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Posted 19 July 2011 - 14:01

Having worked out that the front of the tender is completely wrong, I went about adding the 'V' shaped frontage. I think the kit design might be suitable for the tenders with the flared top, but later tenders seem to be similar to the front of the tender on the early V2s. So now I'm just putting together an order to DMR for the remaining components. Maybe I should have bought one of their tenders in the first place!

Scratch brake gear with Griffin stretchers have been added, I'll show a pic of the tender chassis soon...

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 16:49

Hi Tony,

I'm queitly keeping an eye on the K3 which looks fantastic by the way. It's a shame that the tender seems to have carried on in the same vain as the loco !! Will the K3 be ready for Manchester ? Attached is a picture of a DMR tender Ibought to run with a Meadly Models D49, it went together really well and with extra detail could make a nice model. Iwish the same could be said for the loco ! It's now right at the back of the que and I'm hoping MOK introduce a D49 kit so I can keep this one on the difficult draw !

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 07:48

Thanks Mick -

I'm not sure if the K3 will be at Manchester, Heyside and outside jobs are eating up my time. If it rains a lot it might be! I've just finished the JLTRT 4F, which will be there...

Well, you are making progress with the D49, it is a case of how much you replace, I think you should persevere with it! With the K3, I treat every part with suspicion...

Who knows, as soon as the K3 and D49 are finished, a kit could appear, but you can't be sure of that.

Keep up the good work

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 11:57

After being tied up with Fencing work and Heyside for the past few months, now the Manchester show is over it is back to engine building at last.
The K3 is pretty well finished and is now awaiting lining etc, so it is back to the Fairburn. If the K3 was an assisted scratch build, so is the Fairburn chassis. The kit although fits together perfectly as it comes is woefully inaccurate, so after obtaining some Standard tank castings - I have set to modifying them by using Lambo's already partially completed chassis as a guide. It always helps when someone else has done the thinking part of the excercise. So here are some almost ready castings with his chassis in the background. So with any luck we'll have these ready for the next Heyside show at Aylesbury in 2013:-

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 20:50

At last it is finished - apart from testing and fitting the cab interior. It's been a fair trial, with much scratchbuilding and modification of 80000 tank parts. But it actually looks like a Fairburn!

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 05:59

Very nice Tony, I look forward to seeing it after you've painted and lined it. Any photos of the completed K3?

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 12:49

The K3 has now departed for lining now, and I won't see it until March, but here it is, after being sprayed black. I decided in the end my time would be better spent building stuff ( which I enjoy more ) than learning to line out, as my time, like most folks, is pretty limited. Sometimes you just have to be realistic about what can be acheived in the time.


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I'm now on to MMP tank wagons, but there is a well documented build in the gallery on http://www.7mmlocomotives.co.uk/

so I'll just post up when they are built, there are a lot of bits, but the kits fit together beatifully, I'm really enjoying the build.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 15:45

The K3 arrived back after being lined out by Paul Moore and here is a grab shot. I decided my time was better spent building other stuff. He's done a cracking job as usual, but I will be adding a layer of grime as she doesn't look quite right so clean. It's remarkable, when you think an engine is nearly finished how much work there is to complete it to everyday condition.

The tank wagons have been sprayed as it is just about warm enough now in the workshop...

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 12:01

Meanwhile ( in a Clarkson voice ) I have been building the excellent MOK 8F - progress so far.

The cab has more working components than the rest of the loco! Cinder guards, doors and flip up seats!

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 15:02

This kit fits together very well, the few changes I have made are:-
to add Hobby Horse Cinder Guards
Use Griffin boiler band cleats
Drill out the boiler washout plugs and use square n/s bar
Add Warren Shepherd boiler washout plugs.

Next step is to weather the frames before putting the wheels on and assembling the motion.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 19:38

That's a great looking build.

Could it be the best 8F kit ............... in the world!

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 16:45

Now it looks like an 8F - a most enjoyable kit build. This is one of those kits that goes together very well - not without a few things to fiddle with, but excellently designed. It would be interesting to see the revised version. Having the Wild Swan LMS Locomotive Profile was a major aid to construction. My next project will be a 2P and getting information on that will be interesting...

