MSS with additional upgrades

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MSS with additional upgrades

Post by steamer68 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:33 pm

Hi I thought I would share a photo of my MSS loco with a few upgraded parts which is enhancing and improving the running performance of this great little loco. Hope you like the picture.
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Re: MSS with additional upgrades

Post by Big Jim » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:54 pm

That looks rather splendid that Kevin. I do like the brass topped chimney.
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Re: MSS with additional upgrades

Post by tom_tom_go » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:59 pm

Chemical blackener required if it was mine :mrgreen:

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Re: MSS with additional upgrades

Post by steamer68 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:28 pm

Thanks Jim and Tom she is getting there a little bit at a time, Tom with me being new can I ask what is chemical blackener and how is it used.
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Post by tom_tom_go » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:40 pm

It is used to blacken metals. I am not a fan of polished brass so I find easier to use than paint and it is durable.

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Re: MSS with additional upgrades

Post by steamer68 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:00 pm

tom_tom_go wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:40 pm
It is used to blacken metals. I am not a fan of polished brass so I find easier to use than paint and it is durable.
Thanks Tom for explaining this to me what I could do is leave the brass so it oxidises naturally so it looks more used and not polished.
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