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03 Feb 2021, 3:26 pm

Here is a project which I started and it is almost finished. (Very little to do to finish it).

I saw a secondhand Faller 4 wheel 0 gauge coach which just looked attractive and my Mum could not afford much so I said to get the coach.

Here it is though I had taken its origional window glass and seats out when I took the photograph as I almost forgot to take a "Before" photograph.

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Now I model in narrow gauge so even though this coach is small for 0 gauge, it was still too tall, wide and long for my narrow gauge loading gauge. The only solution is a major disection and reworking and then a re-assembling to form a lower, shorter and narrower coach which will run on a narrow gauge track.


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03 Feb 2021, 3:40 pm

Now the first job was to dissasemble and to carefully cut the single piecemain part of the body into four seperate sides.

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While I was going about making this, I also wanted to make copies of the sides to make a few aditional coaches to the same style but with a different design as the other coaches will have side doors. So one of the origional coach sides was converted to be copied for these other coaches, and a copy was made for this coach so it can have four sides. Here is the new design which has extra plasticard details glued on to represent side doors and smaller windows.

The newly formed sides were made from resin. Playdough was used to cast into as it is a budget way to make molds which are intended for single use. Note the additional details in white.

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Note the resin in its "Freshly just poured" condition in the playdough mould.


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03 Feb 2021, 3:45 pm

Here are the sides for what will in the future be additional side door entry coaches.

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03 Feb 2021, 3:54 pm

Painting commenced as it is easier to paint the insides now before they will be assembled then paint when they have already been assembled.

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Here are various scenes where I have painted in bulk with various coaches (Carriages), most have yet to be assembled.

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Also can be seen in this second photograph are the end step assemblies which were carefully cut off the origional 0 gauge chassis (See first photograph on this thread).

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03 Feb 2021, 3:57 pm

A new plasticard frame is made to support the body and its end assembly steps.

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Note how the ends of the body and the sides have been reduced in height, width and length as appropiate.


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03 Feb 2021, 4:08 pm

Simple bench seats are made from wood and basic assembly continues...

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Now the amazing thing is that the beading on the inside of the coach roof just so happened to be the exact size to be used for the outside of the body structure! So I carefully sanded down the roof to the appropiate side! Easy peasy! (Well. Almost!)

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03 Feb 2021, 4:16 pm

Now for some passengers...

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And work on the underside commences.

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03 Feb 2021, 4:19 pm

So here it is as it stands today. The bufferbeams have ben built ready to accept my home made buffers and couplings.

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03 Feb 2021, 10:18 pm

It looks like your project is coming along. Thank you for showing me the pictures.


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04 Feb 2021, 5:36 pm

Mountain Goat wrote:
And work on the underside commences.

That brings to mind this posted on the first;
https://www.railpictures.net/photo/761859/


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04 Feb 2021, 5:39 pm

Yes.

I have not got a ladder. I can make a ladder.


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06 Feb 2021, 7:49 am

Anyone else like narrow gauge?


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06 Feb 2021, 11:40 am

Mountain Goat wrote:
Anyone else like narrow gauge?

I dunno, man, does the following mean, imply, or insinuate, anything?
:?:
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06 Feb 2021, 11:59 am

Haha. Maybe! You have a few boxes of stuff there Kitesandtrainsand cats!


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Here is my locomotive number 1 "Ruthy" which was made feom a Smallbrook Studio Clio kit which has been modified in various ways, such as a hybrid of a Triang and a Hornby chassis, and additional coal bunkers and weight. It also has home made "Drop loop" couplings and home made name ad number plates.


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06 Feb 2021, 12:10 pm

Your trains look great :)


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