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A mis-spent lunchtime
« on: December 30, 2010, 06:52:02 PM »
I've had three blue Minitrix Mk1s sitting around doing nothing for months, and rather that put them on eBay I decided to convert them into a 3TC unit. Not the best conversion I've ever done, but not bad considering they were in revenue-earning service within two hours of my getting this daft idea (most of which was waiting for paint to dry).

3TCs were the same as 4TCs but without the first class car (FK), which meant they couldn't really work on their own. All were extended to 4TCs shortly after painting into blue/grey livery.

The raw materials, cabs glued on.



Paint over the cracks, add headcodes, BR logos, remove first class.



Plonk it on the tracks and await some horsepower



Aaah, that'll do nicely



Shunt it into the platform



....and away we go!



OK, it still needs touching up, and I'll probably add an FK to make it a 4TC eventually.
« Last Edit: December 30, 2010, 06:56:18 PM by tadpole »
Two rails good. Three better.

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Re: A mis-spent lunchtime
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2010, 07:00:04 PM »
And while I was at it, I also had the bizarre idea of painting a scrap coach into the livery of my favourite bus company (Aldershot & District).



- actually if I can find a chassis and some glazing (both are borrowed in the picture) this could become the FK for my 4TC.
Two rails good. Three better.

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Re: A mis-spent lunchtime
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2010, 09:24:57 PM »
Good work tadpole.  I painted all of my Minitrix into NSE (surprise surprise)!  I think they're lovely carriages, and you can pick them up on ebay quite cheaply.  Just a shame that they're not 1:148, but never mind.   :)

 

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