A Rite of Passage: The Pug Conversion

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Steve's Narrow Gauge Adventure

Many narrow gauge modellers love to do a ‘Pug Conversion’. OO9 modellers modify the Dapol Pug kit to create a 4mm scale narrow gauge locomotive. O scale narrow gaugers often start with the Hornby Pug and use this as the basis for a 7mm scale narrow gauge loco. For some people a Pug Conversion is a rite of passage, they believe you aren’t really a narrow gauge modeller until you’ve done one.

Over two years ago I brought this second hand ‘pug’ body from a rumage box at an exhibition and recently I brought this brand new Bachmann Rheneas.

I removed the body from the loco. The mechanism is very narrow and compact, with what looks like a modern cordless motor, and there’s even a flywheel.

It’s a good starting point.

Should I combine the two to create a O9 loco?

Why not, I need a break from pushing around…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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