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Re: M7 re-runs
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2014, 09:56:32 PM »
I'm not expecting anything. If they're not doing the Maunsell livery, they aren't getting my money.  :D

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Re: M7 re-runs
« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2014, 11:51:17 PM »
I have got to admit that nothing in the Dapol comments have given me any reason to hope they will be worth acquiring!!

Anybody get one of the 45xx tanies released recently? they may be a pointing to the worthiness of the M7 and the Ivatt to be released.

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Re: M7 re-runs
« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2014, 01:32:50 PM »
Images now up of the weathered version in Bulleid livery. I know this livery is not a favourite of many SR fans but I rather like it. The weathering tones down the brightness of the green a bit. Also I model the post-war scene so it is fine for my layout.

Now if only I knew when some maunsell coaches would be released in Bulleid livery so I could make up a P-set.  :hmmm:

Well, that's just not good enough. Some fount of all knowledge you are!  :no:  ;)

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Re: M7 re-runs
« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2014, 01:56:27 PM »
Images now up of the weathered version in Bulleid livery. I know this livery is not a favourite of many SR fans but I rather like it. The weathering tones down the brightness of the green a bit. Also I model the post-war scene so it is fine for my layout.

Now if only I knew when some maunsell coaches would be released in Bulleid livery so I could make up a P-set.  :hmmm:




Looks quite nice, even though not my period... Did I hear that Dapol would be releasing their Maunsells in later liveries than the Maunsell Green they are initially releasing them in?
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Re: M7 re-runs
« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2014, 01:58:40 PM »
I think that Dapol have confirmed the Maunsell coaches will also be available in later liveries but have not yet specified which or when.
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Re: M7 re-runs
« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2014, 02:12:09 PM »
how many M7s were preserved? and what is the running number of the preserved loco(s)? are any of the modelled M7s preserved?

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Re: M7 re-runs
« Reply #21 on: November 04, 2014, 02:25:21 PM »
how many M7s were preserved? and what is the running number of the preserved loco(s)? are any of the modelled M7s preserved?

There are at least 2 preserved. They may have been repainted but 245 was in LSWR livery and 30053 was in BR early crest.
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Re: M7 re-runs
« Reply #22 on: November 04, 2014, 02:34:25 PM »
Two preserved

 245 static at NRM

53 At Swanage railway, the Swanage railway web site no longer maintains information on what's running and what's in the works, I think 53 is still in use.
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Re: M7 re-runs
« Reply #23 on: November 04, 2014, 05:33:30 PM »
Two preserved

 245 static at NRM

53 At Swanage railway, the Swanage railway web site no longer maintains information on what's running and what's in the works, I think 53 is still in use.

are any of these two modelled? be it in a different livery maybe?

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Re: M7 re-runs
« Reply #24 on: November 04, 2014, 06:22:42 PM »
30053 hasn't I don't think, but for BR livery it would be a fairly simple renumbering task to obtain.

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are any of these two modelled? be it in a different livery maybe?

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Re: M7 re-runs
« Reply #25 on: November 17, 2014, 09:31:48 PM »
I have today received a BR Black Late Crest M7 (30253):



I've run it in on my roundy test layout, and it ran pretty well; although it didn't like running bunker first through Setrack points (or more correctly, one of the Setrack points). It hauls 3 coaches without a problem, which is the maximum I would want it to do on 'Dunestone'. The only issue I have is that it is a short frame variant, and I wanted it for a Pull-Push set - for which a long-frame pull-push fitted M7 is needed.

To answer Paul's question, 245 is from the same 1897 batch as (30)253, although there is a difference in the smokebox door between the two locos. 53 (30053) is a 1905 long-frame version. The difference is an extended footplate (1' 3" : scale 2.5mm) in advance of the smokebox, under which the air storage tank for the compressed-air pull-push system were mounted (in later years).

Incidentally, the 'Sunshine' Southern variant pictured above is incorrectly numbered; no 30 was a long-frame loco and the Dapol model is of a short-frame loco.
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Re: M7 re-runs
« Reply #26 on: November 17, 2014, 09:45:51 PM »
Ok, at last someone has one. Now, what is its slow speed running like? Esp starting and stopping. Still shying away from them at the mo.
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Re: M7 re-runs
« Reply #27 on: November 17, 2014, 09:49:00 PM »
I'll let you know about the slow-speed running, etc after the running night at the Club tomorrow evening. The test track is a better place to try these things out  :)
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Re: M7 re-runs
« Reply #28 on: November 17, 2014, 10:01:44 PM »
Most appreciated, I look forward to your views.

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Re: M7 re-runs
« Reply #29 on: November 17, 2014, 10:21:52 PM »
I've done 3 long frame push pull conversions; briefly, cut off about half of the front footplate, cut a piece of thin lead, brass or other metal a little less than the width of the footplate and long enough to give you the 2.5mm extra, glue the lead under the front of the loco, glue the piece of footplate you previously cut off lesaving a 2.5mm gap, fill the gap with whatever you have available, a bit more metal, plastic or filler, (the extra weight wiil help traction a bit).

Westinghouse pumps either white metal or lost wax cast brass are available, BHE among others, the various air tanks and pipework can be made from brass or plastic; below 47 has been converted, 255 not (although black tanks and pump don't show up well against black paint!

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