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 Lysander » Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:58 pm

That's worked out really well.

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

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:10 pm

Many thanks. A last push now to complete in time for the competition end; normally my modelling is curtailed substantially over the summer, so I need to just keep going to finish this one off!

Rightly or wrongly, my chosen couplers are tension locks. So, some narrow ones have now been fitted to the loco front and rear and made to look suitably rusty! Then out came my weathering powders to make this loco look a bit more grimy than my previous builds - I think I found the red so bright that it seemed to need more toning down than the more muted colours of my other locos.

So now I would like to present my before and after photos - although one thing I have been very conscious of with photos of this loco, is that the colours come out very different than in real life. I have experimented with different lighting conditions, and the below are slightly more true-to-life than earlier brighter closer shots. But little Doris, does look pretty grimy in real life with a very muted red colour, unlike the below. Anyway, we have to work with what we have!

ImageIMG_8439 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: PNP's 2018 Competition Entry - "O-16.5 Bachmann Porter Conversion"

Postby Mountain » Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:42 pm

Nothing wrong with tension locks. They remind me of a chopper type coupling, especially if the front "Face" part is deepened.

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

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

Thanks Mountain.

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

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

Postby Dad-1 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:53 am

I do like small engines ........
Even BIG small engines !!

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

Postby Longvallon » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:46 am

Me too ! :lol: Nice work. Thanks for the video.
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Re: PNP's 2018 Competition Entry - "O-16.5 Bachmann Porter Conversion"

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:04 pm

Many thanks for complementary comments 8)

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

Postby Atso » Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:56 pm

Lovely work PNP. Looking at the before an after pictures, you wouldn't believe that there is an American 0-4-0 under that lot somewhere - Doris looks so natural. 8) 8)
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Re: PNP's 2018 Competition Entry - "O-16.5 Bachmann Porter Conversion"

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:04 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:
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