Bachmann Emily becomes a Midland Spinner

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Flying15

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Sometime back on another thread I spoke of plans to build a Spinner using Emily as a basis
Eventually I got around to it
The job involved removing Emily’s body as a start point
Removing the cylinders connecting rod and cutting back drive pin holder flush with the wheels
A new body was then fabricated from plastic art and a flue tube from an old gas boiler
The smoke box door, chimney, dome, and safety valve bonnet were castings for a gauge 3 midland 1F
The tender was midlandised by panelling the sides altering the coal rails etc
The whole thing then was painted in midland colours with transfers from Fox
Here are some pictures showing progress and the finished model not necessarily in the right order
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Nice job. Looks to me more like a newbuild on the Bachmann chassis, than a conversion...
 
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Sometime back on another thread I spoke of plans to build a Spinner using Emily as a basis
Eventually I got around to it
The job involved removing Emily’s body as a start point
Removing the cylinders connecting rod and cutting back drive pin holder flush with the wheels
A new body was then fabricated from plastic art and a flue tube from an old gas boiler
The smoke box door, chimney, dome, and safety valve bonnet were castings for a gauge 3 midland 1F
The tender was midlandised by panelling the sides altering the coal rails etc
The whole thing then was painted in midland colours with transfers from Fox
Here are some pictures showing progress and the finished model not necessarily in the right order View attachment 254881 View attachment 254882 View attachment 254883 View attachment 254884 View attachment 254885 View attachment 254881 View attachment 254881
Looked the part even from the first pic, great job. Such elegant Locomotives, pity it is not Gauge 3 Track though.
 
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Mr Johnson would be impressed....................Samuel not Boris I hasten to add..................:)
 
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Flying15

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Looked the part even from the first pic, great job. Such elegant Locomotives, pity it is not Gauge 3 Track though.
I agree re gauge 3 but that would be a different build proposition
I have to admit to being a bit opportunistic in my approach
I see LGB and Bachmann locos and chassis and re imagine them
I recently took an LGB stubby 0-4-0T discarded the body because I saw an opportunity to build a LSWR/SR C14
It’s impulse stuff and the builds don’t take long
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dunnyrail

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I agree re gauge 3 but that would be a different build proposition
I have to admit to being a bit opportunistic in my approach
I see LGB and Bachmann locos and chassis and re imagine them
I recently took an LGB stubby 0-4-0T discarded the body because I saw an opportunity to build a LSWR/SR C14
It’s impulse stuff and the builds don’t take long View attachment 254906 View attachment 254906 View attachment 254907 View attachment 254908
Always liked the C14, ideal little Loco for a small set of Sidings. Entirely get your comments re G3.
 
KeithT

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In a word- WOW!
I am venturing to convert an Emily into. Stirling Single but shying away from taking a knife or saw to it until I have done the easy bit ie modified the coaches. :sweating:
 
Rhinochugger

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Well, carry on impulsing :clap::clap::clap: