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
ImageDSC_0100 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.
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Re: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:27 pm

I decided to get my temporary 'layout' out again today and play trains :D. Good fun adjusting the speeds of my 4 locos so they kept a constant distance apart (oh the joys of DCC!).

Mind you, there were occasionally some significant hazards on the line . . .
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Re: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

Postby TimberSurf » Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:45 pm

Do they do 8x4ft foosball tables?
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Re: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

Postby Mountain » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:50 pm

Its great to see you back PNP with your lovely models. Your cat loves them too!
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Re: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:30 pm

Mountain wrote:Its great to see you back PNP with your lovely models. Your cat loves them too!

Thanks Mountain, yes it true. He (Pitch) was very interested in them, but luckily didn't take a swipe with his paw . . . :o

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

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:44 am

Yesterday I was pleasantly surprised to find I had a wagon kit I hadn't made up yet :D - a Smallbrook Studio Inside Bearing Tub Waggon. It took my fancy because of the 'inside bearings' configuration.

It is a simple kit to construct:
ImageIMG_9212 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

It didn't take long to build & paint, and add some weathering:
ImageIMG_9217 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

Here it is posed with Doris:
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Re: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:15 pm

After seeing these slate wagons at LLechwedd over half term, I was inspired to add loads to some of my wagons :D
ImageIMG_9168 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

Like the above I wanted to pack slate into a wagon, but probably not such thin slate! Hence I ordered some 1/24th scale slate roof tiles off ebay (intended for roofing dolls houses) which I thought might be an appropriate size. A pack of 250 of them duly arrived:
ImageIMG_9220 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

I started by just laying a row in the wagon:
ImageIMG_9221 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

Heartened by the look of this I filled the wagon and glued in place using watered down PVA - I didn't think it practical to make this load removable:
ImageIMG_9223 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr
ImageIMG_9225 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

I also wanted to add some coal to the tub wagon I had just constructed, and found a video online from 'TeacherTiger' which showed an interesting technique. First you cut a small piece of polystyrene to fit into the wagon:
ImageIMG_9218 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr
The small nails were an attempt to allow the load to be removed using a magnet (though not sure if this will work as I haven't got a magnet strong enough!).

This was painted black and then, using the technique from the video, placed inside the wagon inside some cling film. Coal was then added dry, followed by spraying with water and adding diluted PVA (i.e. similar to ballasting track). At this point it looked like this (sorry for poor quality photo):
ImageIMG_9219 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

After about FOUR DAYS drying time (!) I removed the cling film to reveal:
ImageIMG_9229 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

Which looks like this in the wagon:
ImageIMG_9227 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr


To finish off this post, here are the wagons behind Mabel:
ImageIMG_9228 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr


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