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1 hour ago, Kylestrome said:

That blue engine on the left sticks out like a sore thumb!

 

It needs weathering ... :D

And the lining is the wrong colour!  Should be black edged white!:D

 

Jim

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25 minutes ago, queensquare said:

Ted helping me put the locos through their paces. Hopefully his enthusiasm for Granddad's trains will remain as he grows up.

 

 

With eyes full of interest and wonder, I bet he could spend ages talking through all the bits with you. Maybe worth exhibiting at pre-school rather than some shows when you see the grumpy Saturday-morning faces? ;)

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On 09/09/2019 at 08:43, queensquare said:

Many thanks to Tom E for helping me out over the weekend, particularly as I shot off to my nieces wedding on the Saturday where I took full advantage of the free bar and didnt return till mid-morning on the Sunday!

 

A pleasure as always Jerry! 

 

You surely can't get many better settings than STEAM for a model railway show! 

 

Tom. 

 

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On Friday, September 06, 2019 at 10:37, queensquare said:

My last picture before loading up for Swindon, Ted helping me put the locos through their paces. Hopefully his enthusiasm for Granddad's trains will remain as he grows up.

 

Jerry

 

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May I say that's a lovely image, Jerry. 

 

It's probably already there, but a copy in a nice frame, taking pride of place in the railway room springs to mind. 

 

Rob. 

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As advised elsewhere, I have sent the remaining original Cobalts back and paid the difference to upgrade to the Analog IP version. I dealt with a very pleasant and efficient girl on the phone and the new motors should be with me on Friday. I'm at Missenden this weekend but hope to get them fitted next week. I will report on how I get on but, to be fair to DCC concepts, the upgraded replacements already fitted haven't skipped a beat so far.

 

Jerry

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Its quite an improvement.  Did you have to remove much from the backs of the splashers and what dia meter rims did your friend use ?  And if I might ask, does it run as smoothly post conversion ? I wondered about replacing the rims just wasn't sure if I could get it to run as well as it did in n gauge form.

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59 minutes ago, SandHutton said:

Its quite an improvement.  Did you have to remove much from the backs of the splashers and what dia meter rims did your friend use ?  And if I might ask, does it run as smoothly post conversion ? I wondered about replacing the rims just wasn't sure if I could get it to run as well as it did in n gauge form.

 

It runs as well as ever. The wheels are a little larger at 10mm, now, instead of the original 9.6mm. The body ride height has been reduced a little to compensate for the slightly larger wheels, which tucks the wheels up into the splashers more and also brings the loco and tender footplate in line. The distance over wheel faces is usually about the same in 2mm and N despite the BtoB being greater due to much narrower wheels.

 

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It is very nice Jerry. I'm old enough to remember them shunting Hither Green Sidings before the diesel shunters arrived as well as having seen them on both freight and passenger workings - indeed, I have travelled behind one a couple of times.

One minor point, I haven't checked (folly!) but I have a sneaking suspicion that the steam reverser cylinders should be lined (not, of course, that I ever saw them in any SECR livery let alone the pre-Great War one).

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Well I think its fair to say that 2020 has been a bit rubbish, here's hoping that 2021 is a lot better and that, at some time, we will be allowed out to play again.

 

As last year, we’ve not sent cards but donated to the Forever Friends charity at the RUH hospital in Bath. When our youngest grandson was so keen to see us all that he arrived a month early they looked after both him and us fantastically. He’s a thriving, bouncy one year old now.... :D

 

Merry Christmas to one and all

 

Jerry and Kim

 

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