Shinn Idustrial Mining Co. #4

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by MilesWestern, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    SIM Co.'s got a new engine in the property, but in bad need of a rebuild. I'm commissioning you guys here at the gauge for advice on how to approach my first engine re-build.

    My intention is to completely alter the locomotive cosmetically, while leaving the (working) mechanical mechinism intact.

    It was built for SIM about four years ago by Model Power. It's a 0-4-0T, look it up on model power's website.

    To Ray- Have you dealt with this engine before? Have any of you re-built this tiny lokey?

    Train Clown? anybody?

    Any suggestions?
  2. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

    Got a picture?
  3. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member is the builder's The middle is it's current state (molded-on details removed)...and the bottom shows the same treatment done to the ungainly oil bunder at the rear as well.

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  4. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    It looks as if there's plenty of space for exra weight...that should drastically improve performance with this already good puller, but what should I use as weights? (they'd go in the side tanks and in the oil bunker at rear, also in the boiler, theres tons of space for wieght! :D
  5. trainman4

    trainman4 Member


    Is that the fireman laying on the ground?:thumb: sign1 Nice work on the engine.
  6. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    ...uh oh, and the fireman looks like he knocked out the engineer!! (in gray) looks like we have a mystery on our hands....! sign1

    Much Thanks goes out to shaygetz for sending me detial parts to get this project "back on track!" :D Thank you! :)
  7. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    looks like you have headed in the right direction .

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