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My collection

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:43 pm
by atnas666
Hi Guys Sorry if this is the wrong place to post (may be we need a show off section) But thought id show them off

But here is some of my inherited collection from my late father (some in a sorry state)
Image Makes motor noise does not move :cry:
Image SpitFire Great condition non running tho :cry:
Image Melted :cry:
ImageBoxes for above
Image Noisy runner. 1 exhaust, 2bumpers, 1 walkway Missing but runs great :D If any one has replacemnts give me a shout
Image X7 with some hocks missing otherwise great shape :D
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Plus some rolling stock shown in this video1 https://youtu.be/p5IZsZf4XTc and some more not shown

There was many more but have no idea where they have vanished to throughout the years of living in boxes etc

Some of mine to add to the collection
Received a week ago new still sealed And God she is great
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My dad passed away the same year these came out and remember him saying he always wanted a Mallard But did not match his southern collection. But Know there is one! Video of her running https://youtu.be/W7C6De0ogR4

Also received this in the post today Image in mint condition with working interior lights (roof not scratched just dirt.
I remember as a kid every year we would go on holiday to dartmouth and ride in this so thought it fitting to add to the collection. (Also in above video1.)

Today i brought this baby. Image
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The detail on her is amazing Oh she was pulling the load in the above video1.

Oh and again sorry if this is in the wrong place.
Plus any advice on getting the old ones going would be gratefully received

Re: My collection

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:37 pm
by Ken Shabby
Check the cylinder block on the Bulleid Pacific hasn't split into 2 pieces where it's screwed to the chassis. This happened to my one and my best mates Bulleid as well. Both were received as Christmas present in 1986, both failed with this fault which jammed the motion within 2 years.
Sadly the replacement cylinder block for this loco is a hard to find now.
Ken

Re: My collection

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:28 pm
by atnas666
^Hi and thanks but u kinda lost me. bit new to this

Re: My collection

Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:49 pm
by DonB
Nice collection.
It would appear that Spitfire's piston rod is not correctly engaged in the slidebar.
Be careful though, as it is very easy to break them, and has already been mentioned, they aren't easy to come by.

Re: My collection

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:45 am
by atnas666
Thanks im gonna take her to my local really want to get her working,,,

Re: My collection

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:46 am
by atnas666
also need to find some corridors for dmu 110 as 2 are missing cant get them any where apart from buying a broken 1 which i may have to do

Re: My collection

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:44 am
by Ironduke
Nice King class and I love that observation car.

Re: My collection

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:08 am
by End2end
Great collection! :D
I really want one of those lit observation cars.
Can you post the make and model number please atnas666?
And also any info that came with it about running on DCC 'lit up'.
Thanks
End2end

Re: My collection

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:10 am
by luckymucklebackit
End2end wrote:Great collection! :D
I really want one of those lit observation cars.
Can you post the make and model number please atnas666?
And also any info that came with it about running on DCC 'lit up'.
Thanks
End2end


I have the BR maroon version, only gripe about it is that there is no coupling (or NEM pocket) at the observation end, I had to fabricate a gizmo that fits over the buffers to remove it from the back of train and shunt it around.

Jim

Re: My collection

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:23 am
by End2end
luckymucklebackit wrote:I have the BR maroon version, only gripe about it is that there is no coupling (or NEM pocket) at the observation end, I had to fabricate a gizmo that fits over the buffers to remove it from the back of train and shunt it around.
Jim

Is it supposed to?
I thought the observation coach ran at the rear end of the train so nothing blocks the rear view.
To be honest the only time i've seen the real observation coach was from atop Corfe Castle looking down at Corfe station where the ob coach was at the rear.
Thanks
End2end

Re: My collection

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:29 am
by luckymucklebackit
End2end wrote:
luckymucklebackit wrote:I have the BR maroon version, only gripe about it is that there is no coupling (or NEM pocket) at the observation end, I had to fabricate a gizmo that fits over the buffers to remove it from the back of train and shunt it around.
Jim

Is it supposed to?
I though the observation coach ran at the rear end of the train so nothing blocks the rear view.
To be honest the only time i've seen the real observation coach was from atop Corfe Castle looking down at Corfe station where the ob coach was at the rear.
Thanks
End2end


But when the train arrives at its destination, you have to get a pilot locomotive on the back to remove the observation car, take it to the turntable and get it turned. then get it positioned at the back of the outgoing service. This is probably the reason why the prototype was discontinued!

Jim

Re: My collection

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:33 am
by End2end
luckymucklebackit wrote:But when the train arrives at its destination, you have to get a pilot locomotive on the back to remove the observation car, take it to the turntable and get it turned. then get it positioned at the back of the outgoing service. This is probably the reason why the prototype was discontinued!

Jim

AHH! I see! (no pun intended :lol: )
I suppose that, plus the removal of most turntables made the ob coach unworkable or redundant sadly.
Thanks for the additional info Jim. :)
End2end

Re: My collection

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:55 am
by Ironduke
End2end wrote:Is it supposed to?

it does have buffers and the real ones have a screw link coupling.

Re: My collection

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:23 pm
by luckymucklebackit
Sorry to further hijack this post, but this was my solution to the lack of a coupling on the Observation ca

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JIm

Re: My collection

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:47 pm
by atnas666
End2end wrote:Great collection! :D
I really want one of those lit observation cars.
Can you post the make and model number please atnas666?
And also any info that came with it about running on DCC 'lit up'.
Thanks
End2end

Hi mate this is the model of the one i have Hornby R4377 (has sprung buffers) has internal lights but no instructions for dcc. as mentioned no coupling on the rear end.


Also guys if u wanna see the real thing that this one is modled on it is on the Paignton - Dartmouth line in devon railway Image

And as u like it so much here are some more pictures of it
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