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81F

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I haven't got round to weathering my standard gauge locos yet but above is Snailbeech & District No 3 from a GEM kit. Probably a little over weathered as I now believe the loco had been out of use for some time when it was photographed.

As the photo was black and white colours were something of a guess but I used weathered black for the base colour with rust, track colour, kakki and brick red for the weathering with the odd streak of pale grey to represent limescale

 

Note the weathered rails kindly done by SWMBO!

Modelling the GWR in the Welsh Borders, and the Glyn Valley Tramway with quite a few bits from elsewhere!

81F

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 Now there are couplings and there are coupling, If you are not going to pull anything backwards you might want to leave the tension lock off and possibly put a representation of the prototypical screw link coupling

Modelling the GWR in the Welsh Borders, and the Glyn Valley Tramway with quite a few bits from elsewhere!

81F

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 I'd love a model of this one

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brill_Tramway#/media/File:Brill_Tramway.JPG

 

formerly of the Wooton Transport

Modelling the GWR in the Welsh Borders, and the Glyn Valley Tramway with quite a few bits from elsewhere!

81F

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@atom3624

Can caps be inserted into the axle holes of the old bogies to permit use of the pointed axle 'modern' wheel sets?

I often come across various sizes of caps on a certain auction site.

 

Al.I'm sure that someone posted about fitting 2mm brass bearings into the open ended axel boxes with reference to other models. The principle should be the same but cannot find the thread
 

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81F

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 A more brutal but simpler upgrade would be to remove the old open axel bogies and rivit and simply plug in a set of Mk1 bogies as fitted to the more recent short clerestories, Railroad Stanniers and other coaches.

 

This would however totally devalue the coach as a collectors item!

 

On the subject of a replica, I wonder how much more it would cost to reproduce the above assuming the tooling still exists. Also I seem to recall all those turned brass table lamps with pink lampshades which were different to the later triang hornby (now railroad) Pullmans.

 

An alternative could be to release one representing the parlour car Mary on the KWVR

Modelling the GWR in the Welsh Borders, and the Glyn Valley Tramway with quite a few bits from elsewhere!

81F

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 Have stopped testing for a while but tried my wrenn 0-6-2 (LMS 2385) but it cuts out before finishing  the second lap. After a while it goes then cuts out the same. I'm wondering if the cheap DCC chip is man enough, would people thik a saphire would be better?

Modelling the GWR in the Welsh Borders, and the Glyn Valley Tramway with quite a few bits from elsewhere!

81F

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 The model is basically a red version of thew GWR Castle that hornby got from DAPOL so any of the parts listed for a Green castle will do (if you hadn't worked that out already.

 

I would also add that you were not the only one not to take too much care over yours and certainly not the worse! you might like to get a wreck from eBay as long as the bits you need are there.

 

The only thing to watch is why are you missing the buffer head. If they are taken out too many times the hole at the back of the buffer beam becomes enlarged and they wont stay in

Modelling the GWR in the Welsh Borders, and the Glyn Valley Tramway with quite a few bits from elsewhere!

81F

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@The son of Triangman

For others here if they are thinking of doing the same with a Hornby Black Great Western pannier. The Hornby vetsion is a collectors item and they are relatively rare. You will devalue it if you renumber it. It might be easier to purchase a bog standard green example and respray it.

 

As for your Hattons loco, as it is a BR example go for it 

Oh dear I spilt some gle on one of mine so they are a little rarer! I did obtain a spare body in black but fitted that to a newer chassis that was easier to fit with DCC. The chassis from the original is safe somewhere so I could covert it back but it is in a box with other seemingly identical 0-6-0 chassis!

 

To help me ID it can someone tell me the worm colour and main cog. I think it is one of the X0 something motor driving the front wheels with slightly smaller flanged centre drivers with black wheels and one piece con-rods so that narrows things down a bit.

Modelling the GWR in the Welsh Borders, and the Glyn Valley Tramway with quite a few bits from elsewhere!

81F

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 @ JeremiahBunyan              

Thanks for getting back to me -  and i thought postage to the UK was steep!

Modelling the GWR in the Welsh Borders, and the Glyn Valley Tramway with quite a few bits from elsewhere!

81F

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 I've given up with the pancake motor in my 94XX and have ordered a conversion kit to fit a CD drive type motor.

 

However, the video that convinced me to do this mentioned that where the gears were held on by bolts it was important not to tighten the bolts to much as this could make the mechanism stiff. Sadly I am not familiar with the Westerns motor but it's just another thing to check for

Modelling the GWR in the Welsh Borders, and the Glyn Valley Tramway with quite a few bits from elsewhere!

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