Paul's Workbench

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    Ive been away again for a while and not got a great deal of modelling done. It dawned on me that i have many projects on the go and keeping up with it all is difficult. For this reason ive decided to create a workbench blog style post where ill just post what (if any) modelling ive managed to do as i do it. A diary if you like.
     
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    Most of my projects are currently packed away due to various reasons so when i had a bit of free time recently i made a start on the nearest model i had to hand. Just happened to be an ACE Billington E5 0-6-2 kit. i picked it up recently from a Vectis auction complete with wheels and Mashima motor/etched gearbox for about the same price as id have paid for the wheels new from slaters. cant be bad....

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    The chassis has gone together reasonably quickly. Ive had to slice the wheel splashers off it to fit the body and shorten it slightly but all seems square and free running so far. 20240605_132956.jpg
     
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    Some minor surgery was needed to the body also to get it to fit. I have a feeling the kit is developed from one of the smaller wheeled 0-6-2's so the cututs for the wheels werent large enough. Fairly standard stuff on an ace kit. I know almost nothing about LBSCR locos being an eastern region modeller predominantly. 20240605_133021.jpg
     
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    Rods are by premier and the buffers where some nice brass home.of o gauge (remember them?). 17198447075183686984975371882292.jpg
     
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    Looks to be progressing well!
     
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    thanks andy. its going reasonably well. A typical, but buildable Ace kit. Only real issue has been moving the sandboxes and brake gear as it appears no tolerance was allowed for slaters wheel tyres. the rest has fitted together quite well. Can't vouch too much on accuracy as I'm an LNER man normally and no close to nothing about LBSCR locos
     
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    A rather eclectic lineup 20240711_111345.jpg
     
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