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 Posted: Wed Feb 2nd, 2011 10:50 am
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Broadoak

 

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This is Tilly, the latest addition to Two Sister’s farm’s growing fleet of unusual vehicles. It is an ex Second World War 10 HP light utility car with a pick up body. She is used only for track maintenance purposes and not general haulage.


The kit is made by Tamiya and is rather delicate with the clear plastic parts being a rather poor fit. I have left the bonnet off to show the details in the engine bay, as it seemed a pity to hide them.


I made a false chassis to attach and locate the body to the power unit which is from an HO Bachmann HI-rail track maintenance van. The body has a solid block of plasticard at the back of the false chassis which was drilled and tapped. One long screw then holds the two together. It has little out rider wheels which also pick up current. I added extra weight in any place I could inside the plastic body to help it track better.


If you have found this little pick up truck to your liking then have a look at Two Sister’s Farm in the narrow gauge section of the forum. There are lots more examples of this sort of thing.









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