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11 minutes ago, Fredo said:

Hi, can anyone advise which of the Hatton’s Industrial Tanks are suitable for the period 1956-1963 straight from the box. Thanks Fred 

The NCB liveries, and WTT and Coronation I believe worked in these liveries in this period, of course they were all private/industrial owners rather than working on the national network.

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My NCB one arrived today. Cant bilieve how small it it - makes the 08 look huge

 

To answer my own questions a few pages back :

 

It runs fine thru my insulfrog pointwork, including double slips. 

 

Decoder fitting was easy with a guagemaster DCC93 decoder. Body came off fairly easily. Putting it back on was  a little more challenging as theres some black detail parts that just prevent the body going back in. Was fine one theres were flexed out out of the way.

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I've tried the search function but I'm not having much luck (I keep looking for the option to search in the topic I'm reading but I can't seem to find it).  

Rear pick ups.

Mine runs awfully through insulfrog point work, at first, ok for ages I just shrugged and put it down to my not being brave enough to go electrofrog and the locos short wheel base.  Then I happen to watch it where it stalled and the rear wheels were nowhere near the frog.  A quick experiment showed it only picked up on the front wheel set.  A brief experiment of pressing the pick up against the wheels improved things (except for a curved point which has a much longer frog) but within 10 15 mins the effect wore off.

So any more permanent solutions?

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5 hours ago, Pmorgancym said:

I've tried the search function but I'm not having much luck (I keep looking for the option to search in the topic I'm reading but I can't seem to find it).  

Rear pick ups.

Mine runs awfully through insulfrog point work, at first, ok for ages I just shrugged and put it down to my not being brave enough to go electrofrog and the locos short wheel base.  Then I happen to watch it where it stalled and the rear wheels were nowhere near the frog.  A quick experiment showed it only picked up on the front wheel set.  A brief experiment of pressing the pick up against the wheels improved things (except for a curved point which has a much longer frog) but within 10 15 mins the effect wore off.

So any more permanent solutions?

Might be worth contacting hattons and asking for an exhange

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On 11/02/2021 at 12:28, Corbs said:

The NCB liveries, and WTT and Coronation I believe worked in these liveries in this period, of course they were all private/industrial owners rather than working on the national network.

 

 

I've just succumbed to temptation and bought what looks like the last example of Coronation for the Boxfile. Since a 14" tank in a decent livery was on discount ... (I couldn't quite justify a BR black one with a fake GW number on a London GE section layout set post-war), It's arrived and runs

 

However...

 

Does anyone know where/how /when you should lubricate these ?

 

I've checked the instruction leaflet twice - and the downloadable manual on Hattons' website , which is identical. It doesn't mention maintenance /lubrication at all - unlike Hornby's leaflets which always show the oiling points

 

I've watched Jenny Emily's review video and the Hattons decoder installation video - neither mention lubrication at all. I've tried looking through this thread, but there's an awful lot of it. Google has not helped either.

 

So - just before I run it in on the rolling road, should I be lubricating the little critter

 

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Makes me third from last then ;-)

 

I picked up Coronation and WTT last week, not sure what they will become yet, but having them ready I thought might be worthwhile.

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I've oiled all the obvious moving parts on the motion, and a squeek which had appeared each rotation  promptly disappeared.

 

Gave it about 30 mins each way on the rolling road: seems to move on less power/lower setting than the Hornby Peckett  , and for that reason and larger wheels seems a touch faster

 

Looks like a good 'un

 

Coronation might be in honour of 1953, so perfectly suitable in a post-war setting. Anyone know if someone does an etched plate?

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Ravenser said:

Coronation might be in honour of 1953, so perfectly suitable in a post-war setting. Anyone know if someone does an etched plate?

 

 Light Railway Stores do custom etching, they might have something suitable.

 

No connection, just a satisfied customer.

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19 minutes ago, Ravenser said:

I've oiled all the obvious moving parts on the motion, and a squeek which had appeared each rotation  promptly disappeared.

 

Gave it about 30 mins each way on the rolling road: seems to move on less power/lower setting than the Hornby Peckett  , and for that reason and larger wheels seems a touch faster

 

Looks like a good 'un

 

Coronation might be in honour of 1953, so perfectly suitable in a post-war setting. Anyone know if someone does an etched plate?

 

 

 

Try Narrow Planet for plates.

 

Nameplates came from a different locomotive, a Hunslet 15" 0-6-0ST.

 

https://preservedbritishsteamlocomotives.com/works-no-2134-w-t-t-coronation-0-4-0st/

 

Coronation of King George rather than Queen Elizabeth I feel.

 

https://www.embsayboltonabbeyrailway.org.uk/oldsite/10.html

 

This is the locomotive which was used as spares.

 

 

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Jason

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