Lionel conversions

Re: Lionel conversions

Postby scaro » Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:18 am

You might join the discussion at the TT_IMS Yahoo group where they have had a discussion on the various ways the N&W J might be powered. I think the 3mm Society do not have the right drivers (either they used to and don't have any stock, or they just don't have the right size at all.)

Worsley Works do two sizes of generic eight wheeled chassis frames for TT, which was probably a project of the late John Fisher. Whether one of them is right for the J wheelbase I do not know. having not seen a plan of it. What's the wheel spacing of the J?

http://worsleyworks.co.uk/TT-120/North_ ... _Index.htm

Check the pics of the SW1200 etch too . . .

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Re: Lionel conversions

Postby AstroGoat760 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:32 pm

Well there is some good news: I found that a set of wheels that I have match the size of the J-Class 4-8-4 nicely. The only big change in appearance is the sidewalls and the lack of counterweights.

Here are some better photos of my Lionel 1:120 J-Class 4-8-4, and Chessie System GP-9:
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And here is the new wheel on top of the existing driving wheel:
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Re: Lionel conversions

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:38 pm

You will be motorizing these correct?
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Re: Lionel conversions

Postby scaro » Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:45 pm

What wheel is it? One of the regulars on the TT_IMS list has been looking for wheels that could be used to build a mech too.
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Re: Lionel conversions

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:44 am

ConducTTor wrote:You will be motorizing these correct?


Absolutely. The wheelsets that match up are for a HO/OO gauge steam engine.

I have 8 wheelsets (8 axles) that I bought off eBay due to it's range. The flanges are not all that deep, so that is a plus right there.

I have a number of wheelsets that went into BTTB and Zeuke cars, so the leading and training wheels will be easy to get together.

When I start the motorization processm I will post pictures that are not blurry, which means that during periods of high pain levels, Nicholle will take pictures and post them. She considers the 1:120 J-Class 4-8-4 to be her second favourite steam engine, the top of the list the a Reading T-1 #2101.

I would have to find bigger drivers to make a model of the 2101. The plan is to make the drive chassis capable of taking the small radius BTTB curved track, so that will hold the project back a little bit.
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Re: Lionel conversions

Postby scaro » Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:36 am

Thanks AngrySailor

I hope the pain alleviates. Do you know what H0 engine the wheels were for?

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Re: Lionel conversions

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:25 am

The wheels are for a 4mm gauge (OO) loco, with 16 wheels and 8 axles total, and includes main rod pins and segments as well.

I was told by the guy I bought them from, that they were meant for a OO gauge Garratt locomotive.

I am going to try to find 8 wheels similar to those in size for the J-Class 4-8-4, as I want to turn those 16 wheels for making a model of a Southern Railways Ls-1 2-8-8-2, which is about 98' long, which would fit on the turntable project.

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Re: Lionel conversions

Postby scaro » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:56 am

Now, that is a beast.

Check out Worsley Works for eight coupled chassis, he has two sizes which the late John Fisher arranged to be etched. They are good quality and sturdy and cheap at only £16.

http://www.worsleyworks.co.uk/TT-120/No ... _Index.htm

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Re: Lionel conversions

Postby CaTTwoman281 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:05 pm

We have a third 1:120 Lionel locomotive headed our way soon: a B&O F-3.

Interestingly enough, the Chessie System GP9 that we have is also lettered for the B&O.
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Re: Lionel conversions

Postby ConducTTor » Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:53 pm

Welcome to the board CaTT'! I'm looking forward to seeing the motorization process of the Lionels you guys are amassing.
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