Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

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

Postby Mountain » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:26 pm

Those slates look amazing.

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

Postby Chops » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:07 pm

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

Postby TimberSurf » Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:18 am

I think the the Doll's house slates look superb! :D
I did a How To Video on the removable load, quite recently, the magnet on a wand was from a 'Pound' shop.
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Re: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:00 am

Thanks guys :D.
TimberSurf, yes that's the same technique in your video, only the one I followed did not mention the magnetic removal (I added that bit myself). However I think I should have used a larger piece of metal in the load (like you did) . . .

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

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:10 pm

Some Slimrails wagon kits I ordered arrived and I have constructed the first one = a box van with sliding doors.

These kits are well made, quite reasonably priced and go together nicely - I fitted the door closed on one side:
ImageIMG_9230 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

and slightly open on the other side:
ImageIMG_9234 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

Here is the completed wagon behind Ronald:
ImageIMG_9237 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

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

Postby Mountain » Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:54 pm

Very nice.

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

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:48 pm

Another Slimrails wagon - slightly different style ('cupboard' doors this time), lighter colours and a bit cleaner!
ImageIMG_9240 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

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

Postby Mountain » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:53 pm

Very nice. I like them.

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

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:53 pm

Now I'm on a roll with the SlimRails wagon kits I purchased, here are two open wagon bodies fresh from painting. Picking out the metal brackets and hinges in black was quite fiddly, but I think they have come out ok (for me!). Weathering will blur the joins between black and grey and tone down the stark differences in colour . . .

ImageIMG_9244 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

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

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:40 pm

The two open wagons completed:
ImageIMG_9246 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

My goods stock is slowly building up :D
ImageIMG_9247 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

One more Slimrails kit to build from the batch I purchased . . .

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

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:00 pm

PinkNosedPenguin wrote:One more Slimrails kit to build from the batch I purchased . . .


And that was a brakevan. So for this one I decided I needed a guard :D. Unfortunately he was a bit tall:
ImageIMG_9250 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

So some fairly drastic surgery was required to his legs! Here he is a bit shorter with the 'surgery' still in evidence!
ImageIMG_9255 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

He now leans much better:
ImageIMG_9257 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

Some filling around his knees and a lick of paint:
ImageIMG_9259 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

As the guard is whitemetal I added some lead at the other end of the van to counterbalance him:
ImageIMG_9249 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

Here is the van painted & weathered, with handrails fitted:
ImageIMG_9271 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

I wanted to add a little bit more detail in the open area, so thought of a bucket and broom. Here it is with some PVA 'dirty water' drying off in the bottom of the bucket!
ImageIMG_9273 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

And in position in the brakevan:
ImageIMG_9275 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

So now I have a complete goods train!!!
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Luckily a certain wild animal was too sleepy (and cute!) to take an interest in moving trains :wink:
ImageIMG_9274 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

Thanks for reading . . .

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

Postby TimberSurf » Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:17 pm

So we call you surgeon PnP now? :o
I think your scenary skills have dropped, not keen on the pink plowed field look! :lol:
I like the coal in the red engine, the rake is looking good and long now!
You will have to build a layout soon just to run them! :P
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Re: Shall I swap scale/gauge to 0-16.5?

Postby Mountain » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:37 pm

Yay. A lovely brake van! Nice cat.

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

Postby Mountain » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:37 pm

Yay. A lovely brake van! Nice cat.

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

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:59 am

Thanks for comments . . .

After all those wagons, I thought it high time I started another locomotive :D - and I already had all the parts!

First, take one Electrotren 0-6-0:
ImageIMG_9280 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

Discard the body and have a look inside :?:
ImageIMG_9281 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

I removed the circuit board with 6-pin decoder socket (no room for it) and hard-wired a Lenz gold decoder with stay alive that I had left over from my last loco build (it was too big for that little Porter). I checked it ran at this point!
ImageIMG_9282 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

Next, take one Smallbrook Studios 'Echo' kit that is now available with a footplate moulding that fits the Electrotren chassis. It's a side tank loco, so will contrast with my two saddle tank steam locos! Image

The boiler was cast in quite thick material so needed a fair bit of milling out using my dremel to allow the electronics to be stuffed into it as you can see at the top of this photo:
ImageIMG_9314 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

This allowed the boiler to sit correctly on the footplate with everything out of sight (and nothing needs to go in the cab!):
ImageIMG_9315 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

So far so good . . .


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