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 18:02

I couldn't resist a face off between Richard Lamberts and my 8Fs, if only I had time to build 2!
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The MOK LMS tender running gear is comprehensive and includes all the water pick gear. It's not the tidiest job I've done, but the real thing must have been covered in crud, so I've not been to meticulous. It's just been washed, so there are water droplets in evidence. There is still some trimming and tidying to do and the cross beams have to come out with th einner chassis, so they are held in place with 14BA screws..
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 18:43

Hello Tony,

Very nice indeed, I am trying to raid the piggy bank at the moment as I have heard there will not be anymore in the pipeline once the 25 in stock have gone :O . And the MOK 8f has always been at the top of my list so I'd better dig deep, by the way will your good self and Richard be attending Reading on Saturday ? or are you just going to bu**er off down the pub like last year :scratchhead: .

ATB,

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 07:06

Hi Martyn -
no won't be at Reading, I'm afraid - heading out to Bavaria this weekend, 1st stop ( well nearly! ) the railway museum at Nordlingen...

If you do get an 8F let me know and I'll drop you some notes on a couiple of things you might want to change..

Cheers

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 15:46

Hi Tony,

Thanks for the offer regarding the info it's most appreicated, it will be a western region version when it does happen :mail: , anyway have a good time on your travels and see you at Telford.

ATB,

Martyn.

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 09:04

Hi
The 8F looks superb, Over on Railnuts which is now on Facebook Fred Lewis has just weathered a pair them. well worth a look.
Martyn will you put the extra pipe work on the smoke box for the WR vacuum?
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Posted 03 June 2012 - 12:27

The MMP tanks make an appearance on Hollowbeck shed at the Guild Halifax show.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 13:19

I haven't been on here for a long time, but the 8F and the super Fairburn did get finished evemtually, and here they are on Heyside:-

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 18:29

The latest project to hit the workbench is a David Andrews 2P. Not without it's minor faults but an enjoyable build. Progress has been good, until someone suggested inside working motion....

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The tender was pretty straight forward.

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And so was the crank axle with careful preparation, the tricky bit is getting the valve gear to work freely. It's not my tidiest work, but it is pretty well unseen, I'm more interested in it functioning to imaprt motion to the visible components.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 20:35

The fairburn and 8F look stunning

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 17:18

At last it is finished - apart from testing and fitting the cab interior. It's been a fair trial, with much scratchbuilding and modification of 80000 tank parts. But it actually looks like a Fairburn!

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That Fairburn looks amazing! Great work

I've got one of those fairburn kits, and conversations with Dikitri a while back about what parts he used for the cylinders/etc. He was still working out the list, but he did tell me he used the Sanspareil trailing bogie kit.

You wouldn't happen to have a list of all the replacement parts you had to buy, would you? I want to do similar work on my fairburn...

Thanx!

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 19:16

Thanks Mike, since upgrading the computer I think I have lost the list, but for starters:-

MOK/Iain Young ( Sans Pareil )
Cylinders, valve chests, motion bracket, reverser bracket, expansion link, combination lever, standard 5 bogie ( shortened )

Laurie Griffin
Crab pony truck, lamp irons, water fillers, sieves, front steps, tank stays, silvertown lubricators, safety valves, sand pipe traps, drain cocks, crosshead/slidebars - mostly from the Ivatt 2

HobbyHorse
Injectors ( I think they are Duchess! )

JLTRT
Buffers

CPL
couplings

Premier
Connecting rods

A lot of the bits were probably modified as the Fairburn is not the same as any other loco...

That all probably comes close to the original cost of the kit!

There is more photos on my Derby Line Thread on Western Thunder.

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Regards

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 14:20

..... the crank axle with careful preparation, the tricky bit is getting the valve gear to work freely. It's not my tidiest work, but it is pretty well unseen, I'm more interested in it functioning to imaprt motion to the visible components.

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What a timely photo! Just completed one for a Finney Collett Goods!

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 11:17

A rainy day on call is always a good opportunity to make progress. I botched the connecting rods by making them to short, so after getting replacements, they ar enow fitted.. Most of the inside motion cannot be seen, but is is nice to see the crossheads working. So todays effort has been those seemingly endless minor tasks to complete a chassis, working motion with no tight spots, pick ups not dragging. Coupling rods prepared. Reverse curve test to get it to this stage:-

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