Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

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Re: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

Postby Lysander » Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:11 pm

PinkNosedPenguin wrote:Nameplates arrived from Narrow Planet, so now my Simplex is "Stanley" and has DCC address #4 8)
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Have only just seen this - it's a delight and nicely painted, too.

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Re: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

Postby Pete » Fri May 04, 2018 8:41 pm

I have to agree that really is a nice :)

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Re: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Mon May 07, 2018 4:30 pm

Many thanks for nice comments - I'm really enjoying the opportunity narrow gauge is giving me to build some interesting models that I hope have character 8)

BTW, my current loco build is being documented over on my competition thread . . .

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Re: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

Postby Longvallon » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:38 am

Very interesting thread. I will follow it with great interest.
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Re: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:46 pm

Thanks lonvallon, here is the result of my latest loco build (from the competition thread) which was the conversion of a Bachmann Porter:

Here are my before and after photos:

ImageIMG_8439 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr
ImageIMG_8512 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr


ImageIMG_8440 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr
ImageIMG_8513 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr


ImageIMG_8441 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr
ImageIMG_8514 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr


ImageIMG_8442 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr
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One last thing I will try to do before declaring this build complete is take a short video of Doris running, perhaps with Mabel . . . !

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Re: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:08 pm

As threatened, here is a video of Doris and Mabel
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This now completes Doris . . .

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Re: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:50 pm

A delightful little fleet. Can't wait to see the home you create for them. In amongst the buildings perhaps, tight corners and wagon turntables!
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Re: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:05 pm

As mentioned elsewhere, I have been on holiday (and visiting family) in the USA. Whilst in Connecticut we visited the Essex Steam Railway where I noticed a Porter which bore a family resemblance to my recently converted loco (although the full size one was an 0-6-0).

Apparently:
On January 9, 2009, The Friends of The Valley Railroad, a volunteer organization working with the railroad to perform track work, equipment maintenance and many other tasks, took possession of Simons Wrecking #2, a Porter 0-6-0 tank engine from the city of Peabody, Massachusetts which had been part of the famed Steamtown collection. The engine will be cosmetically restored for the time being while donations are raised for the potential to return it to steam.

Photos below:
ImageDSC_0099 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr
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Re: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

Postby Mountain » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:28 pm

Very nice. They have a very generous loading gauge over there. Even those little locos are large compared to ours.
Enjoying 7mm narrow gauge.


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