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Just Picked up this Lionel 0-4-0 set locally for $50 bucks.
It has some issues that need to be addressed.
Starting in a couple of weeks i'll be breaking it down and modifying it.


More to come...
 

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I guess technically this is a saddle tank.. but im having difficulty finding the prototype.
 

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Are you 'drastically' modifying it?
Like into a Big Boy?
Or keeping it as a saddle tank?
B & O?
Or narrow gauge?
Have fun.
Cheers,
David
Fairbanks Morse diesel hydraulic
Um... that might be a tad beyond my ability. LOL ;)

I think i will keep it a 0-4-0 saddle tank but will make the power pickup and chassis a bit more reliable. Also maybe add some detailing to the body as well as add some sound and maybe a good smoke unit. Internal space is going to be a challenge.

Currently the axles do not sit level or parallel to each other and the wheel spacing is off to the point where the wheels fall inside the track. ( im thinking this is the old Lionel slipping "tire" issue )
Unsure about the goal for the passenger cars There is roof damage that needs to be repaired and i am considering upgrading the lighting to LED.
 

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So it begins...
On initial inspection it appears the engine was stored outside.
How do i know this you ask??
1: Rusty parts. some screws fine, others completely rusted


2 Mud Wasps... Oh how i hate mud wasps!



Do i want to know whats under here???


Mice?? Angry miniature Beavers????

Honestly if anyone knows what might of caused this please let me know.


Completely dismantled


Off to give the shell and plastic parts a much needed bath.
More to come.
 

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So, it's time to ask myself just how committed to this project am i willing to be? Do i shave off the false rails or do i leave them?
 

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I like the Pennsy . Goona pick one up when i get a chance. Can you share some close ups of the fixed pilots
 
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