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Author Topic: Electra's DMU Madness  (Read 3705 times)

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Electra's DMU Madness
« on: July 17, 2011, 06:35:17 PM »
I've been having fun with Class 170 conversions over the last few days and have the following to show:



From left to right, there's the Class 166, which uses N-Train cast ends, the London Overground Class 172/0 and the London Midland Class 172/2 which has a re-profiled nose with end gangway fitted.

The LM 172 conversion is actually quite fun - you cut an inverse V behind the cab front and swing it back until the right pitch is reached. The gangway is simply laminated vinyl.
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Re: Electra's DMU Madness
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2011, 10:26:44 AM »
Good work Adam.  :thumbsup:

I can't wait for the 465 - although funds are non existant for the donor vehicles at the moment. :-\  What would I need?

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Re: Electra's DMU Madness
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2011, 11:32:55 AM »
You'll need 4x Mk2 coach as the basis for the Networker EMUs. It's still early days with this one, as Bob will be doing a new front end. The 165 end for the Turbostar conversion is a bit too narrow for the 465.
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Re: Electra's DMU Madness
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2011, 08:27:21 PM »
Great job Adam. Your 166 is superb. And I'm wishing I had a use for the 172/2 as that looks good too. I am hoping to get my second FGW 166 finished soon and then I'll post pics of the 6-car unit running.
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Re: Electra's DMU Madness
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2011, 10:30:41 PM »
Adam has just let me have a scrap Mk 2 body to hack about, with  my 465 end...........................

Will report back when I get a bit of time to try it out.

 

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