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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1890 on: January 22, 2020, 01:45:54 PM »

Finished the paint job on this little dock tank - just need to find a working chassis and the  :censored: long screw that holds it all together now!:



A Happy New year to you too Gideon!

Seeing this reminded me of this bargain I spotted on eBay yesterday:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F233466976408

Mike
My layout: Mwynwr Tryciau Colliery, the Many Tricks Mine.

My 3D Modelshop: Maridunian's Models

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1891 on: January 22, 2020, 03:25:49 PM »
Always good to see what's going through that busy workshop.

Know for sure that Chris will be as happy with his CoT as I am with mine. Colin Heard of UM was most complimentary about the work done.

Don't forget the couplings, Gideon!  :wave:  :D

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I certainly am looking forward to my "City of Truro". I'm sure that it will be worth the wait.

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« Reply #1892 on: January 22, 2020, 03:31:10 PM »
Colin Heard of UM was most complimentary about the work done.


High praise indeed!!  :bounce:
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1893 on: January 24, 2020, 07:54:13 AM »
Lovely work as ever Gideon, I will finally get that N2 loco off to you in February as it looks like you have time on your hands now and are having to fill your days with 00 locos & guitars :)  (guitar looked amazing BTW  :thumbsup: )


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« Reply #1894 on: January 24, 2020, 08:18:04 PM »
Time on his hands?
I have at least three more warships for starters......

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1895 on: January 27, 2020, 10:50:24 AM »
Pics from both ends of the project process...


The N7 has just come out of the stripper bath, been disassembled and (mostly!) picked clean of any stubborn bits of glue/paint/gunk. Generally the part of the process where I bury my head in my hands and wail "Oh Lord, what have I done...?" ;):



She's now been put back together and is awaiting the addition of steps and other detailing before getting a coat of primer.



Finished! Restoration of a Hall class - was in gunky green GWR livery, now rather resplendent in lined BR black and renumbered as 4930 "Hagley Hall".




More updates on the many things occupying the workbench very soon! :)
"Look on my works, Ye Mighty, and despair!"

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1896 on: January 27, 2020, 11:06:29 AM »
Cracking job on the Hall Gideon - quite a transformation   :beers:

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« Reply #1897 on: January 27, 2020, 04:43:41 PM »
Cracking job on the Hall Gideon - quite a transformation   :beers:

Seconded! Were any West Country allocated "Halls" in this early BR livery?

I'm sure the N7 will be transformed.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1898 on: January 27, 2020, 09:13:06 PM »
Cracking job on the Hall Gideon - quite a transformation   :beers:

Seconded! Were any West Country allocated "Halls" in this early BR livery?

I'm sure the N7 will be transformed.

6911 Holker Hall shedded at Penzance and Truro was wearing this livery in 1952, I  modified, Repainted and renumbered one of my Farish Halls to match. for a picture go to the Bradford Barton series of albums "more Great Western steam in Cornwall" it is on the dust cover and on page 78. 

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Alex

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« Reply #1899 on: January 27, 2020, 09:33:50 PM »
Here is a picture of my Holker Hall - I have since upgraded the mechanism to the Chinese version with better driving wheels and fitted an N brass bogie



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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1900 on: January 27, 2020, 09:40:10 PM »
Is that a lined livery with the BR Cycling Lion 1948 to 56 livery please ?

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1901 on: January 27, 2020, 09:45:10 PM »
Cracking job on the Hall Gideon - quite a transformation   :beers:

Seconded! Were any West Country allocated "Halls" in this early BR livery?

I'm sure the N7 will be transformed.

6911 Holker Hall shedded at Penzance and Truro was wearing this livery in 1952, I  modified, Repainted and renumbered one of my Farish Halls to match. for a picture go to the Bradford Barton series of albums "more Great Western steam in Cornwall" it is on the dust cover and on page 78. 

Regards,

Alex

Many thanks, Alex. I have that book in my library and had clean forgot to look. I ask because I recently bought an old GF 1405 'Hall' Class No. 7915 "Mere Hall" which was described as being in very good condition and runs well. However, one side cab number is missing and of the nameplates, one is missing the other not complete so it would have to gain mew plates anyway. (The "Modified Halls" were numbered 6959-6999, 7900-7929 so No. 7915 "Mere Hall" would be incorrect for a GF "Hall" anyway, I think.)

For a small Cornish shed, Truro (83F, 84C) had an interesting allocation in steam days. 6911 "Holker Hall" was allocated to 83F from Sept. 1958 to June 59 when it, briefly, went to 83G Penzance before moving on to 84C Banbury in November 1959 (2D later), by which time it must surely have been repainted! However, even more interesting for me was that it was shedded at 83E St Blazey from January 1956 to September 1958, having previously been at Penzance (83G / PZ). Whilst at St Blazey, it might still have been in BR Lined Black Early Crest livery? In 1961 it was photographed in ex-works BR Lined Green Late Crest livery. So, assuming it passes for DCC-fitting at Wickness, I need to see if I can buy new plates for 6911 "Holker Hall" (83E).

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1902 on: January 27, 2020, 09:47:04 PM »
Is that a lined livery with the BR Cycling Lion 1948 to 56 livery please ?

Yes Chris it is - what makes you ask?

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #1903 on: January 27, 2020, 09:53:32 PM »
Curiosity. Fascination with steam engines as having been involved in preservation and charters, a keenness to develop my knowledge and broaden interest as prefer Britsins rich railway past compared to today ' s scene and liveries I prefer nothing past say 2007.

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« Reply #1904 on: January 27, 2020, 09:57:49 PM »
Chris in Prague whilst googling 6911 locomotive holker hall  great photos of her appear on the old GCR and fox transfers may help with plates. Ta. Chris

 

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