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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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/

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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/