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Darran Hughes23/09/2020 15:15:18
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Hello Everyone.

New here so I’m still finding my feet.

Bought a Black 5 locomotive in 3 1/2 gauge that is missing some parts and need a little help in finding the parts or a skilled person to make the parts.

it appears to be missing a front brake pipe fitting (see photo).

And the loco lamps all 10 of them.

any one knowledgeable on this engine to help me out.


SillyOldDuffer23/09/2020 16:53:18
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Welcome Darran. Sorry I can't help with the missing bits but I'm sure someone will know!


Clive Brown 123/09/2020 17:58:45
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Do you need 10 loco. lamps? Even the Queen only gets 4.smiley

Darran Hughes23/09/2020 18:52:11
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Hello Chaps

Thanks for the quick response.
RE loco lamps, I simply counted all the lamp mounting brackets and presumed that they all needed lamps, I should lower my head in shame for not knowing such things.blush

Greensands23/09/2020 20:45:00
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Any chance of posting some more photos of the Black Five?

Darran Hughes24/09/2020 09:03:15
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Certainly Greensands. I have created an album.


Edited By Darran Hughes on 24/09/2020 09:04:51

RMA24/09/2020 09:39:36
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It looks as though from the photo, you're only missing the vacuum pipe and front coupling. The vacuum stand and pipe are easily made. I couldn't find any commercial ones when I looked a while ago, and you can buy the correct coupling from Bruce Engineering (maybe others as well). The rear coupling has been made for connecting a trolley so you don't need a scale one, unless you're only displaying the model.

As said before, you only need four lamps and these are available commercially. Look up head codes on the internet and you'll see where they go.

Hope that helps

Darran Hughes24/09/2020 14:28:15
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Certainly Greensands


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