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kingfisher24

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    longniddry, east lothian.
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    walking, going on long road trips with my beautiful other half, snooker, model warships, gardening.

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  1. Well that’s my c16 mostly complete and test run at my local club tonight, some adjustment needed with the coupling rods binding slightly but that was due to using finer Hornby hex nuts on the older Hornby county con rods. Some filing and cleaning up alter and problem solved.
  2. That’s my c16 almost there now, just needing brake and a full coat of primer to check for and lumps and bumps before painting etc
  3. A lot more progress on my m7 to c16 conversion, the loco is now looking more complete, tonight I added all the plumbing, lubricator and handrails, Washinhoos pump and tacked on the cab roof, this being temporary as I intend to add a back head and cab floor etc. Also swapped the Adams radial long bogie for a slightly shorter patriot bogie and fitted false frames to get rid of the daylight between the running plate and bogie Just awaiting Hornby county coupling rods and then fit brakes and a few other jobs to do before painting. And I’ve decided that the identity will be 67494 which was a long time Edinburgh St Margaret’s loco.
  4. Loving your 61784, very nice indeed, I think when time and pennies permit a London road kit will have to appear on my desk. It’s so much finer than the old nu cast kit. Mind that’s not to say the older kit is rubbish as it isn’t but it’s simply from a different time.
  5. I’m looking forward to finishing the c16 which shouldn’t take long, and certainly much cheaper than the kit which isn’t so easy to find nowadays. £35 total so far.
  6. It’s been a while since I looked on this thread and very nice all round, I always look forward to seeing more progress on LB. I have been working my socks off for the past few months so not had much time for anything other than parenting and sleep. But recently re started some modelling. I have refurbished a very neglected Nu Cast k2/2 (just awaiting nameplates to complete it. Also all but completed by conversion of an Adam’s radial tank into a Highland railway Loch 4-4-0 and last week made a start on converting an old triang m7 body into a North British class c16 with another Adams radial chassis for the power. The chassis has been pounced on by mr dremel to allow me to fit the larger wheels and more modifications to follow before its complete. I must say it’s nice to get back into things after an enforced break.
  7. More progress on my m7 C16 conversion with a Hornby Adams radial chassis used and modified to take Romford drivers etc. Just a push fit at the moment as there’s lots to do yet but I popped it on the track after removing some weight above the rear drivers to allow the bigger wheels to fit. Also opened up the bearings and it runs fine.
  8. Aye I used revell fillet and wet and dry, although I’ve since noticed that the sides have warped slightly to they’ll need bracing or they will crack again.
  9. Another one started last Thursday, converting a triang m7 to a north British C16. I spent last Thursday removing everything infront of the tanks, removing the boiler and extending the tanks and bunker. Tonight fitted the boiler, new cab front and rear sheets, together with the chimney done and safety valves.
  10. Just came across this and very interesting, how is the conversion going? i started making a class 19 myself last night. I considered using an m7 but decided to go the other way and use a sheet of plasticard. The cheap way haha
  11. Well it’s happened, I’ve finally got me erse in gear and started another project. This time I’m going for a caley class 19 0-4-4. I did consider using a triang m7 as a basis like I did with my 419. But this time I’m tryin a scratch build. I may yet use the m7 but I set to last night at my local club with a plan a scalpel and some plasticard and made a start. Managed to get the basic shape just about right with some filling and sanding required.
  12. Well it’s happened, I’ve finally got me erse in gear and started another project. This time I’m going for a caley class 19 0-4-4. I did consider using a triang m7 as a basis like I did with my 419. But this time I’m tryin a scratch build. I may yet use the m7 but I set to last night at my local club with a plan a scalpel and some plasticard and made a start. Managed to get the basic shape just about right with some filling and sanding required.
  13. Very nice to see your k2/2 progress, I’m even more tempted to try the kit for myself. It’ll make a nice comparison with my nu cast one which is now nearly finished.
  14. Apologies, I’ve not been ont web as regularly as normal. Your k2 really is looking really good. I might have a go at the kit as it certainly looks a lot finer than the nu cast version. Yeah my k2 is nearly there. It’s now in black undercoat and I’m just awaiting lining transfers and numbers and name etc so it’s not far away.
  15. Ohh very nice, just came across this thread. I never realised London road did a k2, every day is a school day. I recently got hold of a nu cast k2/2 for only £30 which is ok but a tad chunky, having said that it’s got plenty pulling power being white metal. Very nice indeed I look forward to seeing the finished article.
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