Meet Sir Stephen

The Hornby Pug conversion I started in 2019 is finished.

It may have taken two years but I think it was worth it, I rather like this loco.

The final tasks were to add the driver and some details to the cab interior.

Then put a roof on the cab and attach the nameplates.

You can read all the steps of the build here.

The name?

Well, why shouldn’t I name a loco after me… and give myself a knighthood πŸ™‚

6 comments

  1. Just one word – brilliant!!!! OK a few other words then. It just looks so very, very right! One to be very proud of Steve! If I saw it on the shelf of a model shop I think my hand would be digging out my cash! Woody

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    • Hi Woody, Thank you so much -that’s the ultimate compliment πŸ™‚ I’m pleased with it too. I normally weather the things I build, but I can’t bring myself to weather this one !

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      • Hello Steve, I would be hesitant to weather this tco. To me it looks just how it should – cared for and looked after. For what it’s worth my advice would be to leave it like it is – the secret to good artistry is to know when to stop! Or so I am told usually when I have gone too far!

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  2. It looks great, Steve. You are inspiring me to get on with my own “PUGLY” conversion! Dave.

    On Sat, 10 Jul 2021, 1:51 pm Steve’s Narrow Gauge Adventure, wrote:

    > Steve posted: ” The Hornby Pug conversion I started in 2019 is finished. > It may have taken two years but I think it was worth it, I rather like this > loco. The final tasks were to add the driver and some details to the cab > interior. Then put a roof on th” >

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    • Thanks Dave! I think my happy place is modifying kits or models to make them into something different. Give a Pug conversion a go… you may find you enjoy it!

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