Oxford Rail N7

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Woodcock29
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Re: Oxford Rail N7

Post by Woodcock29 » Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:25 pm

Could someone who has a BR version of the Oxford N7 please measure the height of the chimney, dome and safety valves for me?

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Andrew

Hatfield Shed
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Re: Oxford Rail N7

Post by Hatfield Shed » Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:47 pm

In that order, 7.8mm, 8mm, 5.5mm (from top of smokebox for the chimney, top of boiler for the dome and valves). That's the BR early crest 69612, which came in a box as 'early BR' E9621...

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Re: Oxford Rail N7

Post by mick b » Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:35 pm

Some one on the Dark Side posted yesterday that they are too high?.

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Re: Oxford Rail N7

Post by Woodcock29 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:52 pm

Thanks Hatfield Shed. As I thought from viewing photos they are too tall. The chimney should be 6mm (1'6") and the dome and safety valves 7.2mm and 4.1mm respectively based on the Isinglass drawing.

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Re: Oxford Rail N7

Post by Hatfield Shed » Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:13 pm

Strange to relate, my better Wills kitbuild for a late 1950s N7 has boiler fittings of those dimensions.

It may just be coincidence, but the OR model's fittings are dimensionally practically identical with those on the Roche drawing of GER 1005. Whatever, I shall mangle it into BR condition form in due course.

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Re: Oxford Rail N7

Post by JASd17 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:23 pm

Surely someone has a proper engineering drawing, as opposed to a Roche, or indeed one of John Edgson's?

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Re: Oxford Rail N7

Post by Bunkerbarge » Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:37 pm

I see Rails Of Sheffield now have the GER version with sound fitted in stock. Has anyone any experience with the sound fitted version and can they share any opinions regarding the sound. Obviously there is a massive saving on the cost of having a high end sound decoder fitted but are you paying for that by compromising on the sound quality?

I'd be interested to know any thoughts.

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Re: Oxford Rail N7

Post by Bunkerbarge » Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:37 pm

So I guess no-one has purchased a sound fitted example.

I'll let you know what mine sounds like when they eventually get around to releasing the version I have ordered, over a year ago!!

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