Another davenport project

itsmcgee

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Picked up this davenport on eBay and went to work a new project. Have to stop at this point to let it dry before I finish weathering
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Rhinochugger

Rhinochugger

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They're' nicely proportioned little locos :):)
 
PhilP

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Are you sure it's not a 'Cat'? ;)
 
ge_rik

ge_rik

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Mmmmmm.... That looks good. Has anyone rescaled one to 1:20.3? Looks like a good basis for a ng bash.

Rik
 
Gavin Sowry

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Mmmmmm.... That looks good. Has anyone rescaled one to 1:20.3? Looks like a good basis for a ng bash.

Rik
It is 'nominally' a 1:20.3 model. I'm in the process of converting one to 7/8ths scale.

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Cabless, or open cab, in the conversion state. Tipplers are ex LGB, with small Bachmann metal wheels, and link and pin couplers.

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Goes into 7/8ths service this Saturday at Rail-Ex. Cab, yet to be finished, will be a scaled up copy of the Sidelines On30 to Gn15 kit.
Sorry to crash in on someone elses thread.
 
dunnyrail

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Have to say I have admired these Davenports from a distance for some time, would be an interesting conversion to a Battery Powered RC Loco with Sound, guess that is what Rik is thinking as well. Should be doable as I managed to convert the Piko 25 Tonner. That would also make a suitable donor for a 7/8 Loco and be nicely different as well.
 
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itsmcgee

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This one is battery r/c with sound. all under the hood. Got a Zimo sound decoder with an airwire convrtr board. two 7.4 li-ion batteries.
 
Rhinochugger

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I'm pretty certain that Tony Walsham has converted one, and it's not too difficult.

SL Engineering also make a replacement chassis, which leaves even more space under the bonnet :)
 
ge_rik

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British narrow gauge (esp. Southwold and W&LLR)
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Have to say I have admired these Davenports from a distance for some time, would be an interesting conversion to a Battery Powered RC Loco with Sound, guess that is what Rik is thinking as well. Should be doable as I managed to convert the Piko 25 Tonner. That would also make a suitable donor for a 7/8 Loco and be nicely different as well.
My thinking exactly.

Rik
 
Gavin Sowry

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I like Davenports, I do. OK, these are Gn15 conversions from the On30 model. Success with these inspired me to up one from G to 7/8ths scale.
 
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Martino

Martino

Kit bashing, The UK narrow gauge, The GWR, Aviatio
Very nice Sir.