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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #225 on: September 20, 2017, 01:51:12 PM »
Im going to start the society for the protection of Black 5s

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #226 on: September 20, 2017, 02:21:55 PM »
Im going to start the society for the protection of Black 5s

I don't know why, I've not used any a donors... YET!!!!  >:D >:D >:D >:D :P :P :P :P

Besides there are plenty of preserved examples...
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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #227 on: September 20, 2017, 05:08:56 PM »
The 10xx County is the Hawksworth 4-6-0. as for a chassis, I have thought about a Farish King or Castle chassis with Hall cylinders (can't use a Dapol Hall as the tender needs a different frame as well as body) I am not yet in yours or Dr Al's league when it comes to cutting chassis about.

Farish Black Five chassis perhaps?

I will have to do some measuring, how about a Peco Jubilee? the tender drive would only need a new body, and I have one that was part of a rather unconvincing conversion kit to turn it into a county (I can hear Paul gnashing his teeth from here!)

Regards,

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #228 on: September 20, 2017, 06:18:53 PM »
Im going to start the society for the protection of Black 5s

I don't know why, I've not used any a donors... YET!!!!  >:D >:D >:D >:D :P :P :P :P

Besides there are plenty of preserved examples...

EVIL EVIL MAN

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #229 on: September 20, 2017, 06:19:41 PM »
The 10xx County is the Hawksworth 4-6-0. as for a chassis, I have thought about a Farish King or Castle chassis with Hall cylinders (can't use a Dapol Hall as the tender needs a different frame as well as body) I am not yet in yours or Dr Al's league when it comes to cutting chassis about.

Farish Black Five chassis perhaps?

I will have to do some measuring, how about a Peco Jubilee? the tender drive would only need a new body, and I have one that was part of a rather unconvincing conversion kit to turn it into a county (I can hear Paul gnashing his teeth from here!)

Regards,

Alex

oh the inhumanity of it all

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #230 on: September 20, 2017, 06:19:57 PM »
I will have to do some measuring, how about a Peco Jubilee? the tender drive would only need a new body, and I have one that was part of a rather unconvincing conversion kit to turn it into a county (I can hear Paul gnashing his teeth from here!)

I was thinking of the new Black Five for it's 6 foot drivers (closer to the County's 6'2) and slightly lower motor - and the fact that I have two to play with (sorry Paul) while I only have a few bits and pieces of Peco Jubilees and no tenders).

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #231 on: September 20, 2017, 06:20:36 PM »
EVIL EVIL MAN

I'm not evil, just acting for the greater good!  :angel:

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #232 on: September 20, 2017, 06:21:23 PM »
EVIL EVIL MAN

I'm not evil, just acting for the greater good!  :angel:

How can you sleep at night

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #233 on: September 20, 2017, 06:23:59 PM »
How can you sleep at night

I lie down, close my eyes and let my clear conscience carry me off to the land of nod...

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #234 on: September 20, 2017, 06:30:25 PM »
How can you sleep at night

I lie down, close my eyes and let my clear conscience carry me off to the land of nod...

That must be why I can't sleep, what's a conscience?

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #235 on: September 20, 2017, 07:08:57 PM »
what's a conscience?

This explains soooooooooo much! :laughabovepost: :laughabovepost: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:

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« Reply #236 on: September 20, 2017, 09:40:41 PM »

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #237 on: September 27, 2017, 06:48:41 PM »
Just a quick update showing the latest progress on Humorist's repaint from Gladiateur in BR green...


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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #238 on: September 27, 2017, 07:18:44 PM »
Just a quick update showing the latest progress on Humorist's repaint from Gladiateur in BR green...



It looks very smart

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Re: My new locomotive works...
« Reply #239 on: September 28, 2017, 07:58:45 PM »
It looks very smart


Thanks Paul!  :D

A tiny bit more progress on the BR D49 - I really need to get this one finished!



I spent quite a bit of time today tinkering with Yorkshire to improve pickup. I originally thought that there was something catching causing poor low speed running, then I noticed that I needed to file a little more from the top of the bogie as it was lifting the front driving wheels! I've also pushed the brass pick up frames in the tender a little closer together to get a more positive electrical contact. Not quite perfect yet but it's a massive improvement!  :D


 

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