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Colas locomotive 37099 named ‘Merl Evans 1947 – 2016’





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#151 pheaton

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 21:08

whilst i don't know what work was done to it after it left the gwr.....i had to keep both compressors running last time i drove it on the gwr just to keep the air up on it, and it did have a number of wiring issues....it was in the condition expected of a non refurbished 37.....37s have been withdrawn with less but reinstated with more issues..

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 21:27

I had no issues with it the few times I've driven it other than there was an air leak from the compressor end of the loco, almost as if the safety valve was blowing off but the compressor wasn't running continually and was kicking in and out fine, persevered with it for the start of the evening as I couldn't see anything abvious and once I changed ends early in the job I was DBSO leading the rest of the night

Turned out it was just the small air pipe to the rear of the wiper on the 2nd mans side had blown off so was venting to atmosphere, small enough not to lose a significant amount of air but enough to be bl**dy annoying for the short time I was in the cab!
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#153 159220

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 10:43


I'm worried they'll have excess locos and just won't bother

 

37099 will be back, soon! Well before the Bachmann model. 


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Posted 10 November 2017 - 18:51

Livery sample now on the Bachmann site: http://www.bachmann....ails.php?id=486

 

Very nice indeed! EDIT: Initially the head codes were fully black, but what I like about Bachmann is details matter to their core. The image has already been corrected, showing righted surrounds.

 

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#155 Shoey

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 21:26

Livery sample now on the Bachmann site: http://www.bachmann....ails.php?id=486
 
Very nice indeed! (just needs yellow around the black boxes)
 
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Really do like the livery on this loco. Can't wait to receive the model now.

#156 JCClark

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:13

Good morning everyone

The Colas livery really suits the class 37 and thought I would post a couple of photographs of 37099 that I have re-sprayed myself.

The donor loco was a very cheap purchase on Ebay (£52.00) for City of Worcester which I fully stripped and modified the ends to match the noses on Merl. The plates are from Shawplan and the decals from Railtec, which are superb.

I posted photos on this website under layouts, mine being Parkway along with several other re-sprays I have completed.

 

Regards

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#157 big jim

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:38

Very nice indeed, just needs a ‘mini me’ from modelu in the drivers seat to complete it

I’m looking forward to getting the proper release one when it comes out, hopefully the rear merl should be back out soon too
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Posted 13 November 2017 - 11:11

Good morning everyone

The Colas livery really suits the class 37 and thought I would post a couple of photographs of 37099 that I have re-sprayed myself.

The donor loco was a very cheap purchase on Ebay (£52.00) for City of Worcester which I fully stripped and modified the ends to match the noses on Merl. The plates are from Shawplan and the decals from Railtec, which are superb.

I posted photos on this website under layouts, mine being Parkway along with several other re-sprays I have completed.

 

Regards

John

 

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Great re-paint - looks very good indeed - especially the repositioned and also working headlights  :good:


Edited by tractor_37260, 13 November 2017 - 12:06 .

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#159 tractor_37260

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 12:06

Livery sample now on the Bachmann site: http://www.bachmann....ails.php?id=486

 

Very nice indeed! (just needs yellow around the black boxes)

 

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Oh dear - just how did Bachmann manage to get the headcode boxes wrong ?  who signed that off for production ? 



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 12:25

It does say livery sample, so hopefully Bachmann will have picked up the errors and the production model will be correct.



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 16:14

So the images have either been edited or replaced and they now have the correct amount of black on the headcode boxes.

 

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 18:12

It does say livery sample, so hopefully Bachmann will have picked up the errors and the production model will be correct.

 

Yes it does indeed - missed that.....doh.................revised image above looks much better............... 



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:22

So the images have either been edited or replaced and they now have the correct amount of black on the headcode boxes.

 

attachicon.gif37099.jpg

 

 

I noticed this, this morning before coming to RMWeb. This is my core admiration for Bachmann, the details matter! 


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 21:02

Noticed this on a well known railway forum the other day.

 

37 099 is going to receive an overhauled power unit ex 37 045 done in house very soon,the pu is in the workshop once twin tanks and new wheelset is fitted it will be fitted.

 

Cheers,

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#165 big jim

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 21:08

Yeah, our merl should be back out and about early in the new year hopefully
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#166 martinC37LG

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 16:51

Along with your other two new toys Jim!

Can't wait to see 521 in its new coat of colours. Another new bodyshell opportunity for the COLAS collectors!!


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 17:29

Noticed this on a well known railway forum the other day.

 

37 099 is going to receive an overhauled power unit ex 37 045 done in house very soon,the pu is in the workshop once twin tanks and new wheelset is fitted it will be fitted.

 

Cheers,

Mick

No surprise re converting it to twin tank, I doubt Colas have much use for steam heat. I wonder if the boiler will be coming out as well?



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Posted 08 December 2017 - 22:13

Along with your other two new toys Jim!

Can't wait to see 521 in its new coat of colours. Another new bodyshell opportunity for the COLAS collectors!!

 

Hmmm I see on another forum that Colas have allegedly sold their 3 47's to GBRF . . . . These extra 37's to bridge the gap?!?!



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Posted 08 December 2017 - 23:59

37418 and 521 are going into colas livery according to usually reliable sources

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 00:08

Look what happens when I have a week off!

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 15:32

Look what happens when I have a week off!


Lots of modelling I hope ;-)

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 16:59

I noticed this, this morning before coming to RMWeb. This is my core admiration for Bachmann, the details matter! 

:jester: :jester: :jester:

 

You crack me up....



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Posted 11 December 2017 - 19:50

No surprise re converting it to twin tank, I doubt Colas have much use for steam heat. I wonder if the boiler will be coming out as well?


The boiler....although complete and operational was never certified for use, but removing it requires installation of "the dance floor" to make up for the missing weight, likely they will leave it in situ as it's not a trivial job.... If the coil is still ok, and they can stand up to a lot of abuse its worth quite a tidy sum the boiler....the boiler reinstated in 37248 recently was in a far more demic condition having stood on the floor out of a loco for over 10 years although it's got modern control systems it's fundamentally exactly the same boiler.

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 01:01

Thanks to wnxxforum. From Harry Needle:

 

its got a new engine and subject to final connection and static test procedures it will enter the world of IM sometime in January.

 

Cheers,

Mick


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Posted 01 January 2018 - 19:22

Thanks to wnxxforum. From Harry Needle:

 

its got a new engine and subject to final connection and static test procedures it will enter the world of IM sometime in January.

 

Cheers,

Mick

 

37045s engine in it I believe?