Wednesday, 4 January 2012

CNS&M 450 Steeplecab

This was another eBay purchase. When I saw it I thought that this would make the basis for a conversion to locomotive 450.

The paint job is very basic and again a bit tatty, but serendipitously look what the box said.

I count that as a win. Not sure if it runs, as on testing with my Lenz DCC system it growled telling me that the motor didn't like what it was being fed. So I need to test it with a chip in it to see what happens? My friend Bill reckons a new eight wheel drive would be a be a good option, thereby bringing the model up to modern specifications.

At some point it will go in for stripping and detailing to make it more like number 450 circa 1948.

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