Narrow Gauge, Railway

Pug Conversion: The Assembly Shop – Steve’s 009 and 09 Adventure

The fitters have been busy. They’ve assembled the main componenets of the loco: The smoke box and saddle tank from the original Hornby Pug have been attached The chimney was extended with plastic tube, filed into a slight taper False frames, running beyond the original Rheneas chassis, have been added to the front and rear…
— Read on 009adventure.blog/2019/08/04/pug-conversion-the-assembly-shop/

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Making Quay Changes #2 post rationing time travelling into the late1950s | GrahamMuz: Fisherton Sarum & Canute Road Quay

This is the second in a series of ‘Making Quay Changes’ posts with the Canute Road Quay being transported to either a different location or era or both.  After my Making Quay Changes #1 post moving the scene Eastwards, perhaps to the docks of Ipswich or Yarmouth,  utilising the lovely Model Rail magazine limited edition…
— Read on grahammuz.com/2019/08/09/making-quay-changes-2-post-rationing-time-travelling-into-the-late1950s/

Narrow Gauge, Railway

Recycling Rheneas – Body Rebuild – Steve’s 009 and 09 Adventure

The metal parts of the Rheneas body have been treated with paint stripper. (This is only the second time I’ve used the paint stripper I brought in December 2018!) The smoke box was glued to the shortened boiler with epoxy glue. The paint on the plastic parts of the model was very shiny and I…
— Read on 009adventure.blog/2019/08/19/recycling-rheneas-body-rebuild/