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As the originator of this thread I guess I should provide an update.  Having established that the Foxfield Bagnall is much smaller than the Hornby Bagnall I looked at the various images of larger Bagnall products and decided that a hybrid of a cut down Hornby model on a Hornby Sentinel DM chassis might work.  Then I got side tracked onto a Ruston 48DS... See below

 

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I'll start a separate post on this under 'Small shunters'

 

Meanwhile here's how the modified Sentinel chassis turned out.  Much of the blue moulding of the cab floor was cut away to footplate level

 

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The Bagnall cab and bonnet were reduced in height  and checked on the chassis.  The bonnet also had to be shortened and rebuilt with a taper towards the top.  The radiator end still needs cutting down to the profile of the bonnet in these photos which show the cab and bonnet loosely in place.

 

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I think it's starting to look convincing.  At my rate of modelling it should be ready for Christmas!

 

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Triang have already used this prototype (or something very similar) as the basis for their Dock Shunter model.

 

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HTH

 

Moxy

There was an excellent article on turning the Tri-ang Dock shunter into a very presentable Bagnall in the March 1997 issue of BRM.

 

John

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On 01/07/2017 at 23:55, Bustered said:

 

I may be responding to an old thread, but I really like what you guys have done with the Railroad Bagnall. Looking at the above, I think cutting the cab down a little would mean reshaping the front cab windows like the above around the bonnet. Shortening the cab slightly and lowering/widening the side window to create the "triple" side window, then open out the rear cab window to create the single rear door. Leave the roof "as is" to make the overhanging rear "veranda"...

 

Oh dear, I feel another impulse purchase coming on!

 

Saying that, watching Chris and Robert at The LocoShed restore old Triang dock shutters into smooth running locos means I am also drawn towards acquiring one of those, too!

 

Why am I suddenly wanting to acquire all manner of dock shutters?! Stop doing such inspiring pugbashes!!

 

Steve

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On 05/07/2017 at 21:38, Bustered said:

Hey, that's rather clever! I guess you could call it a busy bee!

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On 05/07/2017 at 21:38, Bustered said:

Hey, that's rather clever! I guess you could call it a busy bee!

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