georgeT's (7mm Workbench)

Discussion in 'Workbenches, including workshop techniques.' started by georgeT, 12 September 2019.

  1. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    I did start converting a Bachmann N to a U about 10yrs ago. Soon realised that there were quite a few differences. The boiler is the same though...
     
  2. Steph Dale

    Steph Dale Western Thunderer

    Chris,

    It's even more 'fun' that that; most of the boilers are mostly the same - it depends on which batch of locos they were built with/for.

    A deceptively complicated group of locos...

    Steph
     
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  3. georgeT

    georgeT Western Thunderer

    Back to the drawing board for me l think, Thanks for all your valuable help folks, take care and stay safe..
     
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  4. oldravendale

    oldravendale Western Thunderer

    Once you are decided what you're going for, George, let me know. I have (inevitably :)) photos of Ns and Us in BR days in my collection which might help avoid some of the peasant traps you could be drawn in to with the preserved locos.

    Brian
     
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  5. georgeT

    georgeT Western Thunderer

    That's very kind Brian, when the owner tells me l will inform you thanks again buddy 31791 was just picked out of the air without any thought it just looked right, even though it was a U. Hahahaha
     
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  6. AJC

    AJC Western Thunderer

    You can be forgiven - the height of the running plate from the rail is similar and of course the cab spectacles are also much the same. It's caught me out before now...

    Adam
     
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  7. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    No problems George. I would stick to one from the 31810 - 31875 range, the final batch of Ns in the 31400 - 31414 range had detail differences which from memory are not supported by the kit.

    I have quite a lot of info collected on the N Class. Shout if you need anything.
     
  8. Lancastrian

    Lancastrian Western Thunderer

    I have both an N and a U to build for a client/friend once I complete the two/three Schools class locomotives....all from the David Andrews stable. Spent two hours this morning making and turning up parts not included in the kit for added detail.

    I'll keep an eye on how you progress George :thumbs:

    Ian
     
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  9. georgeT

    georgeT Western Thunderer

    Hello again Brian, l have now got a number for you 31824 in the 50s, any help ? Pictures would be very much appreciated, Regards
     
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  10. oldravendale

    oldravendale Western Thunderer

    Hi George.

    With a certain inevitability I don't have a photo of that particular loco. However, I have 15 of other members of the class which might be helpful. All were taken between about 1959 and withdrawal so not quite early enough for your chosen date but they may provide some useful info. All are record shots, so not much in the way of specific detail but quality of most is pretty good.

    I'll try to get them on to WT this evening or maybe tomorrow.

    Brian
     
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  11. oldravendale

    oldravendale Western Thunderer

    Hi George.

    Here's a few to be going on with. More to follow.

    31815. Ashford. 5 April 1961.

    31815.  Ashford.  5 April 1961.  FINAL.  Photo by Brian Dale - 500 dpi Copy.jpg

    31831. Eastleigh. 23 May 1965

    31831.  Eastleigh Shed Yard.  23 May 1965.  Personal Collection.  Final.  Photo Brian Dale.jpg

    31862. Eastleigh. 23 May 1965

    31862.  Eastleigh Shed Yard.  23 May 1965.  Personal Collection.  Final.  Photo Brian Dale.jpg
    31874. Barry. 9 November 1968

    31874.  Barry.  9 Nov 1968.  FINAL.  Photo by Brian Dale (2).jpg
    31874. Barry. 9 November 1968

    31874.  Barry.  9 Nov 1968.  FINAL.  Photo by Brian Dale.jpg
    31874. Barry. 18 November 1967

    31874.  Barry.  18 November 1967.  Photo by Brian Dale.  FINAL.jpg

    Brian
     
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  12. oldravendale

    oldravendale Western Thunderer

    Here's some more, George.

    31858. Guildford. 2 May 1965

    RV38.  Guildford 2 May 65.  2-6-0 (N) 31858 with 0-6-0 (Q1) 33006 behind..jpg

    31858 with 33006, D3047 and D2284. Guildford. 2 May 1965

    RV39.  Guildford 2 May 65.  2-6-0 (N) 31858 also 33006, D3047 & D2284..jpg
    31842 with 33018. Guildford. 2 May 1965

    RV41.  Guildford 2 May 65. 2-6-0 (N) 31842 also (Q1) 33018 on coaling line..jpg
    31831. Eastleigh. 23 May 1965

    RV51.  Eastleigh 23 May 65.  2-6-0 (N) 31831 withdrawn on shed..jpg
    31831. Eastleigh. 23 May 1965

    RV52.  Eastleigh 23 May 65.  Cab view of 31831..jpg
    31405. Feltham. 10 September 1965

    RV95.  Feltham Shed 10 Sept 65.  2-6-0 (N) 31405..jpg
    31874. Barry. 18 November 1967

    RV203.  Woodham Bros. Scrapyard Barry 18 Nov 67.  2-6-0 (N) 31874..jpg

    Just another four to come......

    Brian
     
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  13. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    Hi George,

    joining in the fun with two that I built a few years ago now

    IMG_4462.JPG
    31859 running on Pete Waterman's layout

    31860 - 06.12.04.JPG

    31860 .

    Both were David Andrews kits.

    regards

    Mike
     
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  14. oldravendale

    oldravendale Western Thunderer

    Lovely stuff, Mike.

    Here's the final tranche, George.

    31816. Guildford. Date probably around 1965.

    img816.  TM.  31816.  Guildford.  Date Not Known.  FINAL  JPEG - 500 dpi Copy.jpg
    31858 with 34088. Guildford. Date probably around 1965.
    img818.  TM.  31858 with 34088.  Guildford.  Date Not Known.  FINAL  JPEG - 500 dpi Copy.jpg
    31873. Feltham. Date probably around 1965.

    img825.  TM.  31873.  Feltham.  Date Not Known.  FINAL  JPEG - 500 dpi Copy.jpg
    31873. Feltham. Date probably around 1965.

    img826.  TM.  31873.  Feltham.  Date Not Known.  FINAL  JPEG - 500 dpi Copy.jpg

    That's yer lot!!

    Hope they are useful.

    Brian
     
  15. georgeT

    georgeT Western Thunderer

    Thank you very much Brian and Mike for the input much appreciated, and very helpful thanks again, stay safe ...
     
  16. georgeT

    georgeT Western Thunderer

    Work has started on the 3.500 gallon tender... DSC06881.JPG DSC06882.JPG DSC06885.JPG DSC06886.JPG
     
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  17. georgeT

    georgeT Western Thunderer

    P DSC06932.JPG DSC06933.JPG DSC06934.JPG DSC06939.JPG Pressing on with the valve gear, and finishing off the tender...
     
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  18. georgeT

    georgeT Western Thunderer

    More work on the tender... DSC06940.JPG DSC06941.JPG DSC06944.JPG DSC06946.JPG
     
  19. georgeT

    georgeT Western Thunderer

    Making a start on the cab... DSC06950.JPG DSC06951.JPG DSC06952.JPG DSC06953.JPG DSC06954.JPG DSC06955.JPG DSC06956.JPG
     
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  20. P A D

    P A D Western Thunderer

    Very nice George.

    I think it would have be easier to add the lookout beading to the cab front in the flat, but I'm sure you will still make a good job of it.
    Cheers,
    Peter
     
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