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DCC Fitting to J39

Posted by on Jun 6, 2011 in Featured, Workbench | 0 comments

DCC Fitting to J39

I’ve done quite a few of these little beasts so thought I’d share my final solution. Easy to strip down as there’s no valve gear/cylinders etc, just remove the tiny screw that holds on the linkage off the centre driver on the right. undo the two screws underneath and prise off the plastic cover plate from the rear – Wheelset drops out. Just 3 more screws and it comes apart. Reassembly is another thing with this model! Remove the motor and the little springs/pads. I use a TCS-M1 as with most split chassis these days, cut approx 25mm off the end of the orange and grey...

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Building a 9F Crosti

Posted by on Jun 4, 2011 in Featured, Workbench | 0 comments

Building a 9F Crosti

When the Vicar of St Peter’s Church Mansfield asked me about a Crosti boliered 9F I leapt at the chance to build one for him. Golden Arrow Productions offers a resin body kit as well as the matching tender body. So in short order I had a resin kit for a “full” as built loco and a donor Triang/Hornby R550 9F from the eventual owner. The R550 is an old version dating from 1973 which has the original permanently coupled tender and Fleischmann derived “Silver Seal” tender drive that was to lead to a bit more work than if I’d gone with a later 9F. Starting with the tender, the...

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