00 Base Toy Conversion

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  1. RALPH

    RALPH Full Member

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    Work in progress
    Base Toy 1:76 (00) Truck conversion from tanker truck to a coal delivery truck.

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    Straight out of box

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    Removed Tank x 2 Screws

    Removed base of tank to use as flat tray
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    removed rear axle ( Fine cutting disc in Dremel )

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    Shortened base, weathered, and replaced. Post at a later date, completed Coal Truck

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    Sorry about unsteady hand :facepalm:
     
  2. 60019Bittern

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    Nice conversion. They do lend themselves for conversion nicely. If only they would do an O type Bedford cab unit.
     
  3. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Nice conversion Ralf, I used to own a full size Austin FG K60 flat bed and I fancy re creating it in model form, I have a Base toys Sunblest FG in OO but what I would really like is to do it in 7mm, unfortunately no one doe,s them yet, and I don,t think I could scratch build one with all the curves.

    Pete.
     
  4. SMR CHRIS

    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    Nice conversion :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs: looking forward to seeing the finished truck
    And as a bonus you get parts to fill the junk yard with the off cut axle Assembly
     
  5. ianvolvo46

    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Love it Ralph

    Ian
     
  6. Kimbo

    Kimbo Staff Member Moderator

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    Beats me how you think up these conversion ideas mate ....:avatar::thumbs:
     
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    Nice one Ralph, like that, clever :thumbup:

    Ed
     
  8. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Hi Ralph

    Very effective conversion, must buckle down and start on vehicles for Viccy Road (and everything else as well :whatever:).

    Keep em comming

    Paul
     
  9. RALPH

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    Now the "Thorneycroft" truck completed, and ready for Work !!!

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    Loading Sacks

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    Sacks being stacked

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    Barring one left to stack, Finished coal truck ready for deliveries.

    Thanks for all your comments on first half of build http://www.click
     
  10. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Nice one

    :worship::worship::worship::worship:

    Paul
     
  11. Kimbo

    Kimbo Staff Member Moderator

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    Nice conversion mate and a great little scene.
     
  12. Gary

    Gary Wants more time for modelling.... Staff Member Administrator

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    Excellent conversion. :thumbs: Will the tank find a new life ?? Perhaps an oil tank at a diesel depot..??

    I would like to see 'Prestons Coal Merchants' down the flanks of the tray...! ;)

    Found this image on Flickr : https://www.flickr.com/photos/rpsmithbarney/11230092923

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  13. SMR CHRIS

    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    Really nice work on the truck Ralph.:tophat:

    Gary thanks, top link too those images of the coal yard :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:
     
  14. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Great results. A fantastic link to the real thing as well Gary.

    :thumbs:

    Toto
     
  15. RALPH

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    :hismiley:Thank you Platform One'ers for your replies. Gary; The coal truck/yard link great,only wish i'd found it :thumbs: as it would have saved a lot of :hammer:to get the gray matter moving remembering my brother use to deliver coal for Prestons in Earby :scratchchin:Years ago
    The Coal Staithe in pictures I made from Pop Sticks, the coal is actually real coal some from HVR (Hotham Valley Railway) here in WA, some from SVR (Severn Valley Railway) UK.

    Thanks for Viewing
    RALPH.
     
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    This is the partially built Pop stick Staithe

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    Finished, Weathered, with added Real Coal some from HVR (Hotham Valley Railway) WA some from SVR (Severn Valley Railway) UK.
    http://www.clickRALPH
     
  17. Gary

    Gary Wants more time for modelling.... Staff Member Administrator

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    The staithes look good, great job. :thumbup: I have always wondered why the timbers are vertical, compared to coal staithes that we have down under, built with horizontal timbers ??

    Cheers, Gary.

    ps. I'm just happy not to be that little fella there that has to smash up those very large lumps of coal !
     
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    Looks the part. Thank Goodness for coffee stirrers and ice lolly sticks. Where would we be without them. Bye the way, coffee stirrers are about right for sleepers too.
     
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    I have seen staithes built with the sleepers horizontal, the ends in H section rsj,s buried upright in the ground, not many, and I have never seen them modelled.

    Pete.
     
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    Gary wrote:
    It's ok Gary, Ralph is being drawn to the dark side (aka o gauge).
    Every one starts their o gauge journey one item at a time.....
     

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