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Author Topic: Show your Latest GB Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.  (Read 732301 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #840 on: August 22, 2013, 11:21:39 PM »
Th Flatiron and other ABS kits are hard to find because Mr ABS has retired and as far as I know never passed the tools on to anyone else. Great shame really as included some rather nice steam loco kits.


The Flatiron is definitely one I'd like to get my hands on, so it's a real shame it's no longer in production.

Here's the 4-6-2T Prince of Wales from Rails of Sheffield. It's a lovely looking loco, and it works well on a short piece of test track, but I think it needs a proper run in as it was a bit sticky over the Setrack points.







And here's a long-desired LMS 2-8-0 8F that I recently got my hands on, although not the right model to convert into an S&DJR 2-8-0. Never mind. It will certainly do.




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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #841 on: August 23, 2013, 04:24:01 AM »
Nice!
Your photos of the Prince of Wales certainly do it more justice than the photo that Sheffield put on Ebay.  Looks a cracker.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #842 on: August 23, 2013, 11:45:25 AM »
Nice!
Your photos of the Prince of Wales certainly do it more justice than the photo that Sheffield put on Ebay.  Looks a cracker.

Thanks Trev. My camera has a handy macro setting that handles some fantastic close-ups.

The PoW came complete with original box and full assembly instructions, which were great to have. You never know, thanks to this I might even be tempted into kit building my own loco in a couple of years. I love the uniqueness of having a good-looking kit loco (this is my third), although I think this one could do with a few minor cosmetic improvements, like a sprinkling of 'real' coal over the top of the bunker and perhaps a red buffer beam (I need to check on this).

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #843 on: August 23, 2013, 12:44:14 PM »
What other kits have you got Pete?
I'm the same as you about having unique locos. At the moment I've nearly fiinished an old ex L&Y saddle tank kit that I've had for years plus I've got a Flatiron to build. Again, I've had the for years sat in the tool box.

I've got the same 8F as well but although I've not checked, to me, the wheels look too small.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #844 on: August 23, 2013, 05:38:41 PM »
These are the other two, an SR Class Z 0-8-0T and an SR 0-4-0 Side Tank. The latter seems to suffer from wheelspinning and is very lightweight in what it can pull, but I've only been able to give it limited testing on a small oval of track. The Class Z seems to be quite powerful, if a little slow and heavy (not surprising given the 0-8-0 chassis!)

I haven't made any kits at all - I've only just returned to the hobby and won't be able to build a layout until next year. For now I'm hunting for bargain locos and rolling stock, mostly on Fleabay, and sometimes spending too much for a 'bargain'!

I hope to make a start on loco work by upgrading some of their detailing, adding 'real' coal loads, new N Brass bogies for the Merchant Navys, etc, and maybe some renumbering, but again it'll have to wait a while.





If you're building your own loco kits, then there's now a dedicated thread to it. Perhaps you could post some photos of your work there?  ;)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #845 on: August 23, 2013, 06:20:42 PM »
The bottom one is the Peco B4 on the old 0-4-0 chassis. Quite hard to find and the chassis in working order are very hard to find. Wheelspin seems a bit odd - oil perhaps, or if one wheel is stuck could be split gears ?

Nice little loco if a little dimensionally challenged.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #846 on: August 23, 2013, 08:43:06 PM »
The bottom one is the Peco B4 on the old 0-4-0 chassis. Quite hard to find and the chassis in working order are very hard to find. Wheelspin seems a bit odd - oil perhaps, or if one wheel is stuck could be split gears ?

Nice little loco if a little dimensionally challenged.

I must have been quite lucky with that one. I certainly haven't seen any more of them crop up since I got this in April.

I only managed to give it a quick twenty minutes of test-running on an oval of track in mid-June, and I didn't think of (or know to) look out for sticky wheels. I'll bear it in mind when I can get a more permanent test track assembled in October, and if it still wheelspins, you can be sure I'll come back here for help and advice  ;)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #847 on: August 24, 2013, 07:13:51 AM »
Hi,
I mentioned in a previous post the Kirow crane David of bmthtrains 'fame' was about to make available, well:
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inevitably, I just couldn't help myself.
Printed by Shapeways, David has his web shop http://modernimagemodels.co.uk/ with links so they can be ordered directly.
David/MIM will be at TINGS with samples of his wares to tempt  ;)
Downloads from his site offer artwork for printing your own windows and transfers, in his case the Balfour Beatty livery, although being an awkward customer I will try a stab at the Colas livery when I'm able:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8518/8433915662_10e7ac04dc_o.jpg
I'm awaiting the set of runner wagons, which Shapeways robots will, no doubt, get sorted promptly  8)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #848 on: August 24, 2013, 08:57:55 PM »
New arrival on Sheaf! I picked up my new (Third) Dapol Pannier today. This will be re-numbered to 9600 as preserved at Tyseley :D



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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #849 on: August 24, 2013, 09:01:33 PM »
No then ollie , That would not be the panniers that i looked at today would it ?
Unfortunately i have to wait for my loco purchase 2 weeks to T.I.N.G.S :)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #850 on: August 24, 2013, 09:15:21 PM »
No then ollie , That would not be the panniers that i looked at today would it ?
Unfortunately i have to wait for my loco purchase 2 weeks to T.I.N.G.S :)

It certainly is the one you looked at today. Well my London Transport one was looking a bit lonely on my Vintage Trains stock :P

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #851 on: August 25, 2013, 09:08:21 PM »
Ha Ha Ha , I like it but my father wants the BR Black one , Might sneak one on his layout  :D
 

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #852 on: August 26, 2013, 06:02:44 PM »
On Saturday I visited the Skipton show and bought from their club stand a used Poole-made Farish DMU and BR 20T brake van.
The Poole DMU has the rare white plastic gears, supposedly more durable than their black versions more commonly used on their diesels.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #853 on: August 26, 2013, 06:06:22 PM »
Good looking DMU, it looks as if it has been well looked after  :thumbsup:

cheers John.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #854 on: August 27, 2013, 08:44:19 PM »
Just two new ones recently:-

Driver Bob standing with his new charge!




And a Western partially resprayed waiting to enter the paintshop for some lower bogey and buffer beam work.

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