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More of a Scrapbox appeal than a Gloatbox appeal!

 

I'm on the look out for a good number of the old, non-Blue Ribband Farish Mk.1 coach bodies. Either the old-old type with the window inserts or the solid-sided type. The livery is completely irrelevant; as is the roof, chassis, bogies, underframes, box, window inserts, if they're Poole produced or early China produced. It's just the body moulding itself I need - I have a cunning plan.

 

Please let me know if you can assist - remuneration via the usual means is available or a donation to the charity of your choice.

 

Cheers,

Steve

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My winter project is to build a race day train of horseboxes for Bath or Wincanton. I have a number of horseboxes in stock/already built but, for variety would like to add one of the Etched Pixel LSWR 16' boxes to the train. Etched Pixels are currently closed until at least April 2021 so I'm after one from somebodies gloat box.

If anyone has an unbuilt etch they are willing to sell me could they drop me a pm.

 

many thanks,

 

Jerry

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Since I've become a member of the 2mm Finescale Association,nearly 10 years ago, I tried, without success, to build a working replacement chassis (the etched N/S kits designed by Chris Higgs and sold by the Association). Somehow, I managed to ruin them, together with other components: wheels, gears, muffs, etc etc. The last on the list of failures is the chassis for the BR Class 04 shunter.

 

Listening to the more experienced ones, when the project went wrong, I used to put it aside and work on something else, or just taking a break from the hobby, coming back to the failure at a later date, with a clear mind. After some partially successful stages, the failures came back. I was thinking if others can do it, I can do it... but no.

 

I spent hundreds of pounds on trying to achieve something which invariably ended up in frustrations and disappointments. I don't want to spend a penny more, so I GIVE UP! Why bother if there is no joy?

 

Like with the Easitrac system, I'm afraid that these etched N/S or brass kits are not for me.

 

As such, if any beginner in 2FS is interested, the following are up for grabs. The taker needs to pay for P&P only, and to make a donation to his / her chosen charity. I would be happy if they help a newcomer to the 2mm:1ft fine scale to learn something.

  1. BR Class 04 plus wheels, gears, and other parts.
  2. 0-6-0ST Hunslet Austerity / LNER J94: these are four kits (3-640), more or less complete, with two sets of Mk4, 8.5mm wheels (12 in total), gears, a Graham Farish clone motor, and other parts.

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4 hours ago, Valentin said:

Since I've become a member of the 2mm Finescale Association,nearly 10 years ago, I tried, without success, to build a working replacement chassis (the etched N/S kits designed by Chris Higgs and sold by the Association). Somehow, I managed to ruin them, together with other components: wheels, gears, muffs, etc etc. The last on the list of failures is the chassis for the BR Class 04 shunter.

 

Listening to the more experienced ones, when the project went wrong, I used to put it aside and work on something else, or just taking a break from the hobby, coming back to the failure at a later date, with a clear mind. After some partially successful stages, the failures came back. I was thinking if others can do it, I can do it... but no.

 

I spent hundreds of pounds on trying to achieve something which invariably ended up in frustrations and disappointments. I don't want to spend a penny more, so I GIVE UP! Why bother if there is no joy?

 

Like with the Easitrac system, I'm afraid that these etched N/S or brass kits are not for me.

 

As such, if any beginner in 2FS is interested, the following are up for grabs. The taker needs to pay for P&P only, and to make a donation to his / her chosen charity. I would be happy if they help a newcomer to the 2mm:1ft fine scale to learn something.

  1. BR Class 04 plus wheels, gears, and other parts.
  2. 0-6-0ST Hunslet Austerity / LNER J94: these are four kits (3-640), more or less complete, with two sets of Mk4, 8.5mm wheels (12 in total), gears, a Graham Farish clone motor, and other parts.

 

 

PM sent

 

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7 hours ago, Valentin said:

Since I've become a member of the 2mm Finescale Association,nearly 10 years ago, I tried, without success, to build a working replacement chassis (the etched N/S kits designed by Chris Higgs and sold by the Association). Somehow, I managed to ruin them, together with other components: wheels, gears, muffs, etc etc. The last on the list of failures is the chassis for the BR Class 04 shunter.

 

Listening to the more experienced ones, when the project went wrong, I used to put it aside and work on something else, or just taking a break from the hobby, coming back to the failure at a later date, with a clear mind. After some partially successful stages, the failures came back. I was thinking if others can do it, I can do it... but no.

 

I spent hundreds of pounds on trying to achieve something which invariably ended up in frustrations and disappointments. I don't want to spend a penny more, so I GIVE UP! Why bother if there is no joy?

 

Like with the Easitrac system, I'm afraid that these etched N/S or brass kits are not for me.

 

As such, if any beginner in 2FS is interested, the following are up for grabs. The taker needs to pay for P&P only, and to make a donation to his / her chosen charity. I would be happy if they help a newcomer to the 2mm:1ft fine scale to learn something.

  1. BR Class 04 plus wheels, gears, and other parts.
  2. 0-6-0ST Hunslet Austerity / LNER J94: these are four kits (3-640), more or less complete, with two sets of Mk4, 8.5mm wheels (12 in total), gears, a Graham Farish clone motor, and other parts.

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Valentin

 

you built a 2mm C class which I have seen working well beyond my own capabilities   the class 4 chassis was just rotten luck and  b u g g e r all to do with you and your modeling 

 

your enthusiasm and input is very welcome and needed as and when the local area group re-meet 

 

please take a time out and reconsider and  on a personal level you would be missed

 

Nick B

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I understand your frustration. It took me 25 years before I had steam locos running how I wanted. During that time I had to make do with re-wheeled diesels, and a couple of steam locos with Niel Ballantine replacement wheelsets that ran OK at speed in the background, but were not suitable for shunting.

 

 

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From a couple of private messages I got, related to my chassis donation above, I may have been misunderstood regarding my future in the railway modelling hobby in general, and in the 2mm FS in special (it may come to a surprise to some - :lol_mini: - but English is not my native language).

 

I am not going anywhere, I will keep trying to build models, just not replacement chassis based on a N/S or brass etched kit. :) And I will keep posting my progresses, if any, asking questions, making comments, being inspired by your work...

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