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LGB 2020 kit bashed Forney

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Made a Forney out of a LGB Stainz, has new boiler, steam dome, sand dome, smoke stack, all made from PVC fittings and pipe. Front where the original smoke stack screwed in now has a 1/4" 1/4 x 20 bolt going up into the boiler and secured to the lead weight. The smoke stack is screwed to the boiler via electric lamp fitting which is 1/8"MPT x 1/4"MPT and holds the unit together very well, and you can pick up the engine by it ,nice handle. The cab is held on with 2/56 machine screws one each side and 2 from underneath, although strong I still use the stack for pick up. The rear trailing trucks are from a Kalamazoo/HLW (tender) using them allowed to keep the low profile they have electrical pickups and extra fishing weights to help hold them down to the track. The cab is a cut down 2020 along with roof but extra extension to cover back to the tender part. Water tender part is a cut down Kalamazoo/HLW and houses small speaker with simple chuff system. Made the front pilot from evergreen styrene. Couplers are both Kadee G scale. Bell rope is twisted 20 gauge wire strands, and sand dome dump rod is from piano wire. Painted the cab to look like wood (orange wood of course). Lettering is from a silhouette cameo. The smoke stack uses a 5vdc seuthe unit, headlight is lit with a LED both powered of a very small voltage reducer I got from gfhappyboy on EBay, it also powers 2 flickering LED's in the rear of the firebox. Forney measures out at only 13 3/4" and works great on 4' radius curves.  Fun build, Bill

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Bill, Terrific outcome,  I like your ability to combine parts from many different things to the ultimate end.  I most envy your weathering ability.   LiG

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12 hours ago, rbrown7713 said:

Hey, my magnet bell mover might work in your Forney, if you haven't already done it, Bob.

It probably would but I already super glued it in place habit from loosing too many bells, Thanks

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5 hours ago, Screwy Nick said:

Bill, Terrific outcome,  I like your ability to combine parts from many different things to the ultimate end.  I most envy your weathering ability.   LiG

Thanks much for the kind words, Bill

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