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6 minutes ago, DLT said:

 

Thanks very much Nick, I hadn't seen that one.

I've found a good source of loco photos these days is to simply stick the running number into a Google image search! It doesn't always work, but often throws up something...

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On 30/05/2021 at 01:12, Jack P said:

I'd agree with your thoughts on the chimney - it looks top heavy. The phoenix replacement looks much better.

 

Unfortunately the Phoenix chimney is no longer available.  Spoke to Phoenix today and he told me that the gentleman who produced them is "no longer with us".  So when the stock that Phoenix got from him is gone, its gone.

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13 hours ago, DLT said:

 

Unfortunately the Phoenix chimney is no longer available.  Spoke to Phoenix today and he told me that the gentleman who produced them is "no longer with us".  So when the stock that Phoenix got from him is gone, its gone.

Well, if you have one (one of the chimneys, I mean), a rubber mould can be made and resin castings taken, giving you a lifetime's supply... 

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Been busy on the cab interior lately, (once I'd done a big order for brass angle from Eileens Emporium)

First is the cab floor and tanks, fabricated from brass sheet, angle and bits from the scrapbox.  This drops into the cab, rear first, and slides forward so that the tanks are against the front of the cab.  The backhead will fit between the tanks (when it arrives)

 

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The bunker front is more angle and scrap etch, roughly the right size and shape.  Details taken from an O2, as illustrations of a G6 cab seem to be non-existent.  Many thanks to Jim McGeown of Connoisseur for pointing me in the direction of this site:  http://wryl.co.uk/loco/other/g6.html, and for making his O2 kit instructions available to download.  I also referred back to the Finecast O2 construction near the start of this topic.

 

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The cab roof supplied was a flat etch without any vertical ribs.  I considered trying to add ribs, but decided that a new roof would be easier!  So its made with 1mm brass angle, the same way as the 0395 described earlier.  

Springy nickel-silver wires at each corner make it a push-fit into the cab, and are easy to adjust.

 

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Dave

The finish of your work never ceases to amaze me, if I didn't know it was 4mm/ft I would expect it to be a bigger scale.

Keep up the good work, it inspires me to do better in future.

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On 28/02/2021 at 21:30, DLT said:

Current task is finishing Jack Benson's DJH 0395 class.  Then less said about the kit the better, but what has been done so far is a very nice joint effort by Jack and Captain Kernow.

My job is to finish the detailing and paint it as 30581.  Here it is with boiler-top injector pipework and handrails added:

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Still various bits to add.

Your building is always inspirational and such a brilliant help when you are looking to model the same class to see the things you have improved. My apologies for going back to an old post. Is this dome tall or short Adams dome.? I have the remains of a DJH 0395 which will become 30566, but cannot find any information on which dome went on which engine. 

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5 hours ago, Blandford1969 said:

Your building is always inspirational and such a brilliant help when you are looking to model the same class to see the things you have improved. My apologies for going back to an old post. Is this dome tall or short Adams dome.? I have the remains of a DJH 0395 which will become 30566, but cannot find any information on which dome went on which engine. 

 

Thanks very much for your kind comments! 

Its best to rely on photos for such details, I have four photos of 30566 (all BR period) and all show the shorter dome

I will PM you.

 

Cheers, Dave.

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6 hours ago, gz3xzf said:

Dave

The finish of your work never ceases to amaze me, if I didn't know it was 4mm/ft I would expect it to be a bigger scale.

Keep up the good work, it inspires me to do better in future.

 

Thanks very much Bryan, it REALLY helps when you have a good kit to start with!

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The latest South Western Circular has an article on the differences between the different batches of G6. It seems they really are a minefield, as the later Drummond locos had second-hand boilers from new, and so had various differences to cope with these - including a different wheelbase on one batch...

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Hi Nic,

Yes indeed, I've just received my circular, and as you say, its a minefield!

However, our target loco is 258, from the original Adams batch, and during our period appears to have carried a standard Adams boiler.

My apologies for lack of updated recently, but I'm waiting for add-on parts, and we are not going to be able to finish it before Highlevel gets back into action.  And even then I guess he will have a massive backlog of orders

Cheers, Dave.

 

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Three Chimneys!  (No, not The Railway Children)  At last some of the add-on parts are arriving.  First is a turned brass chimney for an O2 from PDK.

Here it is compared to the chimney supplied in the kit (centre) and one from a Finecast O2 (left)  Found a couple more in the spares box, but they didn't make the cut.

 

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Just waiting for a backhead from Phoenix Precision and I can get on and finish the bodywork.

 

Cheers, Dave.

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21 hours ago, DLT said:

Moments after these photos were taken, the regulator handle was swallowed by the carpet monster....

 

By an amazing stroke of luck (or indigestion) the Carpet Monster regurgitated the regulator handle.  BEFORE I made another one....

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All painted and ready for lettering etc, although I seem to be having a run of bad luck here.  Opened a new pack of Araldite and as I squeezed the hardener, the tube split and squirted all over my hand and the bench.

Fortunately it didn't go anywhere near the model: but I managed to knock over a pot full of small parts, several of which headed floor-wards...

Amazingly I found them all!

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17 hours ago, hayfield said:

why has this kit not been reintroduced ?

Probably not a good seller, is the O2 still produced?, I have a feeling he used the same body for both the G6 and O2, which if I recall was not right for either. Trouble is they both look very similar, and to be honest not many would of noticed. I built the G6 many moons ago, just wish the gearbox was not included, I could never get on with Alan's plastic one.

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9 hours ago, N15class said:

Probably not a good seller, is the O2 still produced?, I have a feeling he used the same body for both the G6 and O2, which if I recall was not right for either. Trouble is they both look very similar, and to be honest not many would of noticed. I built the G6 many moons ago, just wish the gearbox was not included, I could never get on with Alan's plastic one.

I think you will find that the G6 is a Connoisseur Kit by Jim Mcgeown not AG

 

StaySafe

 

 

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On 28/07/2021 at 08:39, Jack Benson said:

I think you will find that the G6 is a Connoisseur Kit by Jim Mcgeown not AG

 

I should of realised, thanks for the reminder.

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