Converting LGB Tipplers to 7/8ths Scale

trammayo

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Here's one I did 30-odd years ago - big wheels instead of small!

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A line that I somehow keep on managing to miss even when I was living in Horbury Bridge.
 
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Gavin Sowry

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Swapped couplers on my O&K Feldbahn LGB loco, and hooked up my rake of converted tipplers. More convinced now that they are oversize for G scale.
 
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Here's one I did 30-odd years ago - big wheels instead of small!

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Would this be the Shipley Glen Tramway in the Aire Valley between Bradford and Bingley, by any chance? If so- and memory serves me correct (!) - I was last there in 1968 on a field visit from Margaret McMillan College in Bradford. Happy days - and a great place to learn.
 
trammayo

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Would this be the Shipley Glen Tramway in the Aire Valley between Bradford and Bingley, by any chance? If so- and memory serves me correct (!) - I was last there in 1968 on a field visit from Margaret McMillan College in Bradford. Happy days - and a great place to learn.
It is indeed!
 
Gavin Sowry

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Fourth wagon converted at the weekend..... I've now run out of wheel sets. Rake looks good.
I'm thinking one of those topless Little Jonny LGB diesels with a 7/8ths man on the seat may make a suitable loco, or chuck away the cab on a Bachmann Gas Mechanical and scratch a 7/8ths one' just like the 3 Gn15 ones I have.

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Gavin Sowry

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Friendly retailer was at the same show as me today, and again, I've cleaned him out of small Bachmann wheels. Another (and last) conversion will take place tomorrow at the show. I have to keep two of the wagons in old format for my Ginglenook performances.
 
Gavin Sowry

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Simultaneously whilst Ginglenooking at Masterton, I did a demonstration on my conversion techniques...
that makes a rake of 5 now, with the latest one still to receive the rattle can treatment.
Beaut thing about shows, is often there is a trader that has just what you want... small bags full of self tapping screws that are the same as LGB, and only $2 for a bag of 20.
Bought another to fix the kids toys that I raided for this project, and to also standardise my other link and pin equipped stock.

A few random shots from the show...

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Prototype of this is just along the track from our family's ancestrial burial ground.

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Colonial modelling, par excellence. Sn3½ Dubs A working on Kerosine Creek.
 
Gavin Sowry

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Rake of 5 now completed.

I may just do some further (experimental) weathering at some stage. Do fancy that idea of liquid rust.... from what I've read, it's just PVA (or similar), and iron filings that do what iron is supposed to do. May even try to grind up some real rust, and try that. Reckon that it is the texture that makes a good model rust, plain paint never seems to look right.
 
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Gavin Sowry

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Put the cars out to run in G guise (hauled by O&K loco) at the Featherston meet yesterday.
Trader had another in original condition, and I mean original, number on box was 4243. Wrong price, and considering I would have had extras to add, he still has the car.