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 Posted: Wed Sep 24th, 2014 03:46 pm
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Minitrains gets a facelift.





Kit is from Toma Model Works in Japan.



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 Posted: Sun Oct 12th, 2014 07:04 pm
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WOW. I do like that.

Think I may have to do a similar, but use a on30 Bachmann Forney for my layout with a Backwards conversion kit.



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 Posted: Mon Oct 13th, 2014 08:35 am
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Very nice Rich

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Superb work I love it.


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 Posted: Mon Oct 13th, 2014 04:01 pm
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Thanks gents,

I've just started another Minitrains conversion to replicate WW&F #7, a 2-4-4 28 ton Forney. I'll post pictures soon.



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Question

Was the original body metal or plastic. If plastic did the extra weight improve the running?

Cheers Dan

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 Posted: Mon Oct 13th, 2014 07:40 pm
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It was plastic. It did improve some, but the F&C loco runs superb out of the box.



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Just a quick test fit of the extended frame and bunker. I'll have to work out a better mounting system for the trailing truck, as it doesn't want to do the tight radius turns on the layout.

This was all after I had progressed quite far on a Climax from Shapeways, which dropped to the floor and broke.:doh: I have some new parts coming for that so I can repair it.



After this photo was taken, I removed the pistons, light, stack, and steam lines to add in more detail, and change it so that it wasn't a Puffing Billy example, but closer to some examples of Climaxes used in Pennsylvania. (yes, Buzzard's Cove is set in Maine)

The pilots broke from the fall, after I had added about an ounce of lead shot to the voids, giving her much better running characteristics.



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If it turns out like #2, it will be a winner!

Nice work, Rich

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