Your thread started me thinkingI'd be interested to get peoples thoughts on how easily the US outline Aristocraft Pacfic could be made to resemble a British Outline A3 Pacific..
I'm not looking for prototypical accuracy, just a '10 ft rule' approximation. It looks to be untrained eye to be a reasonable basis? Being an Accucraft, it's not quite so broad in the hips.
I was wondering if the following bashing might shoehorn it into a passable imitation;
- rebuild tender shell and bogies
- fabricate replacement truck pilot/buffer beam
- cab/boiler rework
- drop running boards
- rebuild front truck using larger, spoked wheels and reducing the wheelbase by moving the leading wheel back a bit
The results were posted Yesterday ‘ aristo Pacific motor block becomes Romney Hythe Pacific
Thanks for the inspiration
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