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You could easily use these parts on a preserved line layout. When I was a working member on the KWVR we had a class 25 engine sat in

the yard at Howarth for quite a while before it was transplanted into the 25.

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Hi Phil

 

With the modernisation only the WR installed cranes for lifting engines at depot level, for their diesel-hydraulic locos. Sending the engine on to Swindon for repair. All other regions shipped the loco off to works for engine replacements. About the time of sectorisation of the railways then some large sheds became level 5 and were expected to do things like engine swaps using their breakdown crane as they did not have overhead cranes capable of doing so. It is very unlikely that a spare engine would be hanging about in a loco shed.

No idea of what they do today.

 

Back to the engine model, I agree with Ian (Titan) it is a 12LVA24 as fitted to the Class 48s D1702 to D1706, all were re-engined in the early 70s.

“Class 47 Diesels” by Tayler, Thorley and Hill (Ian Allan, ISBN 0-7110-0915-5) has cut away drawings of the loco showing the engine. The same drawings appear in “Sulzer Diesel Locomotives Of British Rail” by Brian Webb (David and Charles, ISBN 0-7153-7514-8 ) has the same drawings but slightly smaller. “BR Equipment” by David Gibbons (Ian Allan ISBN 0-7110-1609-7) cut away drawings showing the engine.

 

The 12LVA24 was also installed in the Cuban Brush 4s.

Pretty certain that Gateshead was doing engine swaps back in the early 1980s, as I'm almost 100% certain I saw engines being delivered on bogie well wagons, their upper parts being covered by tarpaulins. A few years previously, when working at Alsager, I used to see a regular service carrying various loco components between Crewe and Derby, on a motley selection of wells, Flats and Lowmacs.

These days, I suspect road cranage is used; apart from Toton, there's a depot that does work for other owners at the former Longport goods depot in Stoke, and a few others elsewhere.

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Toton used to have 2 scrapped class 37s used for moving power units around, they were dead 37s with the cabs still left on the chassis but the body shell between the cabs removed. That allowed the power units to be moved around for work to be done.

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Toton used to have 2 scrapped class 37s used for moving power units around, they were dead 37s with the cabs still left on the chassis but the body shell between the cabs removed. That allowed the power units to be moved around for work to be done.

 

There's an 08 engine on a small flat wagon at Neville Hill depot

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Did Some one ask for a Paxman Valenta V12 Engine?

 

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The Model is available on my Shapeways shop in two materials White Strong & Frosted Ultra Detail If you order remember to select Print Anyway, on the check out page.

 

The part price will change with the Exchange Rate so please bear that in mind.

 

The model engine will be ok in the White material but will be very well detailed in FUD of course there is a significant difference in price for FUD.

 

Pete

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I can see a few old Lima and Hornby power cars getting cut up now, very nice how about some etched hst grills and panels just to help.

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Hmmmm...  Another use for Conflat A's.

 

Denflat E.

 

http://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/gwrconflat/h32C707C7#h32c707c7

 

http://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/gwrconflat/h32C707C7#h272f7d48

 

Etc.,

 

Or even:

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Porcy

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Have you won the Lottery?

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I could do with an engine like that for a Peak that i have done with the top engine bay doors open.

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I now have two 4mm Traction Motors on my Shapeways Shop

 

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When ordering in either White Strong or FUD please remember to check the Print It Anyway box to make sure you get the parts with out any problems.

 

I'm working on a Sulzer 6 cylinder at the moment, more to come on that later.

 

Pete

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A model for the Sulzer 6 LDA 28 has been added to my Shapeways Shop

 

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I will model the 8 cylinder version once I have finalized the reference info.

 

Pete

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Wow. And of course if someone wants to model a complete bogie that has been rolled out, the traction motors will help there too.

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Hi Peter,

 

What fascinating stuff in this thread......I'm hoping to place an order soon for some traction motors and then an 8LDA engine for a Stewarts Lane 33..... 

 

Great stuff, Thank you for making these available......

 

Kindest Regards,

 

Shed.

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Slightly away from engines, any chance of some BR(S) electro-mechanical shunt signals with flood lights?

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A 6LDA engine and a couple of 47 traction motors ordered here.

 

Looking forward to receiving them.

 

Given the number of TMD layouts on here in particular, they deserve to be very popular.

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These look excellent Pete. What else have you got planned? Anything EE?

 

Al.

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All looking very good, hopefully I will be in a position to order some soon and it will create a starting point for a posible layout/diarama.

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I'm sure I can arrange something in 7mm for you Brian let me know?

 

Some English Electric power units are planned but it all takes time.

 

Pete

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There are some pictures on the derbysulzer.com website of the peak engine.

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