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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.  (Read 580883 times)

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Offline Jerry Howlett

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4470 on: November 15, 2018, 03:07:44 PM »
 :laughabovepost: :D  Love em. 
Some days its just not worth gnawing through the straps.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4471 on: November 15, 2018, 03:22:26 PM »
Model railways should be about fun and enjoying yourself and I think every layout should have at least one element of silliness about it. Here's my contribution.



Completed about 20 minutes ago.

Nothing silly about Hobgoblin - seriously good ales. :beers: Mind you after a few I can get a bit silly. :D

Nice modelling Vigo. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4472 on: November 15, 2018, 03:36:25 PM »
Dapol ND-087C Cross Country Extra Car, a good as new bargain from eBay.


I dithered over buying one for too long when they were first released. All sold-out by the time I decided I wanted one. So now the Virgin liveried one I bought new intending to repaint, can go for sale to offset the modest amount I paid for this.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4473 on: November 20, 2018, 08:22:21 PM »
Just got a Farish Class 40, couldn't resist. Used to see these thundering around Manchester when I was a youngster :)




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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4474 on: November 20, 2018, 09:41:51 PM »
aaahh 40s used to love seeing them, huge brutes

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4475 on: December 02, 2018, 01:01:36 AM »
Well I am happy that my parcel from Colin at Union Mills arrived last week, in it were City of Truro and a Dukedog, these go nicely with the Dean Goods.
Quickly posed the 3 together on the viaduct outside Truro.
I have started to paint the overly bright rods, wheels and buffers, first coat just to dull it down.
I think they will look good with some extra detailing, and a bit of weathering.

All have been fitted with wired DCC chips, this required a bit of Dremel work inside the tender, about 3mm removed
I fitted 2 with the NCE Z14SR chips and a Digitraz DZ126 in the other, that what i had spare.
The Z14SR is slightly bigger. The DCC black power wire replaces the thick wire that is originally fitted between tender and loco.



I did all the milling in a bin to contain the swarf, otherwise its a quick death for pcb's and motors!
They all got thoroughly cleaned before assembly and testing.



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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4476 on: December 02, 2018, 08:46:36 AM »
Well I am happy that my parcel from Colin at Union Mills arrived last week, in it were City of Truro and a Dukedog, these go nicely with the Dean Goods.
Quickly posed the 3 together on the viaduct outside Truro.
I have started to paint the overly bright rods, wheels and buffers, first coat just to dull it down.
I think they will look good with some extra detailing, and a bit of weathering.

All have been fitted with wired DCC chips, this required a bit of Dremel work inside the tender, about 3mm removed
I fitted 2 with the NCE Z14SR chips and a Digitraz DZ126 in the other, that what i had spare.
The Z14SR is slightly bigger. The DCC black power wire replaces the thick wire that is originally fitted between tender and loco.



I did all the milling in a bin to contain the swarf, otherwise its a quick death for pcb's and motors!
They all got thoroughly cleaned before assembly and testing.




I'm impressed you found a bit hard enough to mill out the inside of the tender.  When I tried I wore away all the bits I had available (three) and made almost no impression on the inside of the tender.  I resorted to putting decoders in the cabs and using storm sheets to hide them - easier when the NER gave their enginemen decent cabs to start with...

Les

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4477 on: December 02, 2018, 09:23:37 PM »
A couple of HEAs have arrived to form the basis of a model of the Didcot - Chessington CCD coal train. But they're are disappointingly crude models - which I sort of knew, but I'm not sure that (m)any more will be joining this experiment.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4478 on: December 03, 2018, 03:28:22 PM »
The coaches aren't new purchases, but the storage is - I got tired of those bulky Dapol cases, especially the ones with the tight dense yellow inserts, and came across a MicroAce and a Kato 10-coach bookcase, which are just the thing.



The original boxes will go into the loft.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4479 on: December 03, 2018, 08:32:43 PM »
A few new purchases to get through in one post here.

First we have the Graham Farish Class 66 in EWS livery 66111 brand new purchase from TrackShack


Next is the two 16ft whiskey grain wagon kits by Peco, ready to be painted


The final purchase only arrived today whilst I was at work, the Dapol bookset of the LNER apple green flying scotsman 4472 with 4 light bar fitted greasley teak coaches.




The scotsman is my second one, I have an older poole era farish version too.
The dapol one cost me a pretty penny (£199) but even second hand I do not mind paying that as I just addore the scotsman.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4480 on: December 03, 2018, 10:10:52 PM »
So I bought this from the Revolution stand at Warley:



and I've just put it on the track.

Can anyone tell me why the lights only work in one direction? I only bought it as a gesture of support, it's out of my period, so it'll see very little use. But it's going to niggle if I don't get it sorted.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4481 on: December 03, 2018, 10:20:41 PM »
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Can anyone tell me why the lights only work in one direction? I only bought it as a gesture of support, it's out of my period, so it'll see very little use. But it's going to niggle if I don't get it sorted.

None of mine have suffered this fault (yet?) Tony. But it does crop up on here from time to time. So I doubt you'll have to wait long for help. :beers:
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4482 on: December 03, 2018, 10:23:20 PM »
Ah, well, to answer my own question: because the wiring is broken:



Can't say I'm very impressed.
Tony

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4483 on: December 03, 2018, 10:34:51 PM »

Hello Yet Another,

The model should be covered by the warranty, and I am sure Dapol will sort it out for you if you contact them.

Alternatively, please PM me if you want to return the model for a refund.   We can't replace it as we don't have any more.

Cheers

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4484 on: December 03, 2018, 10:35:19 PM »
A Friday afternoon special to rank with the worst of 'em. Though a disappointment, it should be is straightforward getting it replaced.
« Last Edit: December 03, 2018, 10:40:59 PM by RailGooner, Reason: ITALICS after seeing Reply #4483 :-) »
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