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1 minute ago, cctransuk said:

 

Sounds a bit like the guest house claiming a sea view - but only if you stood on a chair and used binoculars!

 

John Isherwood.

It's there, between the land and the sky!

 

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38 minutes ago, cctransuk said:

 

Sounds a bit like the guest house claiming a sea view - but only if you stood on a chair and used binoculars!

 

John Isherwood.


You will be wanting herds of wildebeeste sweeping majestically across the plains next! :D

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1 hour ago, Rhydgaled said:

Doesn't look too bad from those angles, but when I ran mine while kneeling on the floor (so I was looking up at the model) I could see a bit of red glow below the tanks just in front of the cab - it looked like the fire had melted a hole in the bottom of the loco! Are they all like that or has mine been sub-optimally put together?

 

Probably due to a hole in the fire - did it sound any different (you can usually hear a hole before you can easily see it)?  Maybe you should get a different model of a Fireman in the cab to make sure he's more attentivre to his job? :)

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9 hours ago, cctransuk said:
9 hours ago, Rhydgaled said:

.... when I ran mine while kneeling on the floor (so I was looking up at the model) I could see a bit of red glow below the tanks just in front of the cab  ....

 

Sounds a bit like the guest house claiming a sea view - but only if you stood on a chair and used binoculars!

 

John Isherwood.

My perspective wasn't much different to this (pic isn't mine) - surely kneeling on the floor gives a more-prototypical view of the model:D

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Just a quick reminder we have the Full set of 16xx plates in stock @ £5.50 a set plus postage

& at the moment we are posting out once a week

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13 minutes ago, 247 Developments said:

Just a quick reminder we have the Full set of 16xx plates in stock @ £5.50 a set plus postage

& at the moment we are posting out once a week


Gets my vote! Already on 1661 here.... no connection other than a happy customer 

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2 hours ago, 247 Developments said:

Just a quick reminder we have the Full set of 16xx plates in stock @ £5.50 a set plus postage

& at the moment we are posting out once a week

Does that price really include the smokebox numbers as your website appears to suggest? I ask because Fox's price for the shed code plates (£2.30) is similar to yours (£2.20) while the price difference for the numbers is quite large in comparison (Fox is £9.30). For those who (like me) are after shed code and number plates (including smokebox numbers) I think Railtec would be the cheapest option if they offered an equivalent product but they don't at present - I've sent them a PM asking if they are likely to introduce one in the near future.

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6 minutes ago, Rhydgaled said:

Does that price really include the smokebox numbers as your website appears to suggest? I ask because Fox's price for the shed code plates (£2.30) is similar to yours (£2.20) while the price difference for the numbers is quite large in comparison (Fox is £9.30). For those who (like me) are after shed code and number plates (including smokebox numbers) I think Railtec would be the cheapest option if they offered an equivalent product but they don't at present - I've sent them a PM asking if they are likely to introduce one in the near future.

 

I can vouch for the quality and value of the 247 Developments plates - and the cover the printed plates exactly. The set does include the smokebox numberplate.

 

I don't use etched smokebox numberplates or shed plates - they should have white lettering and I think that the printed plates, or transfer replacements, look more authentic.

 

John Isherwood.

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2 minutes ago, cctransuk said:

I can vouch for the quality and value of the 247 Developments plates - and the cover the printed plates exactly. The set does include the smokebox numberplate.

 

I don't use etched smokebox numberplates or shed plates - they should have white lettering and I think that the printed plates, or transfer replacements, look more authentic.

 

John Isherwood.

Yes, the shed code and smokebox number should have white text - do the etched ones not have white text? The printed smokebox number on mine looks very authentic but since I am planning to renumber it at some point (I'm not in a huge rush to do so) I would need to use the supplied etched smokebox plates (or 3D transfers in Railtec's case).

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What you can do with etched plates to make them white on black is firstly  paint them white overall - preferably gloss.   Leave them with plenty of time for the paint to really harden.  Then fill in carefully with black and wipe off black which will inevitably have got onto the white lettering.  

Humbrol used to be ideal for the white but I don't know how good it is in its preseent form.

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27 minutes ago, Rhydgaled said:

Yes, the shed code and smokebox number should have white text - do the etched ones not have white text?

 

The standard for etched smokebox numberplates and shedcodes is bright nickel silver.

 

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Painting the shed plates was one of the few painting jobs shed staff were allowed to do under the BR/Union demarcation agreements. Seems odd now, a whole lifetime away. 

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3 hours ago, Rhydgaled said:

Does that price really include the smokebox numbers as your website appears to suggest? I ask because Fox's price for the shed code plates (£2.30) is similar to yours (£2.20) while the price difference for the numbers is quite large in comparison (Fox is £9.30). For those who (like me) are after shed code and number plates (including smokebox numbers) I think Railtec would be the cheapest option if they offered an equivalent product but they don't at present - I've sent them a PM asking if they are likely to introduce one in the near future.

yes they come with smoke box Numbers

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On 12/02/2021 at 20:12, MartinTrucks said:

My MR-301A 1609 in BR black arrived today - Great Joy!  I unboxed it and have admired it on the shelf all day while sitting at my desk. This evening I had the opportunity to give it a run but -Deep Sadness! - it is completely dead! The Hornby Peckett works perfectly on the same track.

 

I've removed the body thinking that the blanking plug might be loose but to no avail.  A phone call to Kernow will be made asap.   :sad_mini:

The postman delivered the replacement 1609 this afternoon (any delay down to me) and, although it still needs to be run in, it seems to be performing perfectly.  I am a happy bunny once again!  :)

 

One query I have though ........   Did all the (full-size) locos have red numberplates from new?

Thanks,

Martin

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48 minutes ago, MartinTrucks said:

The postman delivered the replacement 1609 this afternoon (any delay down to me) and, although it still needs to be run in, it seems to be performing perfectly.  I am a happy bunny once again!  :)

 

One query I have though ........   Did all the (full-size) locos have red numberplates from new?

Thanks,

Martin

No. A few of them had red numberplates but not many. Swindon didn't like red plates. 

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8 hours ago, cctransuk said:

 

The standard for etched smokebox numberplates and shedcodes is bright nickel silver.

 

John Isherwood.

Railtec aside from doing complete 3D transfers that include "brass" cabside numberplates are now offering the smokebox number plates on their own correctly finished.

 

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17 hours ago, PenrithBeacon said:

Painting the shed plates was one of the few painting jobs shed staff were allowed to do under the BR/Union demarcation agreements. Seems odd now, a whole lifetime away. 

Where did you get that one from?   Shed staff on the Western painted a lot more than shed plates -if they had any paint that is although they obviously didn't do lining because they didn't have that skill.  And what sort of demarcation - many of the shed fitting staff were usually in the same union as the main works staff.

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Well, the conversion is done. So it is possible for the 'average modeller' to do it. A fair bit of tidying up and putting stuff back on where it belongs! Screw couplings will be fitted.

 

When time permits I'll put up a resumé of how it was done and what order to do things and what NOT to do(!).

 

A rather shaky one-handed phone video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVOeL8Mr0xQ

 

 

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Here's a short one-handed jerky phone video of a test run on Marsh. I was relieved to find that it ran well through all the pointwork.

 

The track was dirty after a winter of damp in the shed so slower running should be possible after a good spring clean! All in all, I'm pleased that it has retained the wonderful smooth running of the unconverted original.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Asm-1xp1xEI

 

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