Playmobil Interlude

Xav204

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Here is the restaurant car without roof

 
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playmofire

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Again, thank you All.
The aim is to have fun, of course
It is better if I can give a second life to damaged items.

I had a damaged roof


I still had the old station below ( I took the red roof to make the floor of my red & blue caboose )
Projet Santa Cruz Caboose 06.jpg

I had the feeling that I could combine with blue passenger car without extend the frame
Fourgon mixte garage.JPG

I have taken the car on the left
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I don't like to paint. But I had no other choice in this case
All blue passenger cars needed to be painted anyway ( because blue color has been damaged by sun )

Fourgon mixte DNCR intérieur.jpg

I took damaged lugage rack and I did cut it in the middle.
I replaced missings parts in using matches.
Matches don't like to be painted in my case : paint accentuates defaults instead of hide them
But its is OK because we see lugage racks when we remove the roof; which is rare generally

I have repaired another lugage rack for the red IE lugage van and it is better to use plastic,
although it is not easy to cut...
IE fourgon mixte porte bagages.JPG

Again, thank you All.
The aim is to have fun, of course
It is better if I can give a second life to damaged items.

I had a damaged roof


I still had the old station below ( I took the red roof to make the floor of my red & blue caboose )
Projet Santa Cruz Caboose 06.jpg

I had the feeling that I could combine with blue passenger car without extend the frame
Fourgon mixte garage.JPG

I have taken the car on the left
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WP_20200508_14_22_33_Pro.jpg

I don't like to paint. But I had no other choice in this case
All blue passenger cars needed to be painted anyway ( because blue color has been damaged by sun )

Fourgon mixte DNCR intérieur.jpg

I took damaged lugage rack and I did cut it in the middle.
I replaced missings parts in using matches.
Matches don't like to be painted in my case : paint accentuates defaults instead of hide them
But its is OK because we see lugage racks when we remove the roof; which is rare generally

I have repaired another lugage rack for the red IE lugage van and it is better to use plastic,
although it is not easy to cut...
IE fourgon mixte porte bagages.JPG

Cunning work with the SOS station.
 
Xav204

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Thank you Gordon,
Thank you All,

I made this blue restaurant car the same way I made the those in green color
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More explanations still can be found here
 

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Nice little redesigned cars you have, like the luggage cars and the dining car

regards from gSi-Berg
Achim
 
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Hello,

Here are some pictures about the Union Pacific Locomotive given by PlaymoFriend Brian

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For the moment I could not work about locomotive
and add some seat and control lever inside the cabin

I have reduced Playmobil frame about width and lenght
I moved axis of rotation of axle support in order to they are better distributed under the frame.
( If not, the boggies would be in contact and there should be more space at the extremities in my opinion )

I moved the footsteps of the rear to put them under footsteps of the front and I reduced their depth
in order to give enough place for boggies in the curve

I precise that all axle that I used were damaged or already cut ( I bought them in a lot ).
I only found a way to use them and give a second life
These items are not easy to find now so I avoid to hurt my heart in cutting without reason

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You can see difference between normal frame and frame ganged for the tender

Below you can see the grey tools box that I removed
I replaced them by tools box that I made with the floor of pirate boat

I made a platform on the front which is closer as much as possible to the cabin of the loco
and hide the coupling and electric junction between the tender ( which hide battery ) and the loco ( which has the motor )

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Maybe I will add lid about water in the tender but I do not know real train if it is needed.
( Lid of Playmobil is too big so I might do it another way )
Because these tender has coal but those of Steaming Mary or others have wood for instance...

So I do not know how it was in reality

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I had 2 extremities of a frame ( in the same lot that I bought )
and I decided to use them to make a tanker

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I tried to make a kind of steel joist covered by planks of wood.
( Which are wood coming from eskimo ice cream )


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Then I added the yellow tank given by Brian

I could not keep the ladders and platform those dimensions didn't suit to Playmobil guy size
So I used Plamobil ladders and I made a platform : a simple square


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Here it is , once painted


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About the green cattle wagon, I had not the doors which are expensive now.

But I had a damaged part with 2 intact parts which had same dimensions as original doors so I used them as doors.

I think it is more US western look now
 
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playmofire

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You've done a lot of good work there, Xav. Great stuff!
 
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The cattle car doors are perfect. The tender platform and steps are my favorite of the modifications.

The tanker could benefit from a white silicone hose and holder for it on one end. The tanker frame has no steps...

I wonder what gauge of baling wire would be good to replace the gold handles on the tender.

I would use playmobil handles on the loco cabin and plug the two remaining holes:
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...or instead of filling the two empty holes, leave the the gold nubs in the two holes after the handles are cut off, and paint the nubs black or blue so they're no longer gold.

I would think that the coal burning steam trains also have water tanks. The Bachmann Big Haulers coal tenders have water tank lids.
 
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Thank you All

I just learn that tenders always have water ( wether it be coal or wood version )
so I have to add a tank lid like you described

I like the way you add the handles
 
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Steaming Mary being offered for sale on FB if anyone interested. Plus a caboose.

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Steaming Mary being offered for sale on FB if anyone interested. Plus a caboose.

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Maybe Gordon is interested? There seems to be at least two cabooses. The one on the right looks like a Bachmann big haulers, I'm not sure what the other is.
 
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Maybe Gordon is interested? There seems to be at least two cabooses. The one on the right looks like a Bachmann big haulers, I'm not sure what the other is.
Thanks for thinking of me, Brian, but the Steaming Mary isn't on my list.
 
Xav204

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I did not know this station.
It looks very nice. :h:
Congratulations !! :clap:

It is great that you have this locomotive
 
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I just realized I put the station roof on backwards. It's a good thing I didn't glue it in place yet.
 
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I just realized I put the station roof on backwards. It's a good thing I didn't glue it in place yet.
As the front and rear walls are both the same, I never thought of the roof having a right way and a wring way of going on.
 
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As the front and rear walls are both the same, I never thought of the roof having a right way and a wring way of going on.
It's interesting how the front and back walls are the same mold. But the slots on the front wall which holds the station signs and bench are used to hold a building extension of more walls on the rear wall. If you compare the green river station photo with the red river station photo, you should see that the red dormer should be on the rear of the building over the building extension.
 
Xav204

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Here are some news about the maintenance of railways

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