What happened to your Stainz?

Henri

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A recent topic about British rtr G scale trains showed some AMAZING Stainz conversions. Why not start a little thread to show off all these great little engines? The Stainz is made from I think 1967 till present so there are gazillions made. You can get them dirt cheap in various states of demise. Perfect base for your own imagination!

I'' start with my Stainz conversion (well... sort of...) to the RTM Backer & Rueb engine #16.

Please feel free to post your projects as well! And personally I LOVE the in between pictures, if available!

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PhilP

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What an excellent idea, Henri!
Should be plenty of inspiration, appearing here?
(Might there be similar scope for a thread for Otto/Oho conversions?)

PhilP
 

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A recent topic about British rtr G scale trains showed some AMAZING Stainz conversions. Why not start a little thread to show off all these great little engines? The Stainz is made from I think 1967 till present so there are gazillions made. You can get them dirt cheap in various states of demise. Perfect base for your own imagination!

I'' start with my Stainz conversion (well... sort of...) to the RTM Backer & Rueb engine #16.

Please feel free to post your projects as well! And personally I LOVE the in between pictures, if available!

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Love it! Well done!
 

dunnyrail

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My little bit, another on the Steam Tram theme. A Stainz Chassis with an LGB Steam Tram added, no skirt to show valve gear. LGB 55021 chip, euro sound card and a Massoth small sound buffer stuffed in as well. Now trying to figure out if I can do a Battery DCC fit as well.
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idlemarvel

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Not sure this counts as there is hardly any of the Stainz left, but I built this steam railcar based on a Stainz and an LGB 3062 coach, It is based on the DWss1 which ran on 750mm gauge Saxon railways.

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dunnyrail

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Not sure this counts as there is hardly any of the Stainz left, but I built this steam railcar based on a Stainz and an LGB 3062 coach, It is based on the DWss1 which ran on 750mm gauge Saxon railways.

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Definitely qualifies in my view.
 

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I must admit to not being brave enough to take a cutting edge to a perfectly good item. I just stand admire other people's work
 

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I’ve only done one Stainz conversion and this was to create something looking like the GER/LNER Y4, a small class of 0-4-0T locos used to shunt works and factory sidings in east London.
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ge_rik

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What an excellent idea, Henri!
Should be plenty of inspiration, appearing here?
(Might there be similar scope for a thread for Otto/Oho conversions?)

PhilP
At the Llangollen show, there was a secondhand Otto on one of the trader's stands. I asked and was told it was £80. The last secondhand Otto I bought cost me £30 on eBay. Times have probably changed since then.

Rik
 

PhilP

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Yes..
At the Llangollen show, there was a secondhand Otto on one of the trader's stands. I asked and was told it was £80. The last secondhand Otto I bought cost me £30 on eBay. Times have probably changed since then.

Rik
I bought it!
:nod:

In theory, it will meet a razor-saw, and 'enhancements' from Bertram Heyn..

PhilP
 
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Riograndad

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A US outline ? IMG_20210923_180234 (1).jpg
 
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idlemarvel

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Not sure this counts as there is hardly any of the Stainz left, but I built this steam railcar based on a Stainz and an LGB 3062 coach, It is based on the DWss1 which ran on 750mm gauge Saxon railways.

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Here is the build thread for this Stainz based railcar
 

idlemarvel

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There are a few more Stainz based conversions which featured in the recent thread about British outline locos.
This is one from ge_rik ge_rik

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These from LGB-Sid LGB-Sid

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viaEstrecha

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Posted in wrong thread, ooops!

Platform building takes an eternity, with each bit needing to be clamped or weighted and allowed to glue, but whilst that goes on, I have been able to take the opportunity to make a little feature for my branch line station, El Boixar. Many smaller Spanish stations had a groundframe on the platform, to allow the station 'Jefe' to control local points and signalling and although (according to its fantasy history) my railway received colour light signals in the early 1960s, controlled from cabins like the one at Montsiá, some stations off the main line would have retained their lever frame.

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So, time to get some nylon pulleys from eBay, dig into my stock of styrene and ABS profile, chuck in some foamboard offcuts and a pair of solder tags and nick some fine thread from Dra. Estrecha's jewellery-making stash. Detail has been sacrificed for ruggedness as this will be left out in the garden, but I am pleased enough with the result, shown below with some examples above of the real thing.

Just a small item of detail, but that sort of thing floats my boat.

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