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Doris - 3.5" Black Five
« on: October 13, 2016, 01:12:58 PM »
My Uncle sadly passed away during the summer. My Aunty kindly gave me his Doris, Black 5, that he spent about 20+ years making! I`ve yet to have it steaming but wanted to show you some photos.













If anyone has any info about this engine or has any comments, I`d appreciate it. I`m looking forward to running it.

All the best

Chris
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Re: Doris - 3.5" Black Five
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2016, 01:41:48 PM »
Very nice  :thumbup:

When was it last steamed ? Probably a while ago, so get a boiler test performed before it ends in tears  :bugeye:
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Re: Doris - 3.5" Black Five
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2016, 02:04:34 PM »
Thanks Andrew, it is a lovely looking engine.

It has come with 10+ years of boiler certificates and the last one was April this year, 2016. It was last run late spring, May this year. It has been well looked after as were all his engines. He was actually an avid Gauge 1 enthusiast.

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Re: Doris - 3.5" Black Five
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2016, 02:29:37 PM »
One of LBSC's in the Model engineer April 1948 2449 .
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Re: Doris - 3.5" Black Five
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2016, 02:40:27 PM »
Thank you for that Chipenter. So this was a build in ME magazine? I didn`t know that.
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Re: Doris - 3.5" Black Five
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2016, 03:16:34 PM »
Beautiful loco that.

Always thought Black 5 were a handsome engine.

Can you drive a steam loco?

As you mentioned Springfield park and Rochdale you will get all the help you need there!
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Re: Doris - 3.5" Black Five
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2016, 04:56:40 PM »
I have the mags saved as PDF's
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Re: Doris - 3.5" Black Five
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2016, 04:28:52 PM »
What a nice inheritance Chris looks a lovely used model, better than a shelf queen it looks like its done some work just as it should be.

Jeff nice to read that issue of Model Engineer but no adverts in the PDF version. i love looking at the old prices. my collection of mags starts at 1950, I always enjoyed the LBSC words and music.

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Re: Doris - 3.5" Black Five
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2016, 04:45:47 PM »
The adverts wern't removed for the PDF the older the mag the fewer there are .
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Re: Doris - 3.5" Black Five
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2016, 03:44:16 PM »
Cheers Jeff some nice reading there.  :clap:

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Re: Doris - 3.5" Black Five
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2016, 03:53:09 PM »
Keighley & Worth Valley railway often run a Black Five. Reminds me of the old days when 'train spotter' wasn't a derogatory term.

Very nice model.

Dave.