Bargain box revisited

I posted a week or so ago about a bargain box of OO trains found in a charity shop. As I don’t model in OO much these days the contents of the box were always intended for re-use in On30 scale.

So far the “Smoky Joe” style loco, red van and two open wagons have been bashed for use on the FCPyF. Saddle tank #3 has been rebuilt using the mechanism from the charity shop loco, freeing up the 6 wheel tram mechanism previously used for reuse as a diesel or as a powered tender chassis.

When seen from a low angle it looks front heavy but this is not noticeable from a higher viewpoint.

The chassis still needs weathering, this will be done when I touch up the loco’s paintwork where the body has been altered to fit the shortened chassis.

The van and open wagons have been widened to match the earlier Tri-ang conversions. The new wagons are being shunted under the mine tipple in the photo above.

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About Bob Hughes

Ex railwayman, life long railway modeller, lover of real ale and spicy food.
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