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0-4-0 quick makeover

Postby Bufferstop » Tue May 22, 2018 11:44 am

Last month Railway Modeller had an article on converting the Triang Polly/Nellie 0-4-0 to an 0-6-0 using the Dapol Terrier chassis. I spotted a reasonable looking body on Ebay and thought I could do something similar. Here's the starting point
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and the chassis courtesy of Electrotren and Golden Valley Hobbies
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The missing steps are no loss, the front ones would have fouled the cylinders, and the cab steps look decidedly anaemic, the buffers I have and I'll forgive it the "Lord of the Isles" dome. I might even have a go at replacing the handrail with a wire one. Watch this space.
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Re: 0-4-0 quick makeover

Postby alex3410 » Tue May 22, 2018 12:10 pm

This looks like a really interesting project, i am looking forward to seeing how you get on with it :D

off to dig out Terrier chassis i am sure i have somewhere :lol:

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Re: 0-4-0 quick makeover

Postby Graham456 » Tue May 22, 2018 6:18 pm

I to shall be watching as I also liked the look of the conversion useing a dapol terrier, so will be interested in what it looks like useing the electrogen chassis as I acquired one of these chassis to do the Plymouth and devonport 0-6-2t also featured in a magazine the other month
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Re: 0-4-0 quick makeover

Postby Emettman » Tue May 22, 2018 10:42 pm

I'm looking forward to seeing the results!

I have an 0-4-2 Nellie, which started with the smaller-wheeled version of the Bachmann junior 0-6-0 chassis.

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Re: 0-4-0 quick makeover

Postby Bufferstop » Tue May 22, 2018 10:44 pm

I've fabricated an extension block for the end of the chassis. Now I've got something to measure I'll see if I can print one. It's going to be a fingers crossed job as there will be a small overhang at one end, and my printer doesn't like overhangs.
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Re: 0-4-0 quick makeover

Postby Emettman » Wed May 23, 2018 8:01 am

Bufferstop wrote:my printer doesn't like overhangs.


Knowing essentially nothing in this area: give the overhang section 2 (or 4...) slim vertical pins as "scaffolding" ?

My morning first cup of tea may or may not have just cut in.

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Re: 0-4-0 quick makeover

Postby Bufferstop » Wed May 23, 2018 1:19 pm

Small overhangs are worse to deal with as there's not much space in which to build "support" it's more a case of try it and see how much distortion it causes, If it really fails I'll leave it solid and cut it out by hand. (Well perhaps with the Dremel)
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Re: 0-4-0 quick makeover

Postby Bufferstop » Wed May 23, 2018 4:21 pm

I've printed my extension block and after a little filing it's a firm fit into the rear of the chassis, a 10BA brass screw through the existing hole is self tapped into the block. I've super glued a block of scrap plastic onto the end of the chassis to take a screw through the hole in the back of the bunker to be used for securing the body.
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It was either utilise the existing hole or fill it. I could have printed the block in black PLA rather than the natural but when there's fettling and fitting to be done black is more difficult to see. The next step devise a fastening for the front of the body. I've just noticed the hole in the chimney goes right through, I wonder :idea:
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Re: 0-4-0 quick makeover

Postby Bufferstop » Fri May 25, 2018 6:29 pm

Bit of an Update. I went off the idea of the big screw down the chimney, too corny and 1970s! So I made up a tab and slot out of plasticard.
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If you look inside the body you'll also see I've fitted the cab back sheet dividing it off from the bunker. I've given the inside of the cab a coat of light grey, and £D printed a very simple firebox and boiler back. More printing, some replacement cab steps, and some infilling of the window slots to give oval "porthole windows. I turned a replacement whistle by mounting a bit of 2mm brass rod in my drill stand, with the head swung round 90 degrees, then I attacked it with a couple of swiss files.
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Still to do, PVA glaze the windows, some real coal in the bunker and decide what to do about that phone number, (it was that of the Rovex factory at Margate). It's hot stamped so will leave an imprint even if the paint comes off!
Oh and find a driver for that big cab side opening.
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Re: 0-4-0 quick makeover

Postby Mountain » Fri May 25, 2018 6:58 pm

It looks good to me! :)
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Re: 0-4-0 quick makeover

Postby GeraldH » Fri May 25, 2018 8:24 pm

Nice work, all you need now is a driver leaning out of the cab.
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Re: 0-4-0 quick makeover

Postby Emettman » Sat May 26, 2018 9:16 am

Looking good!
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Re: 0-4-0 quick makeover

Postby Bufferstop » Sat May 26, 2018 7:24 pm

No photo of today's progress don't have a macro lens, cab windows glazed with PVA, apart from a trial on an old 0-4-0 body yesterday, first time I've tried it. Used Evostic Resin W, gives blobs the right size. Dried perfectly clear. The other job was real coal in the bunker. Couldn't find my tub of crushed coal, so it was a trip to the bunker in the yard, and a few minutes work with the 1lb miniaturising tool.
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Re: 0-4-0 quick makeover

Postby Bufferstop » Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:22 pm

Here's a bit of video of the 0-6-0 propelling the inspection saloon down the line. It's been sat around for a couple of weeks whilst the annual chaos which is the exam marking season takes over this household. Now I must get back to those motor bogies.
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Re: 0-4-0 quick makeover

Postby Dad-1 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:54 pm

A quick makeover ?
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