David Andrews Fowler 2-6-4 Tank & LMS suburban set for Leek

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  1. York Paul

    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    I think so too Brian, this engine along with the three suburban coaches (once all finished) will hopefully look the part. I've started on the other two coaches ... the Period 3 Third and the Period 2 Composite which is more intricate as the sides have window frame inlays. Anyway more pictures to follow later in the week and thank you for your interest in this build.:cheers:
     
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    Andy_Sollis Staff Member Moderator

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    Not sure if it’s your choice of kits, but your locos seem to get better and better with each build there Paul!
    Fantastic!!
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    Thank you Andy... yes I'm gaining some good experience now so all my earlier loco builds are thrown out in the trash bin.:avatar:

    Seriously Andy these later designed kits are much more accurately drawn and that reflects in the etches... this David Andrews kit dates from 2015, I just have to badger him to re release a Jubilee and a Stanier tank.
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    Next time we see 42418 Ole Faithful will be in paint and weathered just a bit. Today's outside photo shoot... enjoy and thanks everyone for following this thread.

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    Rob Pulham Happily making models Staff Member Administrator Feature Contributor

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    What Paul said :thumbup:
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    Thank you Rob ... your supportive comments are always appreciated... and thank you for putting me onto Sideline Kits as those LMS coaches are superb. On another forum I even got Malcolm Binns giving me a "like" when I posted up the start of build on the Brake Third.
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    What ...... there are other forums......... what's the world comming to :avatar:
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    yes i know Paul it's a disaster with all these other forums particularly that Leek Station one but one has to reach out to the world :giggle:
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    So today with shaky hands and a rubbish power controller (no I wasn't going to undo the Gaugemaster unit on the Elton Crossing layout) I made a very jerky video which was made even more jerky in using a rubbish old power controller which didn't do slow speed... anyway the result is 42418 passed the test bed running in with flying colours. Now the next job will be to fit wiper pick ups and crack on with lining out the body.

     
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    Well at least it will be able to go for the Leek to Stoke world speed record :avatar:

    Just needs the decoder fitting (probably pickups would help as well).
    If the locomotive is moving in the correct direction for DC. Then disconnect the red wire from from the motor to Red input for the decoder, and the orange wire from the decoder to the motor terminal you just removed the red wire from. Next disconnect the black wire from the motor and connect it to the black input wire of the decoder, then connect the grey wire from the decoder to the motor terminal vacated by the black wire.
    If the decoder has not been used before then it's default address is 3.

    You can worry about the other wires later, that will give you a running loco.

    Keep up the good work.

    Paul
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    A production line set up in the studio workshop with Brake Third nearing completion and nine compartment Third and Composite body shells laid down.

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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    42418 with lining out underway ... just waiting for the etch works and number plates to arrive. loco with Brake Third standing on the Leek layout.

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    and here is the 12.28 Saturday Only Leek to Macclesfield Hibel Road stopper.

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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    The Diagram 1964 LMS Period 3 Brake Third build so far, this is a Sidelines kit and very nice it is too. Pictures taken today.

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    The second of three coaches from Sideline Kits is now a rolling on wheels, this is the nine compartment Third to diagram D1906, since this picture was taken this morning I've completed and fitted the buffers and drawgear and bulkhead end grabrails. Quite a bit more to do yet including all inside details and compartments and some under chassis detailing... next to do will be the body forming of the Period 2 Composite as the chassis and bogies are already made.

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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Very nice ......

    Although the weathering is a little inconsistant - the loco is shiney black, and the coaches have faded so badley the paint is non-existant :hammer: :avatar:

    Paul
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    yes I realise... now you also being a man from North Staffordshire may note that the weather in the Leek and Moorland area can be most inclement at times ... so much so that blinding hail storms have abraded all the coach paintwork down to bare metal, the loco however fared much better having just returned fresh from overhaul at Derby works. :avatar:
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    This one will be the third coach in the set to be built, I've formed the tumblehome curve on this Sideline Kit LMS Period 2 diagram D1734 Composite and started to add the hinge frames... these Period 2 coaches differed in that they had external window frame inserts and the roof was canvas covered otherwise the profile is the same as the Period 3 coaches I'm building. Won't do much more to this now as I'm off to Staffordshire tomorrow and Guildex on Saturday... I'll let you all know what shiney ones for the stash I come away with.. until then.:thumbs:

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