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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #840 on: August 05, 2020, 10:14:30 PM »
An excellent solution Keith and, the cheapest option.

Great stuff.

Martin

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  Totally agree, superb modelling  Keith
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Seconded. An elegant solution.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #841 on: August 06, 2020, 07:12:51 AM »
Thank you for the comments chaps.  :beers:

Hi John, @Train Waiting Iím guessing that you built your boxcar converter? I couldnít find anything ready to run in n gauge. Interesting that they do exist in other gauges. Iím semi-seriously looking for a cheap boxcar as the next candidate for conversion to an SAC-W. I do have three unused micro-trains couplings!  :D

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #842 on: August 06, 2020, 09:14:18 AM »
It was a really easy conversion, Keith.  The UP 40' boxcar was an inexpensive model by Bachmann and had Rapido couplings fitted to the trucks (bogies).  I bought a pair of Micro-Trains trucks and fitted one!

I think this was right at the end of Bachmann's use of Rapido couplings - I believe that current production uses a coupling compatible with the Micro-Trains one, which has become the US standard.

The boxcar got a bit of use as I have two UP steam locomotives with Rapido couplings.  More interestingly, when I belatedly discovered Union Mills in January 2014, 'B12/3' 4-6-0 No. 1545 was set to work on my US layout, coupled to the convertor boxcar.  It was an incongruous sight - a LNER 'B12/3' at the head of a 'Hot Shot'!  And that was the beginning of the end for Sandrock.

All the very best.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #843 on: August 17, 2020, 04:25:21 PM »
Coupling capers part 2

The wagon body has been fitted to the modified chassis. Western Sultan tests the system:







Maybe I should paint the roof of the SAC-W a lighter grey to match the box cars?

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« Reply #844 on: August 17, 2020, 04:54:46 PM »


Maybe I should paint the roof of the SAC-W a lighter grey to match the box cars?

Yes, why not?  :)

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #845 on: August 17, 2020, 06:09:18 PM »
That's a very nice job, Keith.  The buckeyes are accurately aligned.

Best wishes.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #846 on: August 17, 2020, 07:38:23 PM »
An elegant solution well executed

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