OO Scottish Loco’s 66-68 (pt3)

Here  is the third batch of Loco’s used on my Garage layout. This batch is 24’s and 25’s, some are allocated and some are visitors. Again all are fitted with a tension lock at one end and detailed at the other, this is except one Class 24 that has tension locks at both ends to allow for double heading with other ‘Blue Star’ compatible Loco’s. With these Loco’s I have tried to have as many different liveries as possible – however I did note at least another four varieties.

3 x 24’s and 4 x 25’s.

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OO Scottish Loco’s 66-68 (pt2)

Here are another batch of loco’s that were used on my Garage Layout. This time they are all Bachmann, some allocated, some visitors. They were again weathered using the airbrush and powders. Please note around the time of purchase Bachmann were over oiling/greasing the gears in there loco’s, and this hindered the weathering with powder a bit.

They are 2 x 20 – 2 x 40 – 1 x 45 and 1 x 47.

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OO Scottish Loco’s 66-68 (pt 1)

Here are the Heljan Loco’s that used to run on my Garage Layout. Since I have modelled more in O Gauge the use of this layout has diminished. I have to say that its future is in doubt, although an amendment is possible rather than scrapping – we will see. I subtly weathered these Loco’s about seven years ago, using both the airbrush and weathering powders.  This batch is 3 x 26 – 1 x 27 – 1 x 17, the Bachmann loco’s will follow on another post. All have been detailed one end and have tension lock at the other.

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Update on Multi Purpose Plank

Well, to start with, it is no longer a O Gauge Plank – it is now multi gauge with OO gauge track, magnet and ‘spratt’ height gauge added.

Although I have moved more towards O gauge, I still have some OO stock left and due to rising costs I may well use the OO as a fall back.

The only thing I need to purchase for the plank is a set of OO rolling roads.

I have Glued the original O Gauge rolling road Box to the Plank and will do the same with any new OO rolling road.

Finally, yes there is room for a N Gauge Track, if put under pressure by my son.

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OO Steam Heating Class B1 Locomotive

I have always fancied having a go at one of these ‘semi’ withdrawn loco’s. Being from East Anglia and remembering them at Norwich, Ipswich and Gt Yarmouth, it was just a matter of time before having a go.

Another thing that provoked this exercise was that when looking through the Fox Transfer catalogue, I spotted what I needed.

I found a few photographs of various loco’s and decided on ‘Department No.17’ This was ex Thompson B1 Loco No 61059, a Ipswich Loco. Sadly none of the photographs were colour, so it was a case of relying on my memories of seeing these loco’s.

Two points that I discovered after the renumbering were that the transfers were a bit on the large side and slightly wrong for this loco. Summing up, I considered this a weathering exercise of the generally unloved carriage heating B1’s.

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