Herb Deeks Mine Train complete

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Herb Deeks Mine Train complete

Postby docnjoj » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:57 pm

I have been wanting to build a mine loco for a while but this is what I won on Sneezbay:

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It is a collector item and I hate this because I want to build it. Oh watt to do. It is resin and has track and a transformer. Too bad I use radio. No I don't want to sell it.
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Re: Herb Deeks Mine Train complete

Postby Nevadablue » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:15 pm

Build it! Throw the extra stuff away. 8)
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Re: Herb Deeks Mine Train complete

Postby lesmond » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:20 pm

What Ken said above :)

Build what you want / need of it, modify it to suit, and put the rest on a scrap pile somewhere.

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Re: Herb Deeks Mine Train complete

Postby PeterH » Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:21 pm

I'd go for it. What use is a bag of bits to you if you actually want a mine loco.
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Re: Herb Deeks Mine Train complete

Postby NotHarryPotter » Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:33 am

Post it to me in Australia.

I'll build it for you, take photos and have the loco send you letters every now and then :D
I know, selfless aren't I?

Obviously i'd build it. Just go for it!
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Re: Herb Deeks Mine Train complete

Postby docnjoj » Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:42 am

"Build it and they will come" from Field of dreams. OK it shall be built. Anyways letters from OZ take a really long time to get here. Thanks anyways NotHP but I do appreciate the offer.
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Re: Herb Deeks Mine Train complete

Postby chris69 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:20 pm

You'll have quite a bit of fun with it.I have one of his locos that I built years ago and used it on our club SAWMILL Diorama.
Lately I stripped the upper of the loco ( mine was the diesel with the cab) and will use the drive and chassis for an other loco.
The need some cleaning and if it is from the first run, the parts fit pretty well, the later ones need a bit of "adjustment".
all in all a great kit.CONGRATS for this great find! Oh, the cars need some weight added, otherwise the don't run to well.
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Re: Herb Deeks Mine Train complete

Postby docnjoj » Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:29 pm

Thanks Chris. They even give you little bags of ball bearings to glue in as weight. I would love to see your built up version of the loco, since your skills are legendary. The parts fit pretty well for an old resin kit. Probably from an early pouring.
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Re: Herb Deeks Mine Train complete

Postby chris69 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:34 am

Hi Doc,
thanks for the compliment, highly appreciated.As to the pictures, I will have to do some digging if I can find the old ones. The new loco is only in my mind, so far.
Keep us posted on your progress. You will have fun!
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