Bing O clockwork loco

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Bing O clockwork loco

Post by oldblindpugh » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:58 am

I came across an un-named clockwork O gauge chassis on eBay and acquired it at a reasonable price. A little research indicated that it was probably made by Bing in Germany. It is in excellent condition, but needed the wheel flanges reducing as they clipped the chairs. A few minutes work with the Unimat sorted that. I tried the chassis on the railway and it ran well, after I had bought a suitable winder key.

I decided a simple 0-4-0 shunter body would suit the bill and so I built a freelance one from 2mm MDF. Other items included pipe and washers for the chimney, body filler dome and used sparklers for handrails. The smokebox was a cap from a bottle of Merlot after drinking. Mmmm!

The little engine has a fair turn of speed and will do just over a complete lap of my 25 yard circuit. The