HO Switcher to Gn15 Porter bash

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HO Switcher to Gn15 Porter bash

Postby vsmith » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:36 am

Started with one of these minus the tender:

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Some mindless violence with a razorsaw and some styrene and a good rifle thru the parts boxes :twisted:

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Add one MDC Big Hustler cab:

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Starting to get somewhere :D
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Postby Trevor Coburn » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:39 am

Hmmm, looking good. Whats the driver diameter & wheel base?

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Postby Stumpy » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:24 pm

I really LIKE that engine. It reminds me of the old Joe Works HOn30 locos from many years ago. Sort of whimsical with tiny drivers and lots of character. It's going to be a real goodie!
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Postby Mark Goodwin » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:47 pm

vsmith,

I've been looking at this make of engine as a basis to do some conversion work as it's freely available, reliable and a reasonable price.

The only thing that has deterred me is the position of the motor in relation to the wheelbase, but your model looks fantastic and in proportion.

So I may have to go back to the drawing board and have another go.
Thanks for the inspiration - a get us all updated with your progress
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Postby cjwalas » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:00 pm

Love what you've done with this one, Vic. Really fun proportions!

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Postby vsmith » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:25 pm

Thanks guys

Ran into a small issue, the cab makes this thing tail heavy as hell, any power applied now pops a wheelie and derails ..oops!

Guess I will be filling the smokebox with lead birdshot and epoxy, if worse comes to worse I can also fill the tank with birdshot as well.

But it looks good painted!
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Postby vsmith » Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:35 pm

Good news is filling the smokebox with lead birdshot and epoxy seams to have fixed the wheelie problem, but I still suspect I need to add more weight into the tank to help it pull anything and if I want to add an engineer figure. replacing the pilot beam with one filled with shot was one suggestion I might try, otherwise its the tank that will get birdshot added.

Next major issue is adding couplers, the front not so worried about but the rear is definitively going to have to be swing mounted.
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Re: HO Switcher to Gn15 Porter bash

Postby JeffSaxton » Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:51 pm

vsmith wrote:Image


Not to hijack this one too much, but is the larger (45mm gauge?) loco on the left built on a Hartland "Mack" chassis? Picture, please, if possible?

The bashed 0-4-0 looks nice, and as another mentioned, very reminiscent of the old "Joe Works" models in HOn30.
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Postby vsmith » Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:04 pm

Hi Jeff, theres a bit of a history with that. It was the first of several bashes on the Mack chassis. I will post a seperate topic this weekend in the appropriate area describing them in more detail.
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Postby vsmith » Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:01 am

http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?p=109914#109914

Jeff here's a link to the thread for the Mack bash.
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Postby vsmith » Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:16 pm

Finally some more pics:

Added couplers, headlight (working!)

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and some scale shock:

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