Emily becomes a Dean

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Flying15

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This thread isn’t about the ordination of Women.
It refers to the conversion of a Bachmann Emily into a Dean (Achilles Class) single
Sometime ago on another of my conversions someone mentioned the Dean singles
This thought remained with me and when a secondhand Bachmann Emily was purchased I decided that it would form the basis for building a Dean single
A 57XX pannier chimney and safety valve bonnet were purchased from Garden Railway Specialists. unfortunately they were sold out of domes. For a while I toyed with using a LNWR Cauliflower dome, however eventually I came acrossWilliams who supplied castings for Gauge 3 Locos including a GWR 4-4-0
A dome closer to that needed was obtained from them
I then set about removing the Emily body and reducing the chassis to its basics, included cutting away much plastic and the drive pin projections on the wheels
The new body was built in a similar fashion to my Midland Spinner
Mostly of plasticard sheet and sections. The boiler was my last piece of gas boiler flue with the firebox crown made from part of a sink waste bottle trap
On the bogie the outside frames were added to the Bachmann chassis
The springs and axle boxes being Williams castings
On the tender the coal rails were reduced in height and reshaped; the toolboxes were from a Bachmann small moguls tender. The tender body was subject to a few modifications The main one being that the whole tender body was reduced in height
The tender frames were re shaped and GWR spring /axle box castings from Williams were added
The whole lot was then painted using mainly Halfords car spray paints and then lined using Fox Transfers
So now I have a large scale Dean Single around 60 years after I bought my Triang Lord if the Isles in 4mm scale!
 

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Gizzy

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Nice conversion....
 
Bill Barnwell

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very nice, great job
 
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Very nice indeed.
 
BakerJohn

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Beautiful loco!
 
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Flying15

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Beautiful loco!
Thanks to you all for the appreciative comments and likes !
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It’s very encouraging that there is much interest in chopping up Bachmann models
I am on the look out for another Emily with a view to building a LNWR Problem class loco
I’ve got chimney; dome; smoke box dart ;and safety valve castings ready for it.
Chris
 
dunnyrail

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Thanks to you all for the appreciative comments and likes ! View attachment 262882
It’s very encouraging that there is much interest in chopping up Bachmann models
I am on the look out for another Emily with a view to building a LNWR Problem class loco
I’ve got chimney; dome; smoke box dart ;and safety valve castings ready for it.
Chris
Looks like you have resolved most of the problems for that build.
 
KeithT

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This thread isn’t about the ordination of Women.
It refers to the conversion of a Bachmann Emily into a Dean (Achilles Class) single
Sometime ago on another of my conversions someone mentioned the Dean singles
This thought remained with me and when a secondhand Bachmann Emily was purchased I decided that it would form the basis for building a Dean single
A 57XX pannier chimney and safety valve bonnet were purchased from Garden Railway Specialists. unfortunately they were sold out of domes. For a while I toyed with using a LNWR Cauliflower dome, however eventually I came acrossWilliams who supplied castings for Gauge 3 Locos including a GWR 4-4-0
A dome closer to that needed was obtained from them
I then set about removing the Emily body and reducing the chassis to its basics, included cutting away much plastic and the drive pin projections on the wheels
The new body was built in a similar fashion to my Midland Spinner
Mostly of plasticard sheet and sections. The boiler was my last piece of gas boiler flue with the firebox crown made from part of a sink waste bottle trap
On the bogie the outside frames were added to the Bachmann chassis
The springs and axle boxes being Williams castings
On the tender the coal rails were reduced in height and reshaped; the toolboxes were from a Bachmann small moguls tender. The tender body was subject to a few modifications The main one being that the whole tender body was reduced in height
The tender frames were re shaped and GWR spring /axle box castings from Williams were added
The whole lot was then painted using mainly Halfords car spray paints and then lined using Fox Transfers
So now I have a large scale Dean Single around 60 years after I bought my Triang Lord if the Isles in 4mm scale!
Where is the drool emoticon? And I am not even a GWR man.