Mountain Goat Waggon & Carriage Works.

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Re: Mountain Goat Waggon & Carriage Works.

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Post by Mountain Goat » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:39 pm

Just a bit of woodworm.. :lol: Just like the giant woodowrm where the platforms are going to be! :D
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Re: Mountain Goat Waggon & Carriage Works.

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Post by Mountain Goat » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:50 am

I converted a kiddies toy into a bogie coach. It is almost finished... But I do have thoughts to convert it into two 4 wheel coaches instead. I am not 100% sure as yet though. When I made the conversion the coach used to be blue. It only had two doors on the one side of the coach and one end of the coach had a large open vestible door with a corridor connection to it.

I decided to close this off, and make doors on the other side of the coach. The doors that were already there were recessed, so I had to add strips of plasticard to build up the recess until it was flush. Also I built up the internal area of the new door side of the coach so it matched.

As the toy chassis had 8 non flanged wheels which were not pivoted, I needed to convert it to work on rails, so I removed the old chassis and mounted it on a new chassis. The new chassis was an old half wrecked Jouef chassis which was shortened, and it also had an old Triang underframe bolted onto it. I have yet to change the couplings. I have hung back for now due to the thought of converting them into two smaller coaches which look like a simple enough conversion.


I managed to find where the coach had come from. They are sold as kiddies toys and come as a loco and a coach in either red or blue. There is zls a green loco and a huge tender. The locos saddle tank and boiler are actually the right size to use for a future 7mm narrow gauge conversion project. My theory is... New cab, new chimney and a suitable 00 gauge chassis and all going well... A working 7mm narrow gauge loco. The loco upper body is cast metal so it will give some nice weight to it.
So more to follow maybe!
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