managed to get some loco time - sanity is restored. Just. ;)


The blue B12 is coming along nicely:





As is the Patriot conversion:





The Southern E2 is just about done - just need to fettle the chassis and motor and give her a coat of satin varnish:





The formerly rather scruffy German DB bo-bo is looking a bit resplendent thanks to a new paint-job and some incredibly detailed decals from a nice man in Germany (whose details I can provide to those interested but whose name I forget now!). Just some satin varnish to finish off:





Lastly (of the ones I managed to get a pic of yesterday evening!), the Dutch 27 is all but done, just needs last numbering and a varnish (and a chassis!):


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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1047 on: December 22, 2016, 11:27:54 AM »
A couple more finished...

The German bo-bo with a coat of satin and re-assembled:







A re-sprayed Dapol Pannier, with a repaired rear end:










Many, many, many more on the workbench - pics of these soon (including some *COUGH*OOGauge*COUGH* stuff I bought for my boys. Sorry, is that blasphemy...?) ;)


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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1048 on: December 22, 2016, 11:52:19 AM »
Nice work Oz. You seem to be busier than one of Santa's little helpers! :D

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incredibly detailed decals from a nice man in Germany (whose details I can provide to those interested but whose name I forget now!)

If this guy does decals I can use on Swiss rolling stock (mainly German language stuff) I would be very interested in contact details.
Thanks.
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« Reply #1049 on: December 22, 2016, 12:10:28 PM »
Nice work Oz. You seem to be busier than one of Santa's little helpers! :D

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incredibly detailed decals from a nice man in Germany (whose details I can provide to those interested but whose name I forget now!)


If this guy does decals I can use on Swiss rolling stock (mainly German language stuff) I would be very interested in contact details.
Thanks.


Thanks Daffy! :)

His name is Andreas Nothaft, here's his website: http://www.modellbahndecals.de

He does do Swiss stuff, I think (my German is non-existent, I've had to rely on GoogleTranslate!) - as well as a great range of German decals across all eras. The decals are high quality, good to use and the service I've had from him is excellent.
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