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 Member

    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 Member

    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.
     
  9. Marc Dobson

    Marc Dobson Member

    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 Member

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

    marc