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Another repair triumph, Mick. Well done!
 
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Another repair triumph, Mick. Well done!
Fingers crossed!

Well, I nearly completed another little project yesterday. This was the previously repaired blue Big Hauler. I had bought it because I wanted a B&O Royal Blue - I had bid on it but was (apparently) "sniped" at the last few seconds. So I thought I'd give it an I.D. change - courtesy of Matt Vinyl.

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The above was printed on glossy photopaper just to see if it would look OK. It took me ages to find the right typeface although I couldn't find the correct one for the serrifs on the B&O. The Royal Blue Line is Vivaldi.

As purchased and repaired .......

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...... and as it is now.....

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The rivetts on the tender do stick out quite a lot but I didn't want to overdo things in case I got a loco in the correct (as in Bachmann's correct) livery. The rear of the tender needs a sticker and the 833 on the light needs altering to 1332 (Correction pen and water based black ink fine pen).

So I ran it around a few times before putting it away for the winter! ....

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Plenty of other projects to complete as long as it doesn't get too cold in the shed.
 
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Fingers crossed!

Well, I nearly completed another little project yesterday. This was the previously repaired blue Big Hauler. I had bought it because I wanted a B&O Royal Blue - I had bid on it but was (apparently) "sniped" at the last few seconds. So I thought I'd give it an I.D. change - courtesy of Matt Vinyl.

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The above was printed on glossy photopaper just to see if it would look OK. It took me ages to find the right typeface although I couldn't find the correct one for the serrifs on the B&O. The Royal Blue Line is Vivaldi.

As purchased and repaired .......

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...... and as it is now.....

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The rivetts on the tender do stick out quite a lot but I didn't want to overdo things in case I got a loco in the correct (as in Bachmann's correct) livery. The rear of the tender needs a sticker and the 833 on the light needs altering to 1332 (Correction pen and water based black ink fine pen).

So I ran it around a few times before putting it away for the winter! ....

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Plenty of other projects to complete as long as it doesn't get too cold in the shed.
A nice way to end the running season, Mick. You've made a very neat job there.
 
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Fingers crossed!

Well, I nearly completed another little project yesterday. This was the previously repaired blue Big Hauler. I had bought it because I wanted a B&O Royal Blue - I had bid on it but was (apparently) "sniped" at the last few seconds. So I thought I'd give it an I.D. change - courtesy of Matt Vinyl.

View attachment 244978

The above was printed on glossy photopaper just to see if it would look OK. It took me ages to find the right typeface although I couldn't find the correct one for the serrifs on the B&O. The Royal Blue Line is Vivaldi.

As purchased and repaired .......

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...... and as it is now.....

View attachment 244981

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The rivetts on the tender do stick out quite a lot but I didn't want to overdo things in case I got a loco in the correct (as in Bachmann's correct) livery. The rear of the tender needs a sticker and the 833 on the light needs altering to 1332 (Correction pen and water based black ink fine pen).

So I ran it around a few times before putting it away for the winter! ....

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Plenty of other projects to complete as long as it doesn't get too cold in the shed.

Mick, if I could have found my J&Ss in that livery I wouldn't have bothered painting them all!!! Stilll like mine with the white roofs though.
 
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So, having waited (and waited) for days to test it out I finally got the Round Tu-it today! No problems - wheels stayed in place whilst I ran a few trips around....

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I had looked at taking a front wheelset from a spare chassis. I did take it out but there were major differences - for one thing it was a solid axle with insulated wheel centres and it had no bearings! The axle just ran in the plastic! If the present repair fails then I will saw off the stub axles and bore out the wheel centres and make a solid axle to suit the brass bearings!

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Well, all I can say is that, it did fail when I ran it yesterday!:banghead: So, it's back to the drawing board!
 
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So, to continue the story of failure! The first pic shows how things ended up last November .....

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(The other side was OK but, of course, it was this side letting the side down!)

So having stripped it down again, I decided to consign the whole chassis to the spares bin (or box in this case). I had some green ETWNC BH/Annies - why not just attach the Southern tender to one of these? So I did. T'only trouble that was niggling me was the different shades of green (no, not the forty shades). So, the incongruity of such a mismatch annoyed me. One ETWNC loco was going to donate a chassis!

It took a couple of hours stripping down another loco, fitting and wiring up. Whilst the original BH chassis on the Southern had outside valve gear, the ETWNC one did not. In fact, the latter had quite an early one.

Anyway, a bench test, then a quick run round outside in the drizzle - a couple of pics.....

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So who's to know that it didn't come like this originally? Oops! I've spilt the beans!

So I need to paint the top of the valve chests black and a few other areas in the same colour and that will do me. Life's too short. Need to make a new hooter/whistle as the original seems to have left home:banghead:.

So my testing of motive power for the new season is currently completed. Now I need to check the rolling stock!
 
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Nice job, Mick and a loco you can describe on eBay as "Rare" and be telling the truth.
 
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A lesson in perseverance, Mick, from which I must learn. I'm afraid that I would have reached the "Oh, stuff it!" stage before now.
A very satisfying outcome, and I notice that you had no furry company in the drizzle...
 
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Nice work Mick.

An idea, you may wish to add a pair of simple valve rods as used on the smaller mining Mogul. A lengh of stiff L shaped wire should suffice with the long end in the valve chest and the short entering the top of the frames just ahead or astern of the front drivers.
 
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