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The Bachmann 0n30 Porters are good running machines and it does not take much to change their appearance. This is a brief, mainly pictorial, description of the method. A full description is in Narrow Lines (the official magazine of the 7mm Narrow Gauge Association) #131 Oct/Nov 2001.
Two "Porters"
1. The differences between the transatlantic cousins are pretty obvious. The key to the transformation was the use of the whitemetal cab parts from a Bagnall 0-4-0T kit from Wrightlines. (See the links section.) These parts are available as an accessory kit. To my amazement this conversion became quite popular and I am flattered at how many folk seem to know what an Anglo-Porter is.
First effort An improved look
2. The beginning of the conversion. The plastic cab can be pried off quite easily. The Bagnall cab fits precisely on the Bachmann platform! Her underpinnings though are too skimpy for a Brit. 3. shows the effect of photoshopping! Side frames have been added which give her that hunkered down Brit/Welsh look! Note the front and rear buffer plate platforms, the headlight and the bell have been removed
Start of underframeBeefed up firebox3/4 rear view
4. The first new styrene side frame piece is just visible below the footplate at the rear. It is better seen in 6. along with the step. The brass tube chimney is probably a bit short. In 5. the beefed up firebox, made from a piece of a dead UHU gluestick, can be seen. The gap between this and the cast part was filled with plasticene and painted over.
The Final Product Hunslett prototype
4. The first new styrene side frame piece is just visible below the footplate at the rear. It is better seen in 6. along with the step. The brass tube chimney is probably a bit short. In 5. the beefed up firebox, made from a piece of a dead UHU gluestick, can be seen. The gap between this and the cast part was filled with plasticene and painted over.
Click on one of the images below to see a larger version with comments. These show an anglo-porter at work, the making of a styrene cab and images of an 0-4-2 conversion.
Anglo in servicePamela cabSavery's Porter version
Painted Savery 1Painted SaveryAn open cab version
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