S7 in the kingdom of Yorkshire

Discussion in 'S7 Group' started by Michael D, 25 May 2018.

  1. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Do like a Deeley..

    JB.
     
  2. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    So do I...here's one I made a lot earlier Gallery

    Col.
     
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  3. Caggers

    Caggers Western Thunderer

    I have just been reading the thread about the NW group, and thought I would pop a picture here for those on this side of the pennines showing some progress on my S7 layout....
    It has grown somewhat since the last time I shared any pictures.
     

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  4. Marc Dobson

    Marc Dobson Western Thunderer

    Did the Deeley start life as a ABS kit? I have an unstarted one in the box of kits that I have never got round to building.

    Marc
     
  5. Caggers

    Caggers Western Thunderer

    Marc,
    I did not build it, but do have the box. I'll take a look and let you know.
    Cheers
    Simon
     
  6. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    The one I built was a Zero Zepher kit from Adrian Swain, went together fairly well, although I bashed it for S7

    Col.
     
  7. Marc Dobson

    Marc Dobson Western Thunderer

    That is the one that I have. Any tips on the conversion? I'm presuming that most of the work will be in the chassis making sure that the valve gear doesn't foul the wheels? I have an Agenoria TVR 0-4-0ST which will need the same treatment.

    Marc
     
  8. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    I pulled the chassis out to 29- 29.5 mm ( not to sure as it was a few years ago ) with new spacers and milled the back off of the cast white metal cylinders, as they are made over width to compensate for the Fudge Scale narrow chassis.
    I think that was about all the major re-work, and then the usual re- profiled wheels and split axles etc.

    Col.
     
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  9. Marc Dobson

    Marc Dobson Western Thunderer

    Doesn't sound insurmountable to do. I have a half built Victory class which can be done at the same time.

    Marc
     
  10. Caggers

    Caggers Western Thunderer

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  11. Marc Dobson

    Marc Dobson Western Thunderer

    I think the ABS/Zero Zepha kits are the same one as the Eric Underhill one.

    marc
     
  12. Caggers

    Caggers Western Thunderer

    Just thought I'd wake up the Yorkshire fokes with a couple of pictures...
     

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  13. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Looks like you'll need some Bushell Sprung bogies for the Kirk Gresleys..

    JB.
     
  14. Caggers

    Caggers Western Thunderer

    I have some Way OH bogie kits for the coaches which I found at a show recently.
     
  15. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Hi Caggers,

    Are they Sprung versions? The bogies don't 'need' to be sprung if all the track is nice and flat, but it definitely improves the running massively..

    JB.
     
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  16. Caggers

    Caggers Western Thunderer

    JB

    I'll need to take a look as I am not sure.