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Found an old Dapol Pug in the spares box.

Thought it would look better in Green !!!!IMG_3861.jpg.d15e7be1f47321c5327b5ccce19e7ec5.jpg

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Hi DKGL,

 

Really like what you've done to the pug; looks very believable.  Could you share what you use in terms of new chimney, dome, safety valve cover, etc? (Always looking for ideas!)

 

Thanks.

 

Regards,

 

Alex.

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The Dome is the original Dapol one, and the Chimney & safety Valve cover, were from an old K's kit, and just shortened the handrails. Buffers were from the spares box again, and I think that's all I replaced.

It was originally meant for a 0-16.5 loco I was building, but never finished.

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9 hours ago, DKGL said:

Found an old Dapol Pug in the spares box.

Thought it would look better in Green !!!!IMG_3861.jpg.d15e7be1f47321c5327b5ccce19e7ec5.jpg

You vandal! 

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On 11/05/2020 at 23:16, RJS1977 said:

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A Fairlie ?

Is that motor peaking out from the cab door a chassis from one of the small Bachmann USA Bo-Bo models?

What scale is it ?

Nice bridge.

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Yes, Double Fairlie - and as you can see, I have enough Matchbox locos left to build another one....

I've no idea what the chassis is, but you may be right. Ideally I'd like to put a bit of tubing in the cab to complete the boiler and hide the motor, but I don't have any just now....

 

It's 009(ish) - as the Matchbox locos are just toys they aren't to any particular scale, however my converted Matchbox coaches don't look out of place on a 009 layout.

 

The bridge is based on the bridge over the river Rheidol near Llanbadarn.

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Not my creation, but I do own it. 

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The KLR's newest addition, the as yet unnamed No.20. Bought for relatively cheap off eBay, is a Smokey Joe with a lot of new parts added and a custom built chassis (though still using the same old motor for some reason). 

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Not sure if this is considered a pugbash, but I got this Hornby 0-4-0 (the gwr one) and I made it an open cab 0-4-2. I know the paint is rough, but i couldn't be bothered to scrape the old paint off, and it looks good enough for me. Sorry about the photos being on my bed, I don't have a layout yet.

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I’m planning on turning a pug into a Hawthorn Leslie (3865 ‘Singapore’ specifically)

the boiler may be a bit long but I just need to add a cab back plate, move the safety valves and whistle.


could anyone give any advice on extending the saddle tank?

plastikard perhaps?

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Possibly get hold of another body and shut and cut?

 

Regards,

 

Alastair M

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I’ll have a look in my railway shop when time allows, if all goes well I should have some sort of progress started soon!

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3 hours ago, A Murphy said:

Possibly get hold of another body and shut and cut?

 

Regards,

 

Alastair M

Hi,

 

This looks an interesting project.

 

Alastair answer may be the most straightforward way, though there may be another.

 

There is a lot of space within the body and chassis mouldings so would it be possible to move the tank forward, effectively doing away with the smokebox area?  It may be worth popping the body of the chassis to have a look.  I suggest that as the tank is already a bit on the long side.  (Unfortunately I don't have one to check this out.)

 

Good luck with this.

 

Regards,

 

Alex.

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Here is my offering of an M&GN /LNER J93. The chassis is scratch built from thin brass sheet and simple bar compensation on the leading and centre axles. The cylinders slide bars and crosshead are made up from brass and nickel silver from the Airfix Pug. Originally they were just plastic from an old kit, but nearly melted due to friction!!! So now suitably beefed up with metal on metal plus a bit of lubrication. 

The body started life as a Mainline J72, chopped about with plasticard additions to get it as near scale as I could without a drawing to check. I used photos from various books that also had some dimensions. To improve the model further, I need to source some brake blocks and rigging, which oddly were not fitted to the leading wheels.

