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 Posted: Wed Feb 16th, 2011 11:10 am
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On my 9th installment of "Narrow Gauge on A Budget" and again I'll be sticking with the same theme of converting a "G" scale "Out of the Box" factory locomotive and turning it into a Backwoods Beauty.







Here's a standard "G" Scale 0-4-0 Side Tank Porter:







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The side tanks were removed !!! and the cab has been repainted and detail with a wooden floor board. The entire locomotive has been weathered. But what's not shown: The pilots were replaced with wood beams and 'link & Pin Couplers. were added.The running boards had detail wooden planks added to them, And A lot logging detail parts were latter added. Saw, Chains, Axes, and shovels and a tool box.







After: Now it looks like a rundown Backwoods Logging Lookie !!!!








 

Let me know what you think !!!

Ronnie D.:cb:






 

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 Posted: Wed Feb 16th, 2011 11:47 am
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It'll work for the old 1:24 scale version but not the new 1:20.3 scale version. If you cut off the side tanks on the new version there isn't any bottom of the boiler from the mid-line downward.



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 Posted: Wed Feb 16th, 2011 12:32 pm
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Good eye !!!! And your 100% correct this is one of the older model Bachmann 0-4-0 Porters from the mid 90's. I like this model better than the new ones,  I think the newer ones are a lot larger.

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 Posted: Wed Feb 16th, 2011 02:31 pm
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So where on the locomotive is the water carried?

Even more space is needed for water than for an equivalent amount of fuel.

Run out of fuel, and you can still travel a short distance, at an ever decreasing speed.

Run out of water, and you travel a short distance-VERY RAPIDLY!

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Oooh...good catch Herb. I missed that!

The lokie looks good though. Now I guess it needs an equally funky tender...maybe a little four wheeler.



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Herb & Dwayne,

I forgot to add this. !!! Once the side tanks were removed I cut them in half, and glued to boiler make the running boards along the boiler. That aloud me to make this a wood burning locomotive. There's cut timber on the floor of the cab.


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You still need a water supply to make steam even with a wood burner. Once the water in the tubes is gone you're done...for good...or until you rebuild the boiler.

OR...maybe I'm missing something here and not completely understanding your previous post.

Inquiring minds and all that...  ???

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 Posted: Wed Feb 16th, 2011 11:28 pm
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Run Down And Poor Lumber Company wrote: Herb & Dwayne,

I forgot to add this. !!! Once the side tanks were removed I cut them in half, and glued to boiler make the running boards along the boiler. That aloud me to make this a wood burning locomotive. There's cut timber on the floor of the cab.


Ronnie D.:cb:


It's a good project Ronnie. Yeah, it needs a water source. Nothing a small tender can't supply which would be easy enough to build in G scale. And the key to this project is to keep it CHEAP, which you've done. :thumb:



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 Posted: Thu Feb 17th, 2011 08:50 am
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Dwayne,

Many Thanks as always !!!!

You wrote: It's a good project Ronnie. Yeah, it needs a water source. Nothing a small tender can't supply which would be easy enough to build in G scale. And the key to this project is to keep it CHEAP, which you've done. :thumb:

 

That was the whole point of this model !!!!!:old dude:

Ronnie D.:cb:



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