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Postby Gavin Sowry » Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:08 am

The things boredom brings on when you are exhibiting at a Train Show ... you take an innocent photo, and someone says "why don't you start a thread on that"? So, here's the first picture for this Gallery, a thread devoted to what you have done with a Bachmann Gas Mechanical.

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A Sidelines conversion, by me, and a scratch built conversion by DCRfan on the Haywards Estate Railway, at the 2009 Masterton Show.
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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:46 am

Well, here's mine, stock Sidelines Cab/Bufferbeam conversion with a new exhaust pipe and a discreet paint job. It does run now with a different driver and brake handle.

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Postby Jon Randall » Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:03 pm

My Lotus

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Although I can't remember a Lotus appearing in Tron :roll:
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Postby Glen A » Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:55 pm

Davenport #1.
cab made from 4 pieces of styrene;
3 sides and a seat:

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It was such a great runner, that #2 was purchased:

Davenport #2

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This cab only has 3 pieces of styrene; a front end, back end and a seat joining the two together.
The advantage of this, is that you can have the driver facing either side (driver held on by blue tack). So the loco can be positioned in either direction, and driver turned around so he still faces the public.

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Postby gfadvance » Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:24 pm

Going to add ............. my still unfinished .......version :oops:

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Maybe this will spur me on to finish this one (need to correct all the things I can now see that is wrong with it)
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:33 pm

Some great conversions here, however I've always thought that the jump from 1/4" to 1/2" scale was a bit extreme for the engine bonnet.

ScottB's kit (surprised that it hasn't appeared so far) addresses that aspect.

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By the way, I've just straightened the con rod.
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Postby Imagineering » Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:30 am

Looked like this at 12:00am this morning
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Looks like this at 8:00pm this evening
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Postby chris69 » Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:05 am

Hi guys,

Looking at all the Diesel critters and especially Gerry's green one, got me working. I like the square look of it, a great look, and here is mine:

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It is a combination of the Bachman Davenport and an old Atlas O scale switcher that supplied the hood. The tank on the back came from the "magic box", the tubing is florists wire. Now a bit more paint etc and well see ...

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Postby Prof Klyzlr » Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:47 am

Noting the fair amount of sideways drivers here, it was and is quite common for "super narrow gauge" diesel critters to have a "sideways driver position". It aids in allowing the driver to see both fore and aft of the loco, and helps fit "full size" humans in what, even in prototype, often appear to be "scale sized cabs".

Try these links for some examples:

http://www.ilrms.com.au/green_ruston.htm

Ruston 4whl:

http://www.ilrms.com.au/brown_ruston.htm

And another:

http://www.ilrms.com.au/hunslet_number_2.htm

Hunslet:

http://www.ilrms.com.au/hunslet_number_4.htm

And another:

http://www.djr12ecg.demon.co.uk/spx/8-12.htm

http://www.djr12ecg.demon.co.uk/spx/layout.htm

http://www.alankeef.co.uk/industrial_locomotives.html
(note the K.40 in the top pic!)

http://www.djr12ecg.demon.co.uk/spx/10HP.htm

http://www.amberleynarrowgauge.co.uk/im ... ster-3.jpg

http://www.amberleynarrowgauge.co.uk/im ... ster-1.jpg

http://www.steeplegrange.co.uk/horwich1.jpg

Hope these give some food for thought.
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Postby chris69 » Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:12 pm

Hi Guys,
mine finally went to the painter and got a finish coat.

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Greetings

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Postby franckcombe » Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:40 pm

hi,

please find 3 critters based on 040. Sorry for the bad quality of the picture. The models are not finished, but it's on the way.

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Postby scott b » Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:36 pm

Thought I would add one that I had been working on, but it was put on the backburner and I don't know where it is!

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These really are great little mechanisms, by far my favourite. I don't have to cut anything off before I start and they will go around ridiculously tight corners and over almost any track no matter how poorly laid; and if you leave the side open the wheels are very calming to watch with the little rods, very nice detail.
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Postby franckcombe » Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:20 pm

Hi,

I have nearly finish my 3 040. I need just to add dust.

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Postby Glen A » Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:53 am

Something a bit different; a steam powrered gasser...


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Postby Bob Roegge » Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:40 pm

My two critters made from Bachmann GMs.....

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Postby ian holmes » Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:06 pm

Here's my Bachmann Davenport conversion from waaay back when...

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boy I had some fun making that one...

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Postby Gavin Sowry » Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:34 am

:shock: A Gn15 record :?:

8) Four gassers all on the same layout.

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Taken at the Masterton Show today.
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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:37 am

Probably the most complete write up on the construction of this loco, is really not too far away :lol:
Ken wrote it all up in this thread
http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=6788
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Postby riogruNt » Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:04 am

Two of my Gas Mech Critters side by side.....have another on the workbench right now

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Postby Jon Randall » Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:55 pm

Here is my second (and third?) Gas Mech conversion

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This is a very powerful loco easily pulling 17 wagons up a 1 in 10 gradient through a S-curve :shock:
The pick-ups on both units are wired together so if one loses electrical contact the wheels will still turn giving lovely wheelspin 8)
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Postby Island Railway Alex » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:52 pm

here is my critter from F.Huber & Son

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