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« on: March 21, 2010, 01:10:04 PM »

With my Shays in the shop with blown gears I needed another loco.
Decided I would do one of those "cut up a Forney"
What was supposed to be a quick project took about a month.
Modifications;
1. shortened pilot (.300") scribed, grained and colored deck and footboards to represent wood.
2. new headlight.
3. new sand dome.
4. new steam dome.
5. re built cab sides and lengthened roof.
6. running boards grained and painted to look like wood.
7. filled / filed boiler seams.





Hope you like it, I am pleased it is already in service hauling logs to the mill as I type this..
-Marty
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2010, 01:28:05 PM »

Looks good!
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2010, 01:54:14 PM »

Did it start as a Bachmann On30 Forney? If so, why is it dragging a new four-wheel tender? (You would have had to cut off the entire rear portion of the loco.) Anyway, however it started out, it sure ended up nice. -- Russ
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2010, 02:04:51 PM »

Nice job Marty... interesting Rwy name too... Wink

Paul
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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2010, 04:23:09 PM »

She's a beauty, Marty.
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2010, 07:26:01 PM »

sure is !  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2010, 09:06:46 PM »

Good looking conversion!! I like that fade number on cab.
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« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2010, 05:51:47 AM »

Thanks gents!
Russ,
Yes it "was" a B'mann Forney.
Yes I cut it up, front & rear!
The tender is for all the sound stuff and gives 4 more wheels for elec p/u.
Glad you all like it!
-Marty
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« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2010, 09:04:51 AM »

Very nice Marty,
Maybe someday I'll get the courage to tackle one of these. Undecided
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« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2010, 01:41:22 PM »

Sweet little lokey.

Wish you had more SBS pics of the conversion process  Undecided......would have mede it easier to copy Wink.


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« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2010, 08:00:25 AM »

Thanks Marc,
Sorry about the pics, but dont copy; do your own with a unique flair.
I didnt want mine to look like all the others anyway.
-Marty
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« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2010, 09:39:08 AM »

This is one of the nicest conversions I've seen. I like the inside frame look for this one.
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« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2010, 03:13:16 PM »

Thanks Chuck!
Just dumb luck I got the wrong one!
May do an o/s frame someday.
-Marty
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« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2010, 08:12:36 PM »

 that is really nice lookin loco. great work
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« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2010, 12:48:27 AM »

Based on the photo, it appears as though you do give a . . . well, you know.   Wink
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