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HOn30 Chinese Engine Bash Project with Radio Control & Battery Power
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 Posted: Fri Sep 30th, 2011 09:27 pm
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Bill Fornshell
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A week or so ago drawings were posted on one of the yahoo groups I belong to of four different Chinese Steam Engines.  A follow-up message listed several YouTube Video's showing one of these engines.  It was listed on the video as a "Chinese Steam - C2".  The C2 in the video was an old looking 0-8-0 pulling a large coal tender.  

I decided to build a "freelance" version of the Chinese C2 in HOn30.  Links for more videos were posted showing the Chinese C2.  This is one of the videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvGXymbNwQo&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt6TIUw0tCk&feature=player_embedded#!

I have an older N scale Bachmann 2-8-0 that I will use as the donor and bash it into my "freelance" HOn30 version C2.  The large tender is big enough to house one of my Radio Control Systems powered by a Team Lois 7.4 volt Battery.

1.  N Scale Bachmann 2-8-0 donor with Tender Shell removed.


2.  Boiler shell removed.


3.  Brass Tubing used for new Boiler.


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5.  Card Stock pattern mockups for Engine Cab and Tender.


6.  Radio Control System:  Stanton RC Receiver and Team Lois 7.4 volt Battery.


7.  Stanton RC Receiver in Tender first.


8.  Team Lois 7.4 Volt Battery on top of Stanton RC Receiver.


9.  Both RC Receiver and Battery fit in Tender.

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 Posted: Sat Oct 1st, 2011 09:37 pm
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Cool! Are you going to weather it heavily, or put it in ts original colors like this one? http://www.world-railways.co.uk/gallery/photo_display.php?id=10503



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Someone in the UK bought a C2 and had it shipped from China to restore it.  The following web shows the progress:

http://www.c2project.org/

Pictures at this sub-link:

http://www.c2project.org/index.php?page=album

Very well weathered:

http://www.c2project.org/view_image.php?album=press&image=press_pic_006.jpg

I only want light weathering to show that someone cared a bit about the engine.

The restoration was finished and if you follow the different links you will get to the restored C2. 

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Very cool-always nice to see someone take the time and energy to model something off the beaten path!



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 Posted: Sun Oct 2nd, 2011 07:51 pm
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It'll be a cool build, can't wait to see whats next.



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Not the greatest picture but it does give you an idea where this is going.

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Last edited on Tue Oct 21st, 2014 04:39 pm by Bill Fornshell

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I see that you're making the sand dome and steam dome separate, and the valves seem to be slide valves. That's really cool, it will really give this loko it's own look.:thumb:



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ddonley wrote: I see that you're making the sand dome and steam dome separate, and the valves seem to be slide valves. That's really cool, it will really give this loko it's own look.:thumb:Hi,

I have tried to find more information and better pictures about the steam dome on this engine.  So far only a few pictures and they don't give me enough information. 

Anyway, if I come up with something that looks enough like the steam dome in the picture I will use it.

I have to work with the donor engine that I have and most of what I am doing is for the first time.  I am learning how to do some of this as I go and I will be very happy if the engine still runs when I am finished.

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 Posted: Wed Oct 5th, 2011 07:08 pm
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That's totally cool, it doesn't have to be exactly like the real deal (unless that's what you want), a unique engine will be, well, unique. I also give you credit for doing this for the first time, I still haven't gotten over that wall.



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Making a few changes so it looks more like the Chinese C2.



I think I will end up with two different engines.

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