TT chassis for conversion

TT chassis for conversion

Postby HVT » Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:08 pm

New to this forum and to TT but I could use your help. I have an Ertl Thomas the Tank body that is the correct size for TT scale and I would like to put it on a TT scale chassis. Any suggestions are welcome. Currently have Thomas in N,HO,S,O,G and kids love them.

Is there a donor 0-6-0 loco available? Perhaps similar to the Tri-Ang loco shown on a previous post here on TTNut.

Currently on eBay is an 0-8-0 Berliner. Can it be shortened to an 0-6-0 leaving off all the drive rods except the long rod connecting the three drivers? Would it fit inside the Thomas 17mm wide body? Any pictures of that Berliner with body removed?

I am also in need of three lengths of TT flex track.

Your help will be appreciated.

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Re: TT chassis for conversion

Postby CaTTwoman281 » Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:35 pm

Have you considered trying to get a Tri-Ang 0-6-0 as the stating point? We had used one with masking tape face on it at the 2013 National Train Show, and the kids loved it.
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Re: TT chassis for conversion

Postby HVT » Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:39 pm

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A Tri-Ang 0-6-0 would be great, just need to find one. Suggestions? (Hopefully this side of the Atlantic)
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Re: TT chassis for conversion

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:25 pm

Welcome aboard! There are various versions of this http://www.eurotrainhobby.com/tillig-di ... p10779c245. You can email Euro Train Hobby and George will order it for you.
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Re: TT chassis for conversion

Postby Arseny » Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:49 am

Welcome, Dave.

Roco's BR80 is 0-6-0
http://www.eurotrainhobby.com/roco-stea ... p13647c218

Very nice steam locomotive, but I do not know dimensions.
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Re: TT chassis for conversion

Postby HVT » Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:14 am

Thanks everyone for the kind words. Yes, Arseny, that is a very nice steam locomotive. It almost seems a shame to remove that nicely detailed body and running gear for this project.

Still looking for a used Tri-Ang 0-6-0 and attending the largest train show in the state this weekend.

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Re: TT chassis for conversion

Postby HVT » Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:44 am

FYI I have purchased a Tri-Ang 0-6-0 loco and am awaiting the shipment. I will be posting pictures of the project.
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Re: TT chassis for conversion

Postby Bernd » Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:48 pm

HVT wrote:FYI I have purchased a Tri-Ang 0-6-0 loco and am awaiting the shipment. I will be posting pictures of the project.


:thumbup: I'll be watching with high interest.

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P.S. BTW, welcome to TT club.
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Re: TT chassis for conversion

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sat Mar 05, 2016 6:44 pm

HVT wrote:FYI I have purchased a Tri-Ang 0-6-0 loco and am awaiting the shipment. I will be posting pictures of the project.


If you need advice on restoring one, please let me know, I have brought 3 of them "back from the dead" thus far.
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Re: TT chassis for conversion

Postby HVT » Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:51 am

AstroGoat760 wrote: If you need advice on restoring one, please let me know, I have brought 3 of them "back from the dead" thus far.


Thanks for the offer. Is the motor generally salvageable or do they need to be remotored?
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