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 Posted: Mon Oct 4th, 2010 06:21 pm
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Guess who's got himself a new choo-choo?

   After ages spent pining over O gauge locos/kits that I would never be able to afford,I finally landed  one for just over  30 quid!  She's  more toy than model at the moment,but I'm dying to take delivery so I can get stuck in on her.

   I intend to fit finescale wheels,new motor loads of detail,etc etc.So this will be very much'the long game'!

The big stick/slot on top of the firebox is the on/off switch(battery operated by Lima).That will be filled in,and real coal for the tender...Ooooohhhhhh!!!!

And I'll have to get me some O gauge track too!!:roll:

Cheers,John.B.:thumbs

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 Posted: Mon Oct 4th, 2010 06:43 pm
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John, I rebuilt a Lima 4F for a customer many years ago, building a new chassis for both loco and tender modifying the boiler and fitting all new fittings. Converting the tender to the welded type etc. Customer loved it. Good luck with your conversion.
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 Posted: Mon Oct 4th, 2010 07:00 pm
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and I bet Daddy is dead chuffed too,looks a bit of good kit,
enjoy,,,

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You're on the slippery slope now!

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Fantastic John, am looking forward to the "how to" thread on changing the wheels. Hey but wait a minute, I thought the only project to be done alongside Perranporth was going to be Christine's tram layout. She is obviously one hell of a tolerant lady to let you get away with this.:shock:

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Les,
     She hasn't mentioned her tram layout since we got back! Castles in the air.......:roll::lol::lol::lol:

This O gauge job will be a real voyage of discovery for me,its a case of softly softly catchee monkey.I've got plenty of other loco projects to get up and running in N gauge still,not just upgrading all my 45xx's for Perranporth.I've got a 56xx and an upgrade on "Winchester Castle" that are currently "hanging in the air"!!!
  Well,roll on those long Winter nights....made for modelling!

Cheers,John.B.:thumbs

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The reason he probably bought that is he had to agree to doing christines tram layout before he bought the loco:lol::lol:

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Hey HP,don't mention the new loco to her!!:shock: I wear the pants in our house....they just happen to be in the wash at the moment!!!:lol::lol::lol:
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You wish.:mutley

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You arent having it delivered to your mums house by any chance are you John?:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:


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        Hey now,that's not a bad idea.....not that I'm scared of her,mind!!:oops:
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That loco looks surprisingly good before you start, John.
Lends itself to your improvement plan.



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I agree, dd. I like it already. :thumbs

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You wear the trousers in your house John - and you have the managements permission to say so!

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Nice one John B, Have fun with this baby, and another good thing with 0 gauge, one can see what ones doing! regards,Derek

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Nice one John.
I had one of those and a class 33 by the same manufacturer many years ago. (Mike will remember the days at Stourbridge Model Railway Society)
Anyway, the bodies are not bad but the chassis is bloody awful!
If it were mine I would be tempted to scrap the chassis and con rods all together and build a brass chassis for it. If you are going to the expense of finescale wheels (Slaters I presume) then it would be worth the time building a new chassis.

I have seen a few of theses conversions and they look mighty fine models when finished.
Have you looked at the 0 gauge guild web site? there may be some info about bits and pieces there somewhere.

Cheers for now.

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Frank,
        Thanks for that,sounds like good advice to me! I'll definately check out the O gauge website as well,this gauge is all new to me,and I'll need to do my homework!!

Cheers,John.B.:thumbs

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Now who's a lucky boy then !!

"O" gauge is surely a wonderful gauge to work in but I know my wallet wouldn't stretch to it so I'll just have to drool over yours John.



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Hi John, if you can get a copy of the 0 Gauge Guild Gazette - John Middleton's article in Gazette vol 13, no 12. Gives a blow by blow account of a Lima 4F conversion.
Cheers
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Mike,
      Thanks for that info...I'm going to need all the help I can get,and that article will be invaluable!
I'm very much an ignorant amateur as regards this scale,but I'm willing to learn.

Cheers,John.B.:thumbs

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