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#1 Downendian

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 21:44

Evening folks
Having recently obtained a pair (Swindon and NBL variants) of Shawplan etches, I unpacked them last night to start work on my NBL 43 project.
The Shawplan blog site has pics of the 43 etch fitted- but has anyone given this a go yet, and has any handy hints?

My NBL pack has the etch for the roof walkway frames but no mesh which is present on the 42, whereas the image on the blog has mesh for the 43 etch. Am I missing a piece from mine? Before I drop Brian a line any info gratefully received.

I've spent years searching for a decent shot of the roof of a 43, and was interested to hear that D832 has always been fitted with NBL-style fans, so a visit to Bury or some detail photos of her should be helpful.

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 22:21

Evening folks
Having recently obtained a pair (Swindon and NBL variants) of Shawplan etches, I unpacked them last night to start work on my NBL 43 project.
The Shawplan blog site has pics of the 43 etch fitted- but has anyone given this a go yet, and has any handy hints?

My NBL pack has the etch for the roof walkway frames but no mesh which is present on the 42, whereas the image on the blog has mesh for the 43 etch. Am I missing a piece from mine? Before I drop Brian a line any info gratefully received.

I've spent years searching for a decent shot of the roof of a 43, and was interested to hear that D832 has always been fitted with NBL-style fans, so a visit to Bury or some detail photos of her should be helpful.

Neil


Hi Neil,

The NBL Warship fan grilles are quite a bit different to the Swindon built examples.. here is a pic of D832 at Bury..

D832_fan_grille.jpg

You will notice the main circular mesh is the same but fitted on top of the frame whereas the Swindon version is underneath (flush with the roof), and that the diamond pattern mesh is only fitted at each end of the walkway as opposed to the full length version fitted inside the tray that covers the circular mesh as here:

SVR-250709-014.jpg

You should have these small pieces of mesh in the pack.. if not, let me know and I'll send you some!.. ;)

Hope this helps!

Cheers
Brian
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#3 Geoff Endacott

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 22:44

...a visit to Bury or some detail photos of her should be helpful.

A visit to Bury would not be very helpful. D832 is now undergoing a repaint at Williton on the West Somerset Railway.

Geoff Endacott

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 07:58

Thanks Brian - extremely helpful shots there - yes I don't have the mesh in the 43 pack, I'll drop you a line separately.

Geoff- thanks!! - Ignored my number 1 RMweb rule think/research before posting! D832A bit closer to home then.

Neil

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 08:28

D832 is now undergoing a repaint at Williton on the West Somerset Railway.


If anyone wants detail shots let me know what you need and I'll see what I can arrange - I know someone who volunteers as a diesel fitter/driver at the WSR ;)

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 07:37

Just a quick update:

my contact has confirmed that when he goes down there next (could be a couple of weeks) he'll take any photos required, inside, outside, wherever.

A donation towards the cost of the paint for D832 would be in order though ;)

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 11:39

Do you know what colour they are painting it? I thought it looked quite nice in its battleship grey undercoat.

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 09:14

D832 will be Green with small yellow pannels

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 23:05

its a good job i have looked up this finding that 832 had nbl walkways as i have both 832 and 821 and had ordered both swindon types.whoops.
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