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Author Topic: Beefing up a Peco Peckett  (Read 1808 times)

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Offline maridunian

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Beefing up a Peco Peckett
« on: December 27, 2015, 12:06:37 PM »
Last year I was delighted to pick up a rare Peco/Gem Peckett body on eBay. These kits were designed to run on an Arnold 0-4-0 chassis that's now even harder to find. I mounted mine on an 0-4-0'd Minitrix chassis, added buffer beams and put it to work in the yard:



Looking for a livery suitable for my layout, and conscious that the model's rather oversize for a small shunter, I came across this excellent Peckett site:

http://www.martynbane.co.uk/peckett/locos.htm

As you can see, Peckett made many different models ranging from the tiny Teddy to the enormous Sir Gomer, many of which used similar components.

I settled on No.1426, a Type B2 0-6-0 of November 1916, which was at Brynlliw Colliery near Swansea in January 1978.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/paulbrysn/5532867713/in/pool-1337593@N25/

The most significant change to be made is the addition of a coal bunker. I chose plasticard as my medium, but sheet brass could be used.

I sketched the side panels required from a tracing of the photograph, and cut 2 from 10 thou plasticard. The rear side panels of the cab, aft of the doorway, were carefully filed down, then the new panels dry fitted and fettled until right, then superglued in place:



A 'shelf' of 20 thou forms the first bracing piece, then similar for the bunker floor:



More plasticard bracing strips added:



And when set, the bunker filled with household filler to help withstand inevitable bumps.

(Sorry, but you are not allowed to access the gallery)

When that's all cured, the rear panel of 10 thou will be attached.

TBC!

Mike



« Last Edit: May 30, 2017, 12:59:54 PM by maridunian »

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Re: Beefing up a Peco Peckett
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2015, 01:36:06 PM »
Nice work :thumbsup:
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Re: Beefing up a Peco Peckett
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2015, 02:58:53 PM »
Smashing conversion, Mike :thumbsup:
I can just picture a chap with a red flag holding up the road traffic while the loco + trucks crosses the street from one part of the yard to another ;D

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Re: Beefing up a Peco Peckett
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2015, 10:26:28 PM »
Excellent work on such a tiny model.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Beefing up a Peco Peckett
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2015, 04:17:23 AM »
Can't wait to see the final product!
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Re: Beefing up a Peco Peckett
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2015, 05:42:55 PM »
Lovely, and I can imagine all the "collectors" screaming in range behind their computers as you saw up a peckett kit  :beers:
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Re: Beefing up a Peco Peckett
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2015, 02:29:19 PM »
Ok, so rear panel 'welded' to the top, bottom and sides of the bunker with liquid poly. When cured, edges filed smooth, then a thin strip of 10 thou added to represent the trim between upper and lower cab panels.

Superglue the top shelf and sprinkle with a mix of sand and ballast to represent coal. Repeat until desired depth achieved.



When all set, clean up and prime ready for final debugging.



Might finish this one in under 6 months!

Mike



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Re: Beefing up a Peco Peckett
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2016, 06:24:53 PM »
Ok, well here she is, prior to varnishing and weathering:



Might finish it by Tuesday!

Mike

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Re: Beefing up a Peco Peckett
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2016, 10:29:32 PM »
This is about it for the time being:



I'll be doing some more fettling with the cylinders, to raise and angle them, but that will also necessitate cutting the pistons down, so that'll be for another day!

Mike

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Re: Beefing up a Peco Peckett
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2016, 08:48:49 AM »
Very nice job, Mike, although possibly a little too clean ;) :thumbsup:

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Re: Beefing up a Peco Peckett
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2016, 09:04:05 AM »
Lovely, and I can imagine all the "collectors" screaming in range behind their computers as you saw up a peckett kit  :beers:

Well, no actual sawing and the graft is more or less reversable! The original back panel was always a bit dodgy, with its little extension built on to accommodate the the Arnold chassis.

Mike
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Re: Beefing up a Peco Peckett
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2016, 09:07:01 AM »
Very nice job, Mike, although possibly a little too clean ;) :thumbsup:


Thank you - easier to add more grime than to take it off! The model pre-dates the prototype photo, ie before the builder's plate was nicked..

BTW Here's a Brynlliw stablemate, No. 2114, a B3 built in 1950, but which shows the size of these things!



Mike
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Re: Beefing up a Peco Peckett
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2018, 09:51:14 AM »
Ok, well here she is, prior to varnishing and weathering:



Might finish it by Tuesday!

Mike


Just came across your thread hear Mike. What a lovely little loco.  One thing I notice in the photo is that you seem to have a collection of small tank locos. Do you have any other threads where you show or mention these?
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Re: Beefing up a Peco Peckett
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2018, 07:53:11 PM »
Hi Trev - I described one in this thread and I think there's a link within that to the other one. Basically, I've used the old Minitrix 0-6-0 chassis with hacked-about T3 (German shunter) bodies. Will probably try another one if I ever finish my second Peckett!

Mike

 

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