Smokey Joe Conversion

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richrailway
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Smokey Joe Conversion

Postby richrailway » Sat May 01, 2010 8:50 pm

During a drunken ebay session I bidded on and bought for £6 a Hornby Smokey Joe loco. It was described as non working but after cleaning out all the pet hair and bent the contacts back it worked a treat.

However my layout (new one details soon) isn't going to be steam and decided to convert it to a diesel dockyard shunter.

The pistons were cut off and replaced with steps. A new body was constructed out of plasticard loosely based on dockyard shunters I have seen around the country. Its still a bit rough and needs to be cleaned up a bit and some bits filled and given a coat of paint. I'll post some finished pics soon. It will also be converted to DCC.

New body

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it still needs to be painted (obviously), some details picked out like window frames, handrails applied, glazed and working rear lights fitted and wired up to the DCC decoder.
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Re: Smokey Joe Conversion

Postby richrailway » Sun May 02, 2010 2:42 pm

Painted and almost finished..
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Re: Smokey Joe Conversion

Postby Lysander » Sun May 02, 2010 9:46 pm

Nice job there - I like the scratchbuilt cab.

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Re: Smokey Joe Conversion

Postby kiwitram » Mon May 03, 2010 6:49 pm

looks cool, I would have a go but my mum& dad would kill me!!! :shock:

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Re: Smokey Joe Conversion

Postby richrailway » Thu May 06, 2010 8:41 pm

Finished, still to add rear lights and maybe a headlight. I glazed it and fitted a pair of horns that I had from a old broken loco. The DCC decoder has been fitted and set up I'm impressed with how smooth the loco runs I might need to tweak some of the CV values as it is way too quick.
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Might have to try and find some waterslide transfers for it to complete it
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Re: Smokey Joe Conversion

Postby hobby boy » Wed May 19, 2010 6:54 pm

wow that is a huge transformation!! But one thing i can say is that it does look a bit "plasticy"

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Re: Smokey Joe Conversion

Postby Mountain » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:29 pm

I like this. A nice and well executed conversion. You will find it will improve with the more little details that are painted. Its very nice to find little projects like this. (I know its an old thread).
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