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6 hours ago, Quarry-Steam65 said:

I’m planning on turning a pug into a Hawthorn Leslie (3865 ‘Singapore’ specifically)

the boiler may be a bit long but I just need to add a cab back plate, move the safety valves and whistle.


could anyone give any advice on extending the saddle tank?

plastikard perhaps?

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Many years ago as a teenager I extended the tank on one of these to create a freelance industrial. A plasticard profile stuck on the front of the smokebox, and a strip of plasticard along the bottom of the tank to broaden it at the bottom and take away the Neilson profile, then lots of Milliput was shovelled in, smoothed off, and rubbed down when hard.

 

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On 22/05/2020 at 12:27, DKGL said:

Found an old Dapol Pug in the spares box.

Thought it would look better in Green !!!!IMG_3861.jpg.d15e7be1f47321c5327b5ccce19e7ec5.jpg

Wow, that reminds me of Percy, that does!

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7 hours ago, Barclay said:

Many years ago as a teenager I extended the tank on one of these to create a freelance industrial. A plasticard profile stuck on the front of the smokebox, and a strip of plasticard along the bottom of the tank to broaden it at the bottom and take away the Neilson profile, then lots of Milliput was shovelled in, smoothed off, and rubbed down when hard.

 

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That's an ace shunter, that! I bet it runs well even with the custom modded body on.

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And here's a Tankenstein I made myself. I thought about having a go and I did.

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It's technically a work-in-progress but I thought I'd show everyone what I made. I hope everyone likes it. It's an LNWR 0-4-0 tank engine with LNWR coaches made from GWR 4-wheel ones I picked up at Warley last November. You know, to keep with the aesthetic.

 

I know there's more to do, but it runs well in both directions and that's great! Plus, during the last 10 weeks of lockdown, I finally got around to my old model railway.

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22 hours ago, tubs01 said:

Not sure if this is considered a pugbash, but I got this Hornby 0-4-0 (the gwr one) and I made it an open cab 0-4-2. I know the paint is rough, but i couldn't be bothered to scrape the old paint off, and it looks good enough for me. Sorry about the photos being on my bed, I don't have a layout yet.

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Interesting. It looks like a mid-to-late Victorian 0-4-2T.

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With the passing of Michael Angelis on Saturday I decided to look at a TTTE project and spent most of yesterday with the razor saw, super glue, knife and paint. With that my old Hornby Percy took on a new look, which I like to think is a bit more realistic that the "Green Caterpillar" it started life as.

 

The smoke box front has come from Tri-ang Jinty, the boiler has had the lower section removed, and a filer peice of the right diameter for the boiler added in it's place, a new chimney from a GBL Midland Compound, new buffer heads from a GBL Class 47 a whislte added to the cab roof, and a coat of paint, including the motor, which actually can be seen and is the rear of the boiler and the firebox

 

Gary

 

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On 31/05/2020 at 23:55, LNWR18901910 said:

That's an ace shunter, that! I bet it runs well even with the custom modded body on.

It did, but that was 35 years ago. I'm now looking at putting a new EM chassis on it, but that will be 6 - coupled, because this is a very big loco for an 0-4-0.

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On 31/05/2020 at 15:11, Tullygrainey said:

 

I did something similar, using a Caledonian Pug to make an approximation of a shunter built in 1914 by LMS NCC to work the dock lines in Belfast. I used the thinnest plasticard I could find to extend the saddle tank by wrapping and bonding this over the existing tank, at the same time extending it to a new fabricated front end. I had to re-profile the tank before doing this and you might too but the moulding is pretty thick and there's plenty to work with. Hope the pics explain this better.

 

Good luck with your project.

 

Alan

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I'm very impressed with the cylinders, double slide bars crosshead etc. Where did you source them from? They look so much better than my J93 offering. Are there any suppliers of such components out there as I don't want to buy a complete chassis just to get the motion parts.

 

Tod

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I can only share a few 0-16.5 model locos.  I think some of your locos are great.

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