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Old 16-05-2018, 02:37 PM   #1
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I've got an old Royal Scot with the strange old narrow couplings. The subframe for the tender has disintegrated and needs fixing. I can do this with Plastex, but I need an appropriate template to make the moulds.

Having searched on ebay, there seems to be a whole load of later Royal Scot class models, including the remodelled one, but these all take the later larger couplings. There are a handful of earlier models.

Anyone know which other models use the same tender? Or got a spare tender with a complete subframe? Or got an old Royal Scot that they want to get rid of, working or not?

*edit* It's this model https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7HCG4EIP2g - coupling shown at 4.50 or so, just after coupling to the coaches.

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Old 16-05-2018, 06:08 PM   #2
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Elaine's Trains has a few spare tenders but not sure if she has one specifically for your locomotive. Is worth a look on her website. Look at her spares section.
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There was no change to the tooling when the couplings were changed.
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I am sure it would be worth getting one of the ones on eBay just to compare and possibly adapt. They are all fairly cheap so you haven't really anything to loose.
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There was no change to the tooling when the couplings were changed.
Thanks - a closer look at the ebay pictures confirms that they just changed the actual coupling itself.

Think I might take a trip to Hattons to take a look at a few - their prices are very reasonable when compared to the ebay auctions. They are very good when compared to some of the BIN prices I have seen.
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Thanks - a closer look at the ebay pictures confirms that they just changed the actual coupling itself.

Think I might take a trip to Hattons to take a look at a few - their prices are very reasonable when compared to the ebay auctions. They are very good when compared to some of the BIN prices I have seen.
I got a tender for my old Hornby B12 (R150) for five pounds of ebay. You just have to keep your eyes open for an auction that no-one else seems interested in and hope you get it for the starting price. I missed a few but got the one I wanted eventually.
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I got a tender for my old Hornby B12 (R150) for five pounds of ebay. You just have to keep your eyes open for an auction that no-one else seems interested in and hope you get it for the starting price. I missed a few but got the one I wanted eventually.
It's always the waiting game with ebay. Know what you want, watch what they go for, don't get sucked in to a bidding war, and try and find the listings that others looking for what you want won't find.

I've just picked up 5 spares or repairs tank engines including a smokey joe that needs a new funnel. I have the skills and materials to craft that new funnel. I wanted the smokey joe, I have one of the others and the other three I could take or leave, but I paid roughly twice what I would have paid for the smokey joe to get all 5. One is definitely going to be resold, raising 10-15 for the cause, smokey will be repaired and kept, and I am yet to decide on the other 3. I tend to always buy broken, poor runners or in larger lots. And I always know my limit. I must have bid on 20 eurostars before I got one because I always stick to my limit.
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