Chronicling the development of my Cambrian and Narrow Gauge 4mm scale model railway


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It’s been that sort of week. But today I managed to get some time here and there to push on with the standard gauge tonka tank. As mentioned previously, I decided to graft a 64xx cab onto the white metal body. It is a tad narrower than a 15xx cab but I can live with that for the added detail.

With the overly tall bufferbeam cut from the white metal bunker rear, it too was attached to the cab with the frame extension pieces.

Due to the donor nature of the chassis, with slightly modified dimensions, the sand boxes won’t fit as is so I’m going to re-profile them to fit into the space between the cab steps and the rear drivers. For the time being I’ve cut them off.

The chassis block was then cut down further to allow for the rear frame pieces.

With some fine tuning, the body now sits where it should. And I like the look.

Author: Chris H

Having now officially reached middle age, I am a rolling stock engineer and have worked in many different locations including a 7 year spell in Sydney, Australia, where I arrived with a suitcase and left with a wife and a son. I am now based back in my home county of Yorkshire where I juggle full time work, being a Dad to two rascally mini-mes, and trying to fit in railway modelling, assisting the GWR 1014 County of Glamorgan project, and visits to the top left hand corner of Wales and Beamish. In addition to my heavily railway themed life, I am interested in rugby, cricket, reading crime novels, falconry, and medieval re-enactments.

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