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/

Advertisements
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/

7mm, Narrow Gauge, Railway

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/

Narrow Gauge, Railway

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/

Narrow Gauge, Railway

A Rite of Passage: The Pug Conversion – Steve’s 009 and 09 Adventure

Many narrow gauge modellers love to do a ‘Pug Conversion’. OO9 modellers modify the Dapol Pug kit to create a 4mm scale narrow gauge locomotive. O scale narrow gaugers often start with the Hornby Pug and use this as the basis for a 7mm scale narrow gauge loco. For some people a Pug Conversion is…
— Read on 009adventure.blog/2019/07/10/a-rite-of-passage-the-pug-conversion/

Narrow Gauge, Railway

Beds and Bucks Narrow Gauge Modellers, Open Day 2019 – Steve’s 009 and 09 Adventure

The Beds and Bucks Open Day was held on Sunday 23rd June. Many thanks to the exhibitors, visitors, traders and members of the Beds and Bucks group who made the day so enjoyable. Extra special thanks must go to Sue, Matthew and Clive who worked all day to make the event a success… and they…
— Read on 009adventure.blog/2019/07/01/beds-and-bucks-narrow-gauge-modellers-open-day-2019/

Narrow Gauge, Railway

Brilliant Burton – Steve’s 009 and 09 Adventure

Last Saturday the 7mm Narrow Gauge Association held their annual exhibition in Burton on Trent. This year is the 40th Anniversary of the Association and the exhibition was expanded to include over 20 layouts, traders, demonstrators and the society stands. I have to say it was an excellent exhibition and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Charmouth…
— Read on 009adventure.blog/2019/06/16/brilliant-burton/

Narrow Gauge

SWING in Littlehampton – Steve’s 009 and 09 Adventure

Last weekend the Small and Wonderful Industrial, Narrow Gauge and light railways (SWING) group held their exhibition in Littlehampton. It was very enjoyable with layouts in scales from N to G scale, both standard and narrow gauge, and it was held in a super venue. Here are some photos of the layouts that most appealed…
— Read on 009adventure.blog/2019/05/26/swing-in-littlehampton/