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Budget Model Railways Steam Tram bought, need advice for conversion into a wisbech and upwell tramway Y6 (Toby!)

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Hello! recently I was on Budget Model Railways Website and bought Their Steam Tram kit, I'm Hoping to model a Y6 from the wisbech and upwell tramway specifically Toby


1) I never build one of Mike and Douglas's Kits before but am interested to learn

what should I be aware of? 


2) what kinds of tools should be handy near by?


3) what kinds of materials should I have near by?


4) what kind of Detailing should I change so the model looks more accurate


5) is it possible to add interior with the Hornby 0-4-0 motor?


I do not model the wisbech and upwell tramway, the layout I'm modeling is based on Thomas The Tank Engine and Friends Pardoy Series called Thomas in O Gauge by a YouTuber named Mr

James Conductor Set in Winter, One of the "Hand Built" models made by James is Toby the Tram Engine based around a J70 Design unlike Awdrys Y6 which I will be combining both aspects

into the Model, which will have kadees instead of screwlinks, while trying to match the Lionel 0-6-0 Mechanism James used, Hence the reason for buying the "Class D" Hornby 0-4-0 shunter

for use with the Tram Engine kit instead of going with a motor bogie to mimic the Lionel 0-6-0 Thomas mechanism, Personally I cannot wait to build the kit! and I will be very, very excited to

get it in the post.


The Layout the Tram Engine will run on

which is accurate in terms of Track design to James Layout 



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