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Found this on eBay recently, not wanting to pay Heljan prices. I am now puzzled about what make it is. The body is all white metal and appears to be from a kit. The chassis appears to be Lima, also metal. I can find almost nothing on Cl23 kits other than Silver Fox but I understand that was a resin bodyshell. The only, possible, identifying feature is that  the two rooftop vents are open - although that  might have been done by the builder

Any suggestions would be helpful. 

 

 

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I've still got mine, in the "for disposals" box.

I fitted it with a Hornby 21/29 chassis. Good runner, the extra weight helps. I got it from a local swapmeet, taking something to sell (that didn't work btw), but I got a good price for it. That paid for the class 21/29 loco. The chassis went under the 23 body; the body acquired another (dummy) 21/29 chassis which I got for nothing, and I still had change. I fettled the Hornby locos into D6110/12 which I saw on delivery near Cambridge, they are still in my fleet today.

 

Stewart

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18 hours ago, rogirbu said:

Found this on eBay recently, not wanting to pay Heljan prices. I am now puzzled about what make it is. The body is all white metal and appears to be from a kit. The chassis appears to be Lima, also metal. I can find almost nothing on Cl23 kits other than Silver Fox but I understand that was a resin bodyshell. The only, possible, identifying feature is that  the two rooftop vents are open - although that  might have been done by the builder

Any suggestions would be helpful. 

 

 

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Chassis is probably ex Lima 20 - that was about their only metal chassis , and the EE bogies would be correct for a 23 

 

I had a whitemetal kit which I despaired of , believed to be Q Kits - it fitted where it touched and the bits didn't touch in a lot of places... I ended up going the Silver Fox route (second-hand kit) with a Hornby 5 pole ringfield in a cut down 29 chassis frame. Much better

 

A decent job has been made of yours 

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I never had a kit of a Baby Deltic, but had all ten, four plastic card home made, five cut and shut Tri-ang 37s and one Lima 40 cut and shut (best of the cut and shuts). I decided to replace the cut and shuts with some more plastic card ones. Progress is very limited owing to my modelling no longer being a ER north London loco shed but has moved to Sheffield. Not a place they were commonly seen.

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One day they will be finished.....one day.

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