PNP's 2018 Competition Entry - "O-16.5 Bachmann Porter Conversion"

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Re: PNP's 2018 Competition Entry - "O-16.5 Bachmann Porter Conversion"

Postby alex3410 » Sun May 20, 2018 9:21 pm

:lol: sounds like you have been having a right of time of it!

i have been repainting a loco as well which i have also fitted a new tender and because of this needed to rewire how the DCC chip connects up, its all done but i am avoiding testing it as i have a feeling it wont work :lol:

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Re: PNP's 2018 Competition Entry - "O-16.5 Bachmann Porter Conversion"

Postby Mountain » Mon May 21, 2018 1:39 am

Is the 3D printing material as easy as cast resin is to repair?

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Re: PNP's 2018 Competition Entry - "O-16.5 Bachmann Porter Conversion"

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Tue May 22, 2018 8:42 pm

Some more work over the past couple of evenings 8)
I have:
  • re-attached the side handrail to the saddle tank
  • screwed the saddle tank back onto the chassis
  • glued the cab onto the chassis
  • fitted handrails on one side of the cab
  • shorted the decoder wires and re-soldered
This is the side with handrails (after taking this photo I noticed they had become a bit flattened whilst holding the cab in place waiting for the glue to set! They are now straight again!):
ImageIMG_8482 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

Looking down into the cab (with roof not affixed yet) - the decoder is attached with sticky pad to the left inside wall of the cab - the large keep-alive is at the front of the cab between the two windows. Both have been painted black and I think will be hard to see once the roof is on:
ImageIMG_8483 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

The cab side without handrials (yet):
ImageIMG_8484 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

Preview of how the loco will look with smoke box and roof resting in position:
ImageIMG_8486 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

And yes I HAVE checked that she still runs :lol:

Quite a lot still to do - thanks for reading and commenting . . .

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Re: PNP's 2018 Competition Entry - "O-16.5 Bachmann Porter Conversion"

Postby GWR_fan » Wed May 23, 2018 12:58 am

Mountain wrote:Is the 3D printing material as easy as cast resin is to repair?


I suppose that depends on the parent material used to print the item. On my recent 3D printed V8 motor build a small part on the bellhousing was broken away during reworking for fitment to the boat. Superglue proved to provide a very quick strong bond.

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Re: PNP's 2018 Competition Entry - "O-16.5 Bachmann Porter Conversion"

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Wed May 23, 2018 6:55 pm

GWR_fan wrote:
Mountain wrote:Is the 3D printing material as easy as cast resin is to repair?


I suppose that depends on the parent material used to print the item. On my recent 3D printed V8 motor build a small part on the bellhousing was broken away during reworking for fitment to the boat. Superglue proved to provide a very quick strong bond.


Yeah, its as easy to glue back together as any other plastic material . . .

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Re: PNP's 2018 Competition Entry - "O-16.5 Bachmann Porter Conversion"

Postby Mountain » Thu May 24, 2018 9:52 am

Good. Is good to know it glues well. You have an interesting fleet of locos. I think you're loco fleet is now larger then mine! :)
I have three almost complete locos and another on its way. The issue I have is that I have a few more loco kits to build that I bought a while ago, along with donor locos, but I've not built them yet as I need to build things for them to pull. :lol:

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Re: PNP's 2018 Competition Entry - "O-16.5 Bachmann Porter Conversion"

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Mon May 28, 2018 3:45 pm

Thanks for comments . . .

Not a lot of progress as the weather's been good (unusual for a bank holiday when thunderstorms and flood warnings were given!) but I have added some coal to the coal bunker and painted the cylinders:
ImageIMG_8487 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

I also managed to splatter some black paint onto this side of the cab when removing the paint pot lid :twisted: - I thought dabbing over it in red might make it worse, so I'm just gonna hope the weathering will help to hide it!

As you can see I have purchased a driver and he awaits painting . . .

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Re: PNP's 2018 Competition Entry - "O-16.5 Bachmann Porter Conversion"

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Mon May 28, 2018 8:02 pm

And here's a rather cruel close up of the little guy painted:
ImageIMG_8490 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

His overalls turned out a little darker blue than intended, but never mind . . .  :?

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Re: PNP's 2018 Competition Entry - "O-16.5 Bachmann Porter Conversion"

Postby Mountain » Mon May 28, 2018 8:33 pm

Very nice. You've had quite a bit of fun and games building that locomotive! Well done.

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Re: PNP's 2018 Competition Entry - "O-16.5 Bachmann Porter Conversion"

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Tue May 29, 2018 7:30 pm

And now the driver installed in the cab . . . 8)

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Re: PNP's 2018 Competition Entry - "O-16.5 Bachmann Porter Conversion"

Postby Atso » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:22 am

Looking good PNP. Your locomotive is almost tempting me to change scale... almost... :D
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Re: PNP's 2018 Competition Entry - "O-16.5 Bachmann Porter Conversion"

Postby Mountain » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:20 pm

You'd be pleasantly surprised with the potential space saving abilities of 7mm narrow gauge. I love PNP's creations. Each one is special.

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Re: PNP's 2018 Competition Entry - "O-16.5 Bachmann Porter Conversion"

Postby TimberSurf » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:39 pm

Mountain wrote:You'd be pleasantly surprised with the potential space saving abilities of 7mm narrow gauge. I love PNP's creations. Each one is special.

I have to agree.
I would definitely model in "O" gauge, if it did not take up so much room, more potential for better detail and 'character' (and less strain on the eyes). I am just not in love with little branch line NG configurations and want to see thunderingly fast long trains, snaking round long curves! (which will take up more room than I have at the moment even in OO, I need a giant railway room, so will have to move house!)
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Re: PNP's 2018 Competition Entry - "O-16.5 Bachmann Porter Conversion"

Postby Mountain » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:59 pm

I know what you mean as to watch an express thunder through... Having said that, the personal touch of a freelance narrow gauge railway can't be beat. Models you make yourself tend to be more valuable somehow. I'd rather keep one of my locos then be given something ready made of many times its value as they become something special and personal.
With the potential to use scrap 00 gauge bits and pieces there's nothing stopping you doing both. Build a small 7mm narrow gauge layout from bits and pieces as a fun project alongside your 00 gauge collection. Make it portable so you can exhibit it?
Let's get back to PNP's lovely creations as I feel guilty of using up his thread space!

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Re: PNP's 2018 Competition Entry - "O-16.5 Bachmann Porter Conversion"

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:55 pm

Thanks guys for comments - and of course I feel similar to Mountain now I am a NG convert 8).

Anyway, I haven't done much for a little while as the weather's been so good, but I decided I need to get on and finish this loco build before I forget where I'm up to!

So this evening I have applied the Narrow Planet plates - which name her 'Doris' (which seemed short enough for her tiny saddle tank!) and her DCC address programmed as #3 :D.

ImageIMG_8504 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

ImageIMG_8503 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

All that's left now really is couplings and weathering . . .


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