Julian
I have had one of these DJM, 0-6-0ST LMR Austerity locos for a while.

DSC02210.jpg  It arrived with various additional bits to add, but I can't find anywhere which this might fit.  There is no mention of where in any of the paperwork, which came with it.

DSC02199.jpg  Does anyone have any ideas where it might go?  I can't see anywhere underneath which is asking for something to be attached,  Maybe a Coal Bunker shutter?  Maybe to fit under the Boiler?

It would be really good to find an answer to the puzzle, which has been there for what seems like an age.

Regards

Julian
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Bunkerbarge
I had exactly the same model, the LNER version, and I couldn't find out either!!  Maybe someone will come up with the answer.
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Julian
Bunkerbarge wrote:
I had exactly the same model, the LNER version, and I couldn't find out either!!  Maybe someone will come up with the answer.


Thank you Richard.  

I wondered if it might be associated with other versions of the loco, apparently so.  There are more people out there who have the same question...  and it must be possible that one of the recipients has recognised what DJ might have envisaged.....  hopes that the designer might respond would be very encouraging, although circumstances would seem to indicate that to be less than likely.

J
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Bunkerbarge
I don't think we are going to get much assistance from the manufacturer anymore!  Great shame though as I think it is a superb model.  Mine has a sound decoder and a stay alive capacitor in it and it runs beautifully.
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Ruffnut Thorston
I wonder if this mystery part is designed to fit on top of the chassis, under the boiler, with the visible side on top.

It may be a representation of the top parts of the inside valve gear?
Best wishes,

Ruff...
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Mister Rusty
Hi Ruff
Exactly my thoughts, too.
On the LMR locos, the motion was painted red when l cabbed it in 1963 😃
Pete
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Bunkerbarge
I have just found this in a good review:

Detailing components include an etched set of fire irons, plastic brake pipework and a plug in section to indicate the internal motion which sits on the chassis top. A nice idea but if plugged in it makes the running plate under the boiler look solid, so it doesn’t achive the result intended.

I think you guys may have nailed it.
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Bunkerbarge
I also came across a description attached to a YouTube video that said the same thing.
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Ruffnut Thorston
Great....so glad that part is now identified.

I can see that the part would fill the space too well.

If the part had a recess with the dummy gear in it, it would look better.

As supplied, it is just too flat.
Best wishes,

Ruff...
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Mister Rusty
It could always be drilled, filed, painted etc to let light through...........................
It does not have to be left alone, that's for collectors, not modellers.
A modeller will always modify to suit their personal choices, mine will be cut out when l can find one in LMR blue.
My aunt's cottage was 150 yards from part of the Woolmer loop. Happy days in the 50s and early 60s down there.
6 weeks at a time, all due to a bad chest as a kid.
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Julian
Terrific guys, thank you very much.  Based on your information, I found the space under the boiler and tried the plastic piece, which dropped in easily.  When I looked at it, the "bits" for the Valve Gear were visible [in the right light], but so was the intervening flat remaining plastic.  I agree with Pete, it needs surgery and paint if it is to be fitted, although looking at what would remain, it may be easier to fashion a replacement. 

DJM 196 isn't the best of runners, for a number of reasons discussed in several places, but it will get plenty of attention to CVs, as well as the Valve Gear.  I don't reckon on replicating the flat tyres I donated to the full size 196, whilst driving it with a coach and 20 ton Brake behind.  

Lucky relation Pete and delightful to get the time to enjoy LMR's faculties.  LMR was such a wonderful place, designed and stocked to be able to teach soldiers how to provide rail transport under any circumstances abroad, at war.  Wood, coal, oil and diesel [electric was taught but not stocked - for obvious reasons if you just think how easy that would be to stop working in a war situation - or all too often causing network standstill, in UK peacetime].  I confess to being very grateful for Kitchener being oil fired, as shovelling coal at near 90 MPH on a 9F might have been rather hectic.  Did you get to sit on Queen Victoria's arm chairs on Her coaches, quite how they came to be at LMR, I was never informed..... such an amazing place.  Lucky you!

Regards

J
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Mister Rusty
Julian,
Thanks.
No, l was not lucky enough to get around the camp, but l was smuggled around the Woolmer loop in 196 for the cab-ride.
I do remember the filming of Bhowani Junction's derailment scene.
3 attempts , and the loco would not behave, it kept staying upright. The bogie from one of the coaches rested by the under-bridge for several years.
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Julian
Julian,
Thanks.
No, l was not lucky enough to get around the camp, but l was smuggled around the Woolmer loop in 196 for the cab-ride.
I do remember the filming of Bhowani Junction's derailment scene.
3 attempts , and the loco would not behave, it kept staying upright. The bogie from one of the coaches rested by the under-bridge for several years.


Watching the filming and 196 ride must have been fantastic for that age - what an absolute treat - deliciously "smuggled"!

Apparently the loco you saw misbehaved badly because it was a wood replica and refused to behave like a toppling, top heavy steam loco.  It seems that even the film industry had the same problems as the rest of us.

Regards

J

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