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Offline Michael4  
#1 Posted : 16 July 2019 14:31:34(UTC)
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...and it is. Judging by the pickup and the motor etc this is an unused loco. At least it was never described as 'mint'.

Just shows what the wrong storage conditions can do, particularly to this loco which nearly always seems to have paint problems

UserPostedImageIMG_3942 by dralowid, on Flickr

All the paint came off it using a fingernail and sticky tape. The plastic moulding has quite a glossy sheen to it which might explain why the paint comes off!

Originally I bought it for spare parts since I need pantographs like this which are expensive.
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Offline DaleSchultz  
#2 Posted : 16 July 2019 17:23:10(UTC)
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I think it could be made to look like a loco standing in the weeds awaiting restoration. Pantographs used on a working one....
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Offline dominator  
#3 Posted : 16 July 2019 23:07:32(UTC)
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Paint coming off like that is typical. My 3053 with the single row ventilators started loosing paint from the plastic body from day 1. The metal frame is perfect though. A lot came of with the fingernail but I used brake fluid to remove it all.
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I can believe that loco wasn't used, but it had to be handled to get like that. The paint on mine started curling. The silver on the roof started coming off first and I touched it up with silver paint which I could nearly match.
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Offline Michael4  
#4 Posted : 17 July 2019 16:35:15(UTC)
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This is my second 3054, both have provision for a central light fitting but neither have the fitting itself. Yes the loco has obviously been handled roughly in the past. I've given it it a coat of grey primer for now, it may end up looking like it has just left the works on the way to the body shop!

UserPostedImageIMG_3946 by dralowid, on Flickr
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Offline TEEWolf  
#5 Posted : 17 July 2019 17:25:13(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Michael4 Go to Quoted Post
This is my second 3054, both have provision for a central light fitting but neither have the fitting itself. Yes the loco has obviously been handled roughly in the past. I've given it it a coat of grey primer for now, it may end up looking like it has just left the works on the way to the body shop!

UserPostedImageIMG_3946 by dralowid, on Flickr


Laugh Is this the new Grey Britain livery for trains?BigGrin
CS 3 is a controller system from Märklin - not a central station.
Offline 60904  
#6 Posted : 18 July 2019 14:23:14(UTC)
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It does look good. This is a loco for hauling SJ X2000 after a breakdown.
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Offline petestra  
#7 Posted : 18 July 2019 14:31:58(UTC)
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I had my 3053 (purchased xmas '66) repainted around 20 years ago. It was worn-looking but not that bad. She has maintained her good looks.

My 3054 has a couple of scratches here and there. Peter. Cool

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Offline Michael4  
#8 Posted : 18 July 2019 23:51:38(UTC)
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But do either have the central roof light?
Offline hxmiesa  
#9 Posted : 19 July 2019 08:43:43(UTC)
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I cant see the photo. It´s marked as "private" even though I am logged in to Flickr... :-/
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Offline dominator  
#10 Posted : 19 July 2019 09:47:40(UTC)
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Mine has the lighted roof area. it had become a candidate for a digital reprogram though as there is a broken wire somewhere which stops it reversing direction once it has been going in reverse. you only have to touch one of th wire around th motor to get it to run in the right direction. Sad really when you consider it has done "f all" miles.
Dereck
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Offline RayF  
#11 Posted : 19 July 2019 10:24:14(UTC)
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My 3054 had some scratches on the beige paint which I touched up with Humbrol enamels. I can't even see where the damage was now.
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as you can see in this old photo the interior is lit. When I converted it to digital it became a digital function.
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These two other locos were also in bad shape and I used the same Humbrol paint to spruce them up:

UserPostedImage

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Offline Michael4  
#12 Posted : 19 July 2019 23:49:21(UTC)
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Can you remember the Humbrol paint colour?
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