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On 13/08/2020 at 18:46, Captain Pugbash said:

i've had a bit of a think, come up with 2 things that would be pugbashable.
A killin pug, can be easily made from a nellie cab and a normal Hornby smokey joe pug
An 0-6-0 L&Y pug, which can be easily made from 2 pug kits (heck will probably build one myself soon)
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If you're trying to bash the Pug into an 0-6-0, I recommend this beastie from a not-too-far-away location (Gorton ... if you regard the Pugs as an adaptation of a Vulcan design, that's very near indeed):
 

886 - Pollitt GCR Class 5 LNER Class J62 0-6-0ST - built 1897 by Gorton Works - 1924 to LNER No.5886 - 12/36 loaned to Sir Robert McAlpine for construction of Ebbw Vale Steelworks - damaged at Ebbw Vale - 11/37 withdrawn - seen here as built.



 

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Here's an attempt at a Pug-bash.  I'm a real beginner so have not worried too much about realism (big compromise being the Hornby 0-4-0 chassis with oversize wheels etc.

 

Does anyone have a recommendation for crew figures for a pug?  I have some from the Dapol work-men set but they all seem too tall. The old Hornby figures that come with the Caledonian pug fireman is OK but the seated driver doesn't fit at all!

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14 minutes ago, taine said:

Here's an attempt at a Pug-bash.  I'm a real beginner so have not worried too much about realism (big compromise being the Hornby 0-4-0 chassis with oversize wheels etc.

 

Does anyone have a recommendation for crew figures for a pug?  I have some from the Dapol work-men set but they all seem too tall. The old Hornby figures that come with the Caledonian pug fireman is OK but the seated driver doesn't fit at all!

 

 

That's a very credible attempt, very neat.

 

The problem with crew for the Pug is that it's a small loco in any scale, which is why your normal 4mm figures won't fit.  Try these figure from Faller or these from Noch .  They are both H0 scale (1:87), so a bit smaller than 00.

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1 hour ago, Northmoor said:

Both lovely Sophia; "Nellie" looks a lot better as an 0-6-0T.  I might have to seek out a similar chassis.

Mine was stolen from a Bachmann Digby that I got a while back, no idea what to do with the body so I'm happy to trade it and/or a Hornby 14xx body for anything I might find useful. I could also be persuaded to part with Nellie's chassis if a decent offer came in. (Alright Arfur Daley, you can stop milking it now!)

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48 minutes ago, Corbs said:

Integrating the splashers and sandbox into the Nellie body is a great idea! 

Wait, Corbs is saying something I did is a great idea? High praise Indeed!

It shows up a lot better after priming thankfully and getting them to sit properly with my unpractical for modelling nails is a right faff but clearly worth it. At least one of my hacked up R1 bodies made itself useful again!

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On 19/08/2020 at 12:33, taine said:

Here's an attempt at a Pug-bash.  I'm a real beginner so have not worried too much about realism (big compromise being the Hornby 0-4-0 chassis with oversize wheels etc.

 

Does anyone have a recommendation for crew figures for a pug?  I have some from the Dapol work-men set but they all seem too tall. The old Hornby figures that come with the Caledonian pug fireman is OK but the seated driver doesn't fit at all!

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You could try Andrew Stadden's loco crews. He does both 4mm and 3.5mm scales, but his 4mm are slim compared with the Dapol/Airfix figures. This 1950s set comes with separate arms and heads. He also does Victorian and Edwardian crews similarly customizable. Only the Edwardians come also fully assembled. OK you have to buy a set of six for the customizable ones or ten for the ready assembled ones, but most figures come as sets and I expect you may acquire a few more locos at some time. https://www.acstadden.co.uk/product-page/oo13-1950s-enginemen  I am a satisfied customer -no other connection to AS.

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Back in 2014 an RMwebber, KennClark, announced that he was producing a range of 3.5mm scale enginemen, with separate heads, arms and legs, which would be ideal for this sort of problem. I bought a set of them at the time, but I don't know if they are still available. There was a bit of discussion about the typical build of railwaymen, to put things in perspective here (page 4): 

 

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3 minutes ago, Frappington Jct said:

Inspired once again by someone else on this thread from a while back, here's my most recent creation: 'Aion', a traction engine shunter based on a re-motored Hornby 0-4-0 chassis, Caley Pug running plate and a Keil Kraft traction engine kit. It's a bit of a beast but I rather like it really - suits my love of the weird and wonderful!

 

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Very nice. Though Fergus from Thomas and Friends wants his colours back lol

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1 minute ago, RedGemAlchemist said:

Very nice. Though Fergus from Thomas and Friends wants his colours back lol

Haha, to be fair, the paint scheme is based on the preserved 'Blue Circle', which in turn is the basis for Fergus so I suppose you are correct :laugh_mini:

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21 minutes ago, Frappington Jct said:

Haha, to be fair, the paint scheme is based on the preserved 'Blue Circle', which in turn is the basis for Fergus so I suppose you are correct :laugh_mini:

Aah, that explains it

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On 19/08/2020 at 12:33, taine said:

Here's an attempt at a Pug-bash.  I'm a real beginner so have not worried too much about realism (big compromise being the Hornby 0-4-0 chassis with oversize wheels etc.

 

Does anyone have a recommendation for crew figures for a pug?  I have some from the Dapol work-men set but they all seem too tall. The old Hornby figures that come with the Caledonian pug fireman is OK but the seated driver doesn't fit at all!

 

Well, that is a very impressive attempt. Brilliant stuff, especially if you are a beginner. I'm another vote for AC stadden figures. They have incredible detail. If you just want them to go far inside the cab, you could buy some cheap figures from china on e bay. They are also smaller than 4mm figures. The bright colours on them would need toning down/repainting though!!

 

Well done,

Ben

 

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On 20/08/2020 at 15:57, Sophia NSE said:

Some modelling I could only dream of attempting in the past

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Thats looking good. The chassis seems to fit well to it.

Does anyone have a left over Nellie body they don't want ?! (Fat chance of that on this thread!!).

 

Ben

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23 hours ago, Frappington Jct said:

Inspired once again by someone else on this thread from a while back, here's my most recent creation: 'Aion', a traction engine shunter based on a re-motored Hornby 0-4-0 chassis, Caley Pug running plate and a Keil Kraft traction engine kit. It's a bit of a beast but I rather like it really - suits my love of the weird and wonderful!

 

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I’ll have to put this on my “to build” list.

It should be a fun little engine to run every now and then on my ironstone quarry layout, the shed is always up for an extension!

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10 hours ago, 009 micro modeller said:

I might have missed one earlier in the thread but has anyone adapted or bashed one of these? It seems to have some potential but somehow this particular body style of Hornby 0-4-0 has passed me by.

 

I can't recall whether there has been a version of this loco bashed on this thread, but it appears to be derived from the clockwork Thomas https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/312739650102_/00-Thomas-the-Tank-Engine-clockwork-with-key.jpg

 

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21 minutes ago, Moxy said:

 

I can't recall whether there has been a version of this loco bashed on this thread, but it appears to be derived from the clockwork Thomas https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/312739650102_/00-Thomas-the-Tank-Engine-clockwork-with-key.jpg

 

 

I thought it might be based on that, although I wasn’t sure if it was exactly the same moulding or when it was first released as an electric loco.

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14 minutes ago, Joseph the L&YR lover said:

was a clockwork engine retooled to be a electric loco. the clockwork one had 6 wheels but when upsizing it they used a 0-4-0 chassis

 

Hornby did both 4 wheel and 6 wheel clockwork versions using this bodyshell, but as you say when it became an electric loco, they fitted an 0-4-0 chassis. (It's too short to fit their standard electric 0-6-0 chassis, and in any case they have the ex LBSC E2 which has been the 'electric' Thomas for a number of years.)

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1 hour ago, Joseph the L&YR lover said:

was a clockwork engine retooled to be a electric loco. the clockwork one had 6 wheels but when upsizing it they used a 0-4-0 chassis

 

There was definitely also an 0-4-0 clockwork Thomas - I have one somewhere.

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