Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)

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Re: At last a “proper” engine for Hawick.

Postby glencairn » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:49 pm

Ex-Pat wrote: (These were an absolute necessity for protection against the foul weather encountered when returning light engine whilst on banking duties to Whitrope.)


Bad weather at Whitrope? Never! :lol: The' breed 'em tough in th' Borders. :lol:

They are lovely locos. The tender cab shelters look amazing. Well done.

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Re: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)

Postby manna » Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:50 am

G'Day Gents

That's a nice little modification, makes it that bit more individual. :D :D

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Re: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)

Postby Ex-Pat » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:35 am

Thanks glencairn & manna (the individuality will continue with 65317, and then 65???).

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Re: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)

Postby luckymucklebackit » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:41 am

65285 or 65287 - dare you! :twisted:
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Re: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)

Postby Ex-Pat » Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:11 pm

Thanks Jim but, sorry, I could not possibly stoop that low!

Jim & I understand that - how many others do I wonder?

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Re: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)

Postby Jaz » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:38 pm

some lovely scratch built work, i like it. I have not seen the layout frame work built in this way before either - i admit to not looking enough at other peoples work though :). Interesting build I will look forward to see more :)

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Re: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)

Postby Ex-Pat » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:07 am

Jaz wrote:some lovely scratch built work, i like it. I have not seen the layout frame work built in this way before either -


Thanks for the compliments Jaz - I only came across that method by chance in a video that gave no hint that baseboard construction was on the menu, and was immediately hooked by it (particularly the weight-saving element).

It might take some work in planning sensible cross-supports, but I've been well pleased with it.

Until you're aware of it you'll never be able to reap the benefits!

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Re:Another “proper” engine for Hawick.

Postby Ex-Pat » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:27 pm

The significance of my comment above was that Jim's very much tongue-in-cheek suggested 65285 & 65287 both worked from Kipps shed and had cut-down chimneys for working the Gartsherrie branch.

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Meet 65317 – I decided to just get on with this one
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and I have covered the work involved in my Workbench thread at: viewtopic.php?f=49&t=51636&p=664982#p664982

I’ll now have to get back to the buildings work (although something I should be obtaining at Model Rail Scotland will divert my attention yet again!).

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Re: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)

Postby manna » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:25 pm

G'Day Gents

Nothing there jars the senses, a good honest workday 0-6-0, bit clean, but a few dubs with a paintbrush will fix that, good modelling.

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Re: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)

Postby Ex-Pat » Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:40 pm

Thanks manna, but, as mentioned in the Workbench thread, I intend to undertake one mass weathering project in due course.

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Meet the Joker of the Pack – 60097 “Humorist”

Postby Ex-Pat » Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:21 am

The first A3 I bought was many years ago at the Hawick exhibition – it was 60068 Sir Visto (a re-named secondhand model). I was never overly happy with it as it had a double chimney and later style emblem, neither appropriate to my time period. The latter could easily be rectified, but substituting the double chimney would prove troublesome.

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this is Sir Visto before work began


Hatton’s Sale of the Century last year came to the rescue as I couldn’t resist two more ski-slope Minoru’s at only £71 each. One is destined to become 60037 Hyperion and, much better, here was a heaven-sent opportunity to utilize Sir Visto’s double chimney by converting it to 60097 Humorist and then transferring Sir Visto’s nameplates to the other Minoru.

Humorist not only had a double chimney but also A2 style smoke deflectors thus making it the most easily identifiable A3.

The first job was to try and salvage the Sir Visto nameplates for re-use. With this particular model I found that the nameplate was like a circlip and could be pushed up through the splasher by sqeezing the 2 lugs together.

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this is the removed nameplate – the smokebox numberplate presented no problem


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Here I have removed the Sir Visto plates to reveal the model’s original Flying Scotsman nameplate


The construction of the smoke deflectors came next, and I have covered this in my Workbench thread at: viewtopic.php?f=49&t=51636&p=667224#p667224

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Attention then turned to the new numberplates from Fox Transfers – these also included works plates. There was no trouble in fitting these.


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Because the smoke deflectors hid the usual side of smokebox position for works plates Humorist had its works plates just below the number on the cabside. It was therefore necessary to scrape off the existing works plates (although the smoke deflectors would hide them in any event) and also file away the smokebox handrail knob to enable the smoke deflectors to sit in the correct position


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Re: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)

Postby Ex-Pat » Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:39 am

After glueing the smoke deflectors into position Humorist was commissioned

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Humorist sets off for Edinburgh on a service from Carlisle.


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Note the works plate on cabside


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the unique front end of Humorist


P.S.The builders are still on strike as far as the rest of the layout goes.

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Re: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)

Postby manna » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:20 pm

G'Day Gents

What a nice easy convert, simple, but very effective. :D

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