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Pug Conversion: ‘Bash’ the Boiler – Steve’s 009 and 09 Adventure

A ‘Pug Conversion’ is often called a ‘PugBash’. I guess it’s because you’ve got to ‘bash’ the original to get what you want 🙂 Well, I’ve bashed the boiler and saddle tank on the Hornby Pug. It was cut to length, considerably shorter than the original. I built up the height of the smokebox and…
— Read on 009adventure.blog/2019/08/01/pug-conversion-bash-the-boiler/

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Pug Conversion: Cylinder Covers – Steve’s 009 and 09 Adventure

The cylinders of the Rheneas chassis need to be bigger if the loco is to pass as a 7mm scale industrial loco. I had some 7.1mm (9/32″) diameter plastic tube in my ‘box of bits’. By chance, the internal diameter of the tube was a good match to the external diameter of the Rheneas cylinders…
— Read on 009adventure.blog/2019/07/28/pug-conversion-cylinder-covers/