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 Posted: Sat May 21st, 2011 02:57 am
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The new axles arrived from Markits last night so i could make a start on the chassis.

The chassis is a solid block and the motor ECM? After fitting the coupling rods I could see why this model was given up on. The tolerances were too tight and it kept locking up. After a lot of finessing this now runs fine, picture below shows  running on the bench





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Front bogie was damaged and needed dismantling/rebuilding - final pic shows mock up of footplate with chassis/front bogie














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Darren,
          Quite apart from your excellent loco building skills,I really do have to admire your tenacity and 'never say die attitude' that you're showing with this rescue job.You will have a superb loco to be proud of as a reward for all your efforts though!
          Fascinating to follow your journey.
Cheers,John.B.:thumbs

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A "before" and "after" on the fittings to the boiler backplate









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Some people just shouldn't be allowed to buy train kits.....I do admire this silk purse rising out of the original sow's ear  :thumbs


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After a lot of fettling (even after scrubbing and cleaning with fibreglass brush there were still stubborn traces of thin skins of epoxy that needed to removed with care with a scalpel blade) i have managed to put the basic cab superstructure together with solder












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Completed soldering boiler to cab superstructure and patched up holes where the previous builder hacked too much from the boiler.

Picture shows temporary fitup to footplate, smokebox door and chassis.





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It's quite amazing watching this transformation Darren.

You must have a huge amount of patience but the end result will be spectacular.  Even now, looking at the first shots and now this latest one, you've done a massive amount of work and to a very high standard.

Now - about my Ivatt Class 2 ............................:roll::roll::roll:



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Petermac thanks for the encouragement. Unfortunately the day job keeps me away from this activity far too much. I find it very therapeutic and it is very nice to do something to suit my timeline and no-one elses for a change!



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Darren,

Was any member of this class named 'Phoenix'?  If so, this one seems to deserve it! :thumbs


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dooferdog wrote: Darren,

Was any member of this class named 'Phoenix'?  If so, this one seems to deserve it! :thumbs


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Darren,
It continues to look very very promising indeed!! I really am impatient to see how this loco will turn out.Its a bit like tuning in regularly to a favourite TV programme.......mouthwatering stuff mate!
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Finished soldering the chassis underside and a number of attachments






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Have been travelling far too much of late and no time for railway models, but at long last this weekend managed to steal some time to do the following

1. Install handrails

2. Install whistle and injector steam pipes

3. Reposition dome and blende in further

4. Complete smokebox door hinge

5. Bored out the internal of the chimney

(and repaired the steps three times after bending them/knocking them off (and thats using a foam cradle!)

 



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She's looking beautiful.How lucky that loco is that you came along and rescued her!!
I'm torn between wanting to see her finished and hoping that the thread won't end.It's all very,very inspiring.I've got an ex-Midland 3F kit in OO gauge to tackle "one day",and your adventures in kitbuilding are making me want to get started....even though I've got no other OO stuff!

Cheers,John.B.:thumbs

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georgejacksongenius wrote: She's looking beautiful.How lucky that loco is that you came along and rescued her!!
I'm torn between wanting to see her finished and hoping that the thread won't end.It's all very,very inspiring.I've got an ex-Midland 3F kit in OO gauge to tackle "one day",and your adventures in kitbuilding are making me want to get started....even though I've got no other OO stuff!

Cheers,John.B.:thumbs


John, this kit building thing is a bit, er, like looking at a film starlet and thinking, 'Phwoar...I couldn' half.....' etc etc!

As an 'OO' modeller, I'd love to do an 7mm open PO wagon but like SWMBO says when I look at some younger bit of stuff on the television and make some [in]appropriate remark 'If you caught up with her, you'll not know what to do with her!'

In 7mm I'm more confident I could manage all the 'gubbins' underneath.......Thinking on, a few 7mm PO wagons in a nice case on the wall would make a nice decorative touch......


"Shelagh, I've had a thrilling idea!" "No! It doesn't include Kylie Minogue......."


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Not been on for a while. I have been getting the pickups set-up over the weekend. Motor is running sweetly. A lot of carving of innards from the body to get final clearances. Need to cut the overlength from the pickups. I need to reinstall the back step after breaking it of again..


I have also rebuilt the coal rails and installed all handrails.












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Lovely.
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That pickup wire looks pretty hefty Darren - or is it just the photo that makes it look like that ?

It really is looking the business and I take my hat off to you for having such patience and perseverance. :cheers:cheers

It will all pay off in the end.



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