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Having been shamed into action by George T, and his rendition of the Belpaire boilered version of the 2F.

 

 

Here is the latest update on my 3130. As you can see she is now wearing a black coat. I have also started detailing the cab. Now just waiting for the backhead to be finished. I have also applied the transfers, I have based these on a photo of the prototype, which while having cream LMS on the tender has her BR number on the cab sheets, in ex LMS numerals. I still have some detail painting to do, including adding the boiler bands, and to assemble the buffer heads etc. I am hoping that in a day or so it will be varnished.

 

 

The chassis has been running nicely on the test bench, although the pickups still need to be fitted. I have not figured out what to do with these as yet. I did have a lot of trouble with a wobbly wheel. But after the forth time of taking it off I found I was trapping a spacing washer and the wheel was not sitting against the shoulder on the axle.

 

 

Here is an overload of the nearly finished 3130 as number 58240

 

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Hello Peter great job as usual, what pick-ups do you use ?

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I expect I will end up using wipers. I normally form them like a coil spring with two long ends, one wipes the wheel and the other is soldered to some copperclad.

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I have just noticed the LMS looks odd. The right hand side is as per a photo with the LM on the back panel and the S on the front. The left I assumed the LM would be in one panel and the S in the other. I think it should be the L in the front and MS in the rear panel.

 

Has anyone any ideas on the subject??????

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Looks really great, what a lovely looking loco! That inside valve gear looks like it was a labour of love, do the components come as part of the kit or something extra you've added? As to the "LMS" I can only suggest trying to find a prototype picture of the loco viewed from the left. Not much help I know, if its any consideration it looks fine as it is to me!

 

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Looks really great, what a lovely looking loco! That inside valve gear looks like it was a labour of love, do the components come as part of the kit or something extra you've added? As to the "LMS" I can only suggest trying to find a prototype picture of the loco viewed from the left. Not much help I know, if its any consideration it looks fine as it is to me!Dave

Thanks Dave.

The inside valve gear are just some castings I had and wanted to see how they looked. I have another couple of sets to go in locos for me. In particular a LSWR superheated 700 class which has enough room under the boiler to walk through. It is all non working but it fills the hole up. Maybe one day I will do a moving set.

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Superb, Pete. As for the lettering, I don't know about LMS practice, but looking at this I think you may be right about moving the "M": http://warwickshirerailways.com/lms/mrsalt1261.htm

Thanks Mikkel.

I should of looked at more photos before putting them on. Thanks for the photo one of the clearer ones.

Well I managed to remove the transfers, except the glue on the HMRS is good and stayed on the paint. Tried various things to shift it. Unfortunatly the only stuff i found to work removes the paint quicker. So I am going to see if a light rub down a respray will work. Otherwise its a strip and repaint.

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