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 Posted: Sat Dec 7th, 2019 10:19 pm
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Hello Gerold,

I am from Adelaide, South Australia, home of the 900 class,
built at South Australian Railways, Islington Workshops,
using English Electric components.

They were a great locomotive.

Yours is certainly a banged up model,
it may or may not concern you, especially as you have painted it,
but there is something wrong with your nose/wind screen area,
it should be flatter.

I thought it may have been camera angle,
but the mis-shape appears the same in all the photos.

Those models are something of 'holy grail' status down here,
when they come up for sale they go for ridiculous dollars,
and you bought one in Vienna.

???

I don't have one but know a few that do.
 
Are you after any particular detail photo or just general photo's?

You are correct about the silver colours,
the flat side panels and doors were Stainless Steel,
and the nose V was painted silver.
 
I have a resin body kit to build up,
but alas, no brass version.


Wayne from Oz




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Hi Wayne,

You are correct,
something is wrong with the windshield area.
Wasn't so obvious before painting...

I haven't seen accident marks,
no idea what's the history of it.

Think I leave it as is,
I am not enthusiastic to hammer on it now after painting.

I bought it at ebay in Germany,
with a number of unrelated Overland parts.

I have seen pictures of the resin model online,
it sells for top bucks too!

By chance, I have a good friend in Adelaide,
who volunteered to order SAR decals for me locally (at Ozrail)
I guess they were done for the resin version?




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After interruptions due to other projects, family, job, adapting a room for model RR use...... 
Made up my mind to finish her.

Fabricated the missing rear skirts and the fuel tank, added lead weights,
applied decals I got from Adelaide, with the help of my friends Russ & Ray.

Now only the wiring for the LEDs has to be connected,
and tank attached to the underbody. 







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Looking really good Gerold.

You must be very pleased.





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Gerold

Impressive rebuild from what you started with.

Looking forward to more of your projects.





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Ken, Doug, I appreciate your kind words.  
Will upload more photos from my files.


First trials just now... 
Some adjustments, tinkered with light functions,
now I am really happy.

Have set light functions so I can control everything manually,
no goofy directional changing of lights.
 
And both the number board on the cab roof,
and the marker lights are controlled individually.

And, she has a working backup light.







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A restoration well done.  :apl:  :apl:


.................Peter.




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