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Hornby Scotsman makeover

Postby NickB » Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:20 pm

I'm looking to rename and renumber a Hornby A3 into a classmate. It's an LNER version, and was wondering where the best place is that I can get the new plates, and waterslide transfers for the cabside numbers? Any ideas chaps?

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Re: Hornby Scotsman makeover

Postby Bigmet » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:17 pm

Any of the specialist model railway shops will will be likely to order from the Fox and HMRS transfers ranges, Jackson-Evans or Modelmaster plates ranges. http://www.ukmodelshops.co.uk/counties/modelShops

Do you know which particular class member you are after, or is it any one of several will do? Worth having a list of names that you would like as sometimes it can be quite a wait for a nameplate that isn't in stock with the maker.

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Re: Hornby Scotsman makeover

Postby Old Man Phil » Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:45 am

You say 'LNER Version'. Would that be with normal dome or Banjo dome. During 1934 The first new batch of 10 locos was built ..2500 - 2509, with Banjo Dome from new. 2500 became 60035 Windsor Lad and the remainder 36 - 44 in BR days. Virtually all others through to 1939 still retained the dome. Changes were made at Major repair schedules which required a Boiler change.

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Re: Hornby Scotsman makeover

Postby 6C » Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:14 pm

What Phil said - plus is the proposed loco still a Gresley A1 - and has it been converted to left hand drive - a process started by the LNER and continuing until 1953 in BR days..? - bit of a minefield :|
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Re: Hornby Scotsman makeover

Postby NickB » Sat Aug 09, 2014 9:34 pm

Well chaps thanks for your replies and useful info, it has the normal dome, so is an unmodified version. I have a few names in mind, so i'm guessing it will be one of those from the original design batch. I'm not too fussed about the left hand drive thing, as it wont really be noticeable when the loco is attached to it's tender in motion. I better have a phone around and get this sorted! 8)

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Re: Hornby Scotsman makeover

Postby Old Man Phil » Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:46 pm

Hi Nick. Dont mean to spoil your day, but not all the locos were outfitted with high sided Tenders. Until the Advent of the A4 in 1935, all non stop operations were carried out by A1s or A3s connected to corridor Tenders. There were less than 30 Tenders available for this duty, and to make it more difficult they kept switching them around. Many locos were connected to GN Tenders with coal rails and others to 'simple' non corridor streamlined high sided as they were known. I would suggest that you try to obtain a pic of the loco you want to model or ask us. My pic library of A3s is quite extensive.

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Re: Hornby Scotsman makeover

Postby cobach47 » Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:13 pm

get in touch with 247 developments or CGW nameplates they both have a good range of A3 Plates and CGW only need a S.A.E. for delivery

i have used both companies before and am very pleased with the quality. 247 also do a range of detailing parts.

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Re: Hornby Scotsman makeover

Postby NickB » Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:31 pm

Cheers for the info chaps, i'm not really all that fussed as to which classmate I transform this into, but it has the corridor tender being an older Hornby FS model. So if one of you can advise me on which loco/s were united with this type of tender i'll just choose one from those. 8)

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Re: Hornby Scotsman makeover

Postby HonestTom » Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:05 pm

If it's the older FS, you might well be able to find a GN-style tender body and do a swap if you wanted a GN-tendered classmate.
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Re: Hornby Scotsman makeover

Postby Old Man Phil » Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:34 pm

Hi Nick. Here's a listing of all A1/A3s that, at some time or another, were coupled to a corridor tender prior to them all being transferred onto A4s: 2506/8. 2546/7/52/6/63/4/5/6/69/73/80. 4472/74/75/76. You'll have to look up the names yourself. :D
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Re: Hornby Scotsman makeover

Postby Old Man Phil » Sat Aug 30, 2014 3:23 pm

Hi Nick, I've found time today. 2506-Salmon Trout, 2508-Brown Jack. 2546-Donovan. 2547-Doncaster. 2552-Sansovino. 2556-Ormonde.2563-Tagalie. 2564-Knight of Thistle. 2565-Merry Hampton. 2566-Ladas. 2569-Gladiateur. 2573- Harvester. 2580-Shotover. 4472-Flying Scotsman. 4474-Victor Wild. 4475-Flying Fox. 4476-Royal Lancer.

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Re: Hornby Scotsman makeover

Postby NickB » Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:42 pm

Great stuff, cheers Phil, thanks for your time and effort! Much appreciated. :)


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