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What I wanted, only in narrow gauge







So with an old Bug Mauler drivetrain I had modified previously to an 0-6-0 set up but had never done anything with,
I gave it a whirl…

Boiler, 60mm PVC, cut and fitted to the Bug Mauler chassis, boy was this one hellova mess to cut


Tender test, I just had this one left over from my 2-4-2 that got mashed into a Heisler


A/C switcher pilot beam attached


Stack from a A/C switcher, cheapo Scientific domes, assorted fiddly bits attached


Rear view with fiddly bits attached, cab from a Scientific epoxied to the boiler


Side view, the whole boiler/cab assembly can be unscrewed from the drive with the same screw holes


Pilot with steps and tank added


I literally threw this one together quite literally as Warren would say, “right out of the garbage can” (parts trough), and I might say with a rather unashamed sloppyness and a further unashamed haste.


Test ran it on the layout. Runs like crap!


Herky jerky due to poor power pick up. Crap drive! Need to add pickups to all the tender wheels to fix that. Thats why I screwed the boiler/chassis togther so I can add a different drive chassis somewhere down the line. I’m not too sure about that tender, looks smallish, have a slopeback coming from weaselBay. We’ll see how that looks when that arrives. Need to change the headlight with one that works.

I will post some more pics soon, maybe tonight.
 

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VIc,

Whoa.  Lookin good.  My bug mauler always ran pretty well, except now that its got a stripped gear.  Need to put her and a check in the mail for repair..

Mark
 

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Tender arrived from eBay today, added a couple trucks and...I think we have a winner




Its an Aristo slopeback tender.  Looks far better than the Columbia tender, a lot closer to what this type of engine would actually have. 

One of the trucks has dual power pickups so all I should need to do is add a connector from the RC shop and a couple of details. Front coupler needs a little tweeking. Almost done!
 

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as a side note though, how about adding about 2" onto that slope back tender??? most 0-6-0's did infact have slope back tenders, though a litle longer. it would be easy to extend the coal bunker back by 1-2" easily
 

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After all the discussion about the USA and Piko docksiders valve gear, I added crosshead and stephenson valve mechanism, I think it looks the better for it.
 

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I agree! It's the little details like that that really make the model, in my opinion. And thanks for sharing. :)
 
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