N to HOn30 4-4-0 Steam Loco Conversion

Discussion in 'Tips and How-tos' started by pinddle, Jun 21, 2014.

  1. pinddle
    pinddle Member
    I have designed a set of parts to convert a Model Power N gauge 4-4-0 steam loco into a HOn30 narrow gauge loco.
    This conversion is almost identical to the 2-6-0 version, here I will detail the differences.

    You can read the 2-6-0 instructions here -
    https://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=16784 &start=0&

    The differences for the 4-4-0 are the cab position and tender-drawbar connection.

    The cab sits further forward on the boiler, up against the 'lump' arrowed.
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    The handrails will need to be shortened when they are refitted.

    This means the tender is closer to the loco chassis than the 2-6-0. A new drawbar pin is needed.
    To do this, drill a hole in the front of the tender chassis, in the round mark as shown.
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    Insert a piece of brass rod, long enough to engage in the drawbar.
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    It can be secured with some glue when you are happy it's the correct length.
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    Last edited: Jun 21, 2014