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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.  (Read 634193 times)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #1290 on: January 20, 2014, 08:08:07 PM »
Two Dapol Gresley teak carriages arrived in the post today, a BCK and TK.
They join my Dapol buffet car and two Minitrix corridor thirds with spindly truss rods to form a short set of Gresley corridor teak carriages, all based on preserved examples, but currently in varying states of repair.
This is my set if all of them were restored to their original condition, described from top to bottom (none of them have been re-numbered):



TK 1002 (SRPS, Bo'ness) (Minitrix)
TK 3291 (NYMR) (Minitrix)
Buffet car 641 (NYMR) (Dapol)
TK 23896 (NYMR) (Dapol)
BCK 24068 (Severn Valley) (Dapol)


where did you get the minitrix ones? i have the brake end one but i want a rake of the other ones to go with it.

iv got 9 dapol ones though for now :P
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #1291 on: January 20, 2014, 08:23:32 PM »

iv got 9 dapol ones though for now :P

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #1292 on: January 20, 2014, 08:25:32 PM »

iv got 9 dapol ones though for now :P

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haha unfortunatly iv got a problem with the NEM pocket on some of them so i have to try sort that out otherwise they keep uncoupling themselves, they all seem to be different heights, the three new ones are fine but these others, no idea

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #1293 on: January 20, 2014, 09:05:06 PM »
Portland-Docks,

The Minitrix ones I've owned for years, they turn up from time to time on auction sites.

None of the BCKs (three 3rd class and two 1st class compartments) they modelled survive in preservation.
However there's a BCK originally built with two first and two third class compartments under cover on the NYMR converted as a breakdown carriage
http://www.cs.vintagecarriagestrust.org/se/CarriageInfo.asp?Ref=988
which could be converted from the Minitrix version.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #1294 on: January 20, 2014, 09:07:42 PM »
I had a problem with some of my Dapol Gresley stock randomly uncoupling.  My solution was to swap Rapido couplings for the dummy knuckle type.  But it would be better if Dapol could stop making droopy couplings...

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #1295 on: January 20, 2014, 09:10:26 PM »
the only way i can solve it at the moment is buy glueing two couplers together then putting them in the pockets, but all it means is the train can only more or less go on straightish track as soon as it tries curving anything like two sets of points (NYMR style) they derail so iv got to try keep them on one loop, akward buggers!
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #1296 on: January 23, 2014, 04:51:52 PM »


I would rather have had one in RFD or Intercity, but it'll do

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #1297 on: January 23, 2014, 05:52:43 PM »
Just nabbed myself a nice second-hand bargain (26, so it really was a bargain). Another Fowler 4F for my collection, although this one will (hopefully) be re-lettered and renumbered as an S&DJR loco:



After a wheel clean, a bit of oil on the cogs, and an hour's running-in, it's going nicely. It needs tender pick-ups, though. A job for another day (once I've learnt how to do it!).

The only little problem is that it's missing the rear coupling. Before I open up the tender chassis to check, does anyone know off the top of their heads which version of Rapido I need for this? :hmmm:

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #1298 on: January 23, 2014, 05:54:26 PM »
it will be a spring coupler :)
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #1299 on: January 23, 2014, 06:16:20 PM »
Very nice looking engine Pete. I have a set of tender picks if you want them. They're for a 4F as I bought two sets. PM me your address and I'll post them out to you.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #1300 on: January 23, 2014, 06:51:46 PM »
i will probably need to do that to mine at some point, but i thought i would hold out for bachmanns new one...
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #1301 on: January 23, 2014, 08:01:02 PM »
it will be a spring coupler :)

Thanks. I'll add that to my long 'parts' list. :)

Very nice looking engine Pete. I have a set of tender picks if you want them. They're for a 4F as I bought two sets. PM me your address and I'll post them out to you.

Alex  :wave:

Thanks Alex. Done :)

i will probably need to do that to mine at some point, but i thought i would hold out for bachmanns new one...

I seem to be collecting 4Fs, so in time I hope to have the new one alongside my old faithfuls. I'm even hanging onto a Lima version just in case I can use the chassis for a kit version.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #1302 on: January 23, 2014, 08:34:09 PM »
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #1303 on: January 23, 2014, 08:49:14 PM »

iv got 9 dapol ones though for now :P

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That's a nice looking rake of coaches.

I have a rake of maroon Minitrix Gresleys myself, they really are lovely models and were so far ahead of anything else when by Minitrix introduced them in the late 80s.

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #1304 on: January 23, 2014, 08:52:15 PM »
the minitrix gresleys are a stunning set.

i know they arent accurate to what railways have now but im trying to use the dapol ones as a NYMR teak set and i want to use minitrix as a SVR teak set...but like i said SVR are trailing a long way as i only have a break end...oh well if i get an N2 at least it can do a shuttle with 2 dapol teaks included lol
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