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.


About Bob Hughes

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