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Old 25-05-2018, 09:05 PM   #1
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OK picked these up for about 12 quid each. Repaint time.

They're both going to be black, so I've put them in together. The J50 will be an LNER freight loco and the 5700 class a BR tank

One of them is even a runner

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Very nice. I used to have one of those pannier tanks and they can be made to look far more realistic by painting the fronts of the panniers in matt black along with the tops of the splashers (Mudguards). As you are painting it in B.R. black anyway....
I love the motors in those locos. So easy to repair and work with. Also, as they get older they start to run beautifully... Quiet and sooth. When new they are jerky and tight. It takes years to wear them in, but once worn in they run lovely.
The body looks very lose and high on the back of the pannier tank.
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Yeah cos I chucked it back on for the photo, its not down properly
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The two tabs at the back and the half hidden screw below the pannier tanks holds the body on. Some of them had a smoke generator, and all of them had magnadhesion which really did work, but needs steel track to take advantage of the feature.
You can also take the top of the body off by gently pulling the chimney area. (Dont pull the copper bit at the top unless you want the copper top to come off!)

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OK thats the J50 done, the 57 class is waiting for a pin striping session. I happened to notice the wheel configuration of this loco with the middle axle closer to the front axle. It was known in the trucking world as a Chinese 6 configuration and was briefly popular in the 1960s.



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I can't wait to see it after the weathering :-)
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Nice job. Look good.
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Fantastic Wolfie. Its looking great!
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Lovely piece of work
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I can't wait to see it after the weathering :-)
Weathering?? Hmmm never thought of that.....
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