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Luke's Back To The Workbench - OO gauge, mainly RTR

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Welcome to my workbench topic, which mainly consits of me bodging stuff.

 

The first subject of this thread is the honby caley pug,and its monstrosity of a rear coupling, I've never liked It, and because I had a spare Bachmann (screw in type) tension lock coupling lying around doing nothing, I thought I would find a use for it. 

 

This is what I started with. You may have already noticed that I have painted the boiler backhead, I am just waitng to find some suitable loco crew figures (suggestions would be greatly appreciated)

 

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The first job was to remove the hook, and after some fettling it came out.

 

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Then I removed the loop, so out came the dremel.

 

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I then removed the mount where the coupling hook sat with some files and a craft knife, it doesn't look the neatest in this picture, but I clean it up later.

 

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after some modification, this is what the coupling looked like 

 

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I then glued it on, and while the glue was still wet, I did a test couple, I don't think I could have got it in a better position! 

 

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and this is what I ended up with

 

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This bodge is one I did before I set up this thread

 

I was having a lot of problems cleaning my track, as I have some areas that are not easy accessible, so I decided to do something about it. I had a Hornby track cleaning wagon which was not doing a lot. The pads that touched the rails to clean them weren't the best, because they were very thin and didn't have a lot of contact areas with the top of the rail, and looking at other track cleaners like the CSX that has one big pad underneath, I decided to do something like that, the only difference being that it won't have a tank inside and drip fluid onto the pad. Apologies that the picture quality isn't the best, but you should be able to see what I did.

 

The first thing I did  was take the old pads out, and this is what I was left with.

 

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This was the piece of wood I used, you can see form the picture its too large, so I cut it down.

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once the piece of wood had been cut down, using my Dremel I cut a big hole in the chassis so the piece of wood could fit.

 

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I then did a test fit, and all was well.

 

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and this is what  it looked like underneath after the glue had dried.

 

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Then it went for a test run, and the next hour/half hour consisted of sanding, filing, adding material, taking material off until it was right.
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I've had these two single bolster wagons that I bought form a model railway exhibition years ago sitting on my shelf doing nothing but gathering dust. I decided to give them a purpose.

 

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the first step was to remove the plastic rivets holding the body to the chassis. one must be early Triang/late Hornby Dublo because the chassis is metal and has open end axle boxes. 

 

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I then cut off the stems that had the rivets in, which was easy with a hacksaw and some files.

 

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I then filled the remaining holes with humbrol model filler, and then sanded it.

 

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​the next thing I was going to do was primer it, but when I went to spray the primer, I had ran out. So I decided to drill the rivet that holds the big couplings on out, and fitted some smaller Bachmann ones. It also got new wheels.

 

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​I might replace the buffers, but then again I might not.

 

 

 

 

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The new couplings are a big improvement, Luke. What model filler did you use?

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The new couplings are a big improvement, Luke. What model filler did you use?

 

Humbrol.

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This one is an unusual loco.

 

Its a standard gauge loco based on a narrow gauge loco, a cabless quarry hunslet to be precise, modified from a Hornby caley pug.

 

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This is the starting point. 

 

The first thing I did was remove the weathering and lining, I don't have a picture of that before I cut the cab, but you get the idea of what I did. I used cotton buds and surgical spirits

 

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obviously then I cut the cab, I didn't do it very straight, but nothing that some plasticard can't fix. This is what is left.

 

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then, I cut the backhead from the cab.

 

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Then, I did a mockup.

 

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Because I want this loco to have dumb buffers, I had to cut the buffers off. this is what the front looked like

 

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and the back

 

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and this is what they look like now

 

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I used a hacksaw to cut the buffers off, and a dremel to sand the bufferbeam flat. I've also filled the front bufferbeam using humbrol model filler. I've also removed the two electric lamps from the back, the remains do need a bit more sanding. I used the dremel to remove those.

 

 

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Apologies nothing has happened with this project recently, most of my modelling has been taken up by the fireless loco, and this thread will get an update at some point.

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I plan to do the loco with inside cylinders, one of the reasons for that is because it looks nothing like a quarry hunslet. here is a mockup of what it will look like.

 

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Looking good Luke!! How are you planning on doing the buffers?? I think it would look really good with dumb buffers.

 

Gary

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Looking good Luke!! How are you planning on doing the buffers?? I think it would look really good with dumb buffers.

 

Gary

 

 

Yep, needs to have real wood square dumb buffers! ;)

Alex

 

That's what it will get!

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I was going to start work on the buffers, but I have misplaced my hacksaw and my safety goggles have broke. Its really not my day.

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 So, I thought it was about time I brought this thread back from the dead.

 

I found these 2 Ratio 4 wheel coaches on a shelf, both with no rooves.

 

So some Hornby Clerestories donated their rooves and after some fettling I came to this:

 

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They still need filler, rainstrips and paint but they're 90% there.

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So, this arrived this morning. Long term followers of Corbs' workbench thread will recognise this one.

 

 

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I've carved off the moulded nameplates each side as I don't like them. It's not perfect but once they're under an etched nameplate it won't be noticeable. 

 

It's got no pickups fitted; so doesn't run. Electrical and Mechanical repairs on locomotives aren't my strong point, so I'm putting that off for now and concentrating on the aesthetics because I prefer that. 

 

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More work on the C7, which needed a tender. So a group standard one, which previously was towed by a Bachmann B1, and had been sitting in my scrap box for months if not years. 

 

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So first of all the electric lighting came off 

 

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Then the coal load came out.aotn_nameplate.png.427fc1219b22700a24f5e0cf0659fb28.png

 Then I made up a very crude nameplate in MS paint. This isn't the final version, as I plan to get some etched ones from Narrow Planet.

 

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Don't look too bad (the chimney and bufferbeam were borrowed from my Two WIP A4's. 

 

I've also sanded where the nameplates were flat, and removed some of that blue paint.

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So. Not much has happened with Aotn today. I got some filler primer on it, and mounted the bogie

 

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Theres been quite a lot happened since the last update, but I don't feel like writing up an essay on that right now, and I don't know if I'll get the time tomorrow. 

 

Nevermind, I'll show you a project I've started since the last update. I had started to convert a Hornby railroad A1 to an A3, but I realised I didn't have the confidence to finish it before it was too late. So, I cut the smokebox and the front of the footplate off, and glued a GBL A4 front on. 

 

This was part of the smoke lifting experiments that were carried out on 2751 and some others, I'm not sure what identity this will have when it's done yet. 

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