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Latest model conversion from my workbench.

Postby windcutter9f » Sat May 18, 2019 11:54 pm

A Dublo city modified as an Ivatt duchess with a comet models etched tender body.


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Re: Latest model conversion from my workbench.

Postby Mountain » Sun May 19, 2019 7:48 pm

Looks great.

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Re: Latest model conversion from my workbench.

Postby windcutter9f » Sun May 19, 2019 8:00 pm

I forgot the reverser reach rod :(

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Re: Latest model conversion from my workbench.

Postby Lysander » Sun May 19, 2019 9:14 pm

I do like the red plates Ray.

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Re: Latest model conversion from my workbench.

Postby windcutter9f » Sun May 19, 2019 11:29 pm

I found a photo of this loco as exworks on the net.I`m not certain whether the background colour was red or black,i also found a Golden Age loco with this finish & red backed plates.The plates are from the Modelmaster heritage range which are made to fit the raised pad.The LMS livery is correct for late 1947 to early 1948.

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Re: Latest model conversion from my workbench.

Postby Lysander » Mon May 20, 2019 9:12 am

I used Modelmaster plates on my Duchess of Atholl conversion/restoration: they are excellent and, as you said, designed to fit the overscale raised plinth used for the original HD transfer.

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Re: Latest model conversion from my workbench.

Postby windcutter9f » Mon May 20, 2019 10:01 am

I`ve done a lot of conversions on Dublo,Trix,Triang etc,2 rail to 3 rail.If anyone wants to see any,i`ll post on here.In the meantime!,a 2EPB on scrap modified SD coaches with a Dublo emu power unit.

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A Heljan EM1 which is fitted with a switch inside the body to allow 3 rail running from the track or Trix catenary.

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A never produced SR restaurant car using my home produced overlays.

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Re: Latest model conversion from my workbench.

Postby Lysander » Mon May 20, 2019 10:18 am

Keep ‘em coming Ray.

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Re: Latest model conversion from my workbench.

Postby windcutter9f » Mon May 20, 2019 11:41 am

Modern Hornby 2BIL using a Marklin skate under the trailer coach.

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A never produced Dublo Maroon 3 car unit .

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A SD SR full brake.

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Re: Latest model conversion from my workbench.

Postby gtis » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:03 pm

Ray
by any chance are you a member of HRCA
I seem to have seen some on there
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Re: Latest model conversion from my workbench.

Postby windcutter9f » Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:55 am

Sorry for late reply,yes.I tend not to post pics on there because i have to resize pics to get under the 256k limit.

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Re: Latest model conversion from my workbench.

Postby gtis » Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:12 pm

hi ray any photos of the 2BIL and 2EPB
Conversions would be greatful
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Re: Latest model conversion from my workbench.

Postby windcutter9f » Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:57 am

A couple of pics of the Hornby 2BIL conversion with the decoder socket removed & the wheel wiper p/ups wired together for 3 rail operation.The 2nd pic is the Marklin skate fitted to the trailer cab end bogie.The wheel sets b to b was opened out to allow it to operate on Dublo 3 rail points.the skate was wired through to the motor bogie using a plug & socket.

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Re: Latest model conversion from my workbench.

Postby windcutter9f » Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:04 am

The 2EPB came about because at the time,Dublo cab fronts wern`t available,Dart castings supplied the white metal cab fronts.The unit was built on a Dublo poor condition motor car & trailer using home produced overlays.


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Re: Latest model conversion from my workbench.

Postby gtis » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:24 pm

Hi Ray
Thanks for the photos, that plug and socket looks
A good idea is it square brass tube?
I am trying to 3 rail a mainline class 52 no room
On the pickup bogie , so was thinking about putting
The skate on a triang converter wagon and using
A plug and socked
Neil


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