I REALLY want this loco!

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by CNWman, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

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    A BR 04 Shunter in HO scale would be REALLY nice for my layout for a secret reason. Anybody know a mfg. that makes them? Oh yeah, and if it has side plates covering up the wheels and a cow catcher, it would be just sweel!
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    You need to post a link for those of us who are unfamilier with the loco in question. I don't recognise the designation as anything the Santa Fe ran, so I don't have a clue what you are referring to.
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    Here's a pic

    but I'd like the blue to be black, if possible:
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    and with side plates , a cowcatcher and knuckle couplers:D for a secret reason:thumb:
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    It's British, also, just so ya know. (hmmmm,does that give you all a clue as to wht I want with one?:D )
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    I know I know

    You want one so it looks like Mavis from Thomas and friends. That wasn't that hard to figure out.
  6. CNWman

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    ok, I admit it, I want a Mavis. But I always wanted a better version of my little switcher when I was 5 or somethn so it's kinda like a whim from childhood.:oops: That, and I want a switcher that isn't the "Usual" type.
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    I think I've seen something like that from AHM years ago. I may be thinking of their Plymouth switcher. I think you could easily kitbash one of those. Start with a Roundhouse 0-6-0 switcher kit. Build it without the cylinders and valve gear, just the drivers and side rods. Modify the frame to fit the AHM Plymouth switcher body. Since the Roundhouse 0-6-0 uses the tender wheels to pick up power on one side with the drivers picking up power on the other side, you would need to make a sheet brass wiper to pick up power from the drivers on the off side of the locomotive, and make an insulated mount to insulate the wipers from the locomotive frame. The other possible starting point would be if someone makes an 0-6-0 saddle tank switcher to start with for your power unit.
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    Is there anyway that I can just try to pass off a ready-to-run model of the closest thing? I haven't got a clue as to how to kitbash (other than what it is):oops: :rolleyes:
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    if you find one let me know, I would like one as well!
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    hisco, please go to your thread of trying to get your RI loco running. The disscussion has moved there cause you are doing thomas and co and Mavis is included:)
  11. 60103

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    CNW, I think that is a Bachman engine. There may be a few rattling around the Toronto area.
    Our late importer told me that they would supply him a box of 6, 2 green and 4 blue. Because of the Toronto market, he would end up with at least 3 of the blue ones left over (our English immigrants tended to be from before the blue era).
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    Cooooooooool. Thats great information. I think I have seen one at our train shop because I remember making the comment it would be a cool Mavis, but not sure if it was exactly the same or not... maybe I can sneak by and check tomorrow.