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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #195 on: November 01, 2019, 04:42:30 PM »
Another Dapol M7 conversion. I've already a couple of H Class so this time went for a Q1. This did involve a bit more hacking than an H and cutting out some brass tank overlays as flared tops were required all round and the tanks needed to be lower and shorter. It also gained a new boiler although the smokebox is basically the same moulding along with new, smaller splashers. I'd not done one in the short lived pre-war green livery so as photos were available no 76 has entered traffic in this livery. It still retained its original cast number plates which I have on order with Narrow Planet.
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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #196 on: November 01, 2019, 09:11:42 PM »
That's a little beauty :heart2:
Very nice work.

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #197 on: November 01, 2019, 09:18:38 PM »
Wot Mick said.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #198 on: November 01, 2019, 10:37:15 PM »
Slendid work Sir, exquisitely finished :)

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #199 on: November 06, 2019, 08:21:20 PM »
run out of superlatives....

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #200 on: November 25, 2019, 04:56:43 PM »
Rather than starting something new I've revisited a loco I built over 15 years ago, a Worsley Works SECR G class. Originally it was built with a UM tender drive and 2mm SA drivers. It was fine in a straight line but those 2mm wheels didn't like curves or points so it was moved to the back of the shed and eventually lost its tender drive. A few years ago I purchased a second etch from Worsley Works but it has stayed in the to do pile ever since as the original was a real bugger to build so I decided to dig them both out and see whether starting from scratch or tinkering with the original would be the easier, I opted for tinkering.
Photos of my original are on the WW website and have nicked one back to show the starting point below as I didn't take any photos before attacking it:


I soaked it in Precision paint stripper which worked well then cleaned it up. I was actually quite surprised how well I'd put it together all those years ago. I've sorted another UM tender drive and currently have the loco sitting on some UM drivers and bogie wheels. I'd planned on more modern drivers with see through spokes but my endless supply of spares is evidently not endless as I'd thought but they'll do for now and the loco runs nicely.
It is going to end up in full Wainwright but beforehand I need to sort the curved smokebox door strapping and some new handrails, lamp brackets etc.


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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #201 on: November 25, 2019, 06:19:36 PM »
I'm intrigued as to why you took the boiler handrail and some of the smaller details off on this one?

Still looks rather nice!

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #202 on: November 25, 2019, 07:13:09 PM »
I'm intrigued as to why you took the boiler handrail and some of the smaller details off on this one?
Simple, when I built it the handrail knobs were twisted wire and the handrail itself was copper wire so had gone out of shape. They'll be replaced by turned knobs and brass wire. Other small bits were damaged so easier to replace than repair.

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #203 on: November 27, 2019, 08:45:56 PM »
Added a few bits and a dusting of primer.

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #204 on: Yesterday at 04:22:09 PM »
After a visit to the paint shop she has now been released in to traffic.

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Re: On my Pre Grouping (Southern) workbench
« Reply #205 on: Yesterday at 04:44:53 PM »
beautiful...

 

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