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 Posted: Wed Nov 6th, 2013 08:21 pm
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It's been a long time since I last posted so I thought I would post some pics of my 2'x4' mini layout in progress. It's a simple oval with sidings front and back separated by a divider:



The scene on the back side is more or less complete with details to be added:



As you can see, Bob is dumping a load of grist for the rumor mill. He may look kinda scrawny but tipping those ore wagons is no problem for him.



I still have to figure out some way of lifting supplies from the freight siding up to the mine entrance.



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Brian-excellent layout! Welcome back with a vengence!!!
How about an "A" frame hoist to get supplies up?

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Hey Woodie

Thanks for your comments!

An A frame hoist is a possibility. I'd like to make up something that is more "shop built". I found this one at a dock near me. It would have to be manually operated of course.



Any other suggestions would be appreciated.



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Wow, I really like the look of the 0-6-4. What did you use to make that?



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 Posted: Fri Nov 8th, 2013 02:18 pm
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Hey David

Nothing is really simple. I started with the usual B'Mann Porter 0-4-0. I decided to convert it to a Forney type by making my own boiler, adding fittings and making a fuel/water bunker.



That lasted for a while until I fell in love with the Arizona Copper 0-4-0 (Backwoods Miniatures makes a great conversion kit, by the way). So I changed back to the original boiler and fittings, kept the fuel/water bunker, and added an open cab.



All went well until the original mechanics packed it in. So I replaced them with those from a B'Mann 0-6-0 saddle tank, stripped the ST boiler, replaced the fittings with those from the Porter conversion and added its open cab and fuel/water bunker.



There you go! Probably more information than you wanted!



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EXCELLENT CONVERSION! Nice.

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Definitely, that is a great conversion! Thanks for the pics.



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Inspiring. What track are you using and what is your min radius?
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Certainly a most interesting Forney type loco. Anyone else think that this would have been a great prototype?

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I do!

You have a good eye for locos Brian. You have created a "prototype" that is entirely plausible, and is good looking to boot.




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