Gn15, scratch build loco project #1


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This loco started out as a bit of fun and built from an old Triang OO gauge dock shunter as I have a few of these that had seen better days I have also converted others for my future OO gauge layout and can be seen here.

Starting with a good chassis, I need to clear one side for the cab area, in the picture below is the standard chassis.

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By altering the wiring, reversing the dock shunter light mount a clear area is achieved and although this is the front of the chassis it will now become the rear.

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Only the bonnet or nose of the dock shunter body is being used and with the remainder cut away I can start creating the rest from plasticard.

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I started with the base plate and cut around all raised areas on the chassis this is 2mm plasticard.

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With the bonnet section in place I decided to remove the lower lip and leave the tool boxes intact.

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Much neater, the moulding grill was also removed and a new one added, this was made from material I had laying around for other projects.

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The cab area was made from 2mm plasticard and the driver tested for seating position.

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Some of the parts I am using came from Steve at  Pepper7 or blackdogmining, these are resin parts such as the buffer beams and coupling blocks, also the controls for the cab.

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The buffer beams were built up with 2mm plasticard and side supports and the front one fitted, the rear needs some of the chassis metal removed and I have marked it below what needs removing.

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Cut and trimmed ready for rear buffer beam.

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Rear buffer beam fitted.

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Next the coupling blocks.

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Before I fit these I have drilled a 1mm hole ready for the pins that will later act as coupling pins.

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A coat of primer to show up any filling that needs doing and have also made up a gearbox cover in the cab.

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Next will be further detail and seat.

Seen here with the kit built loco from a previous article

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More soon


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