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 small pieces of clay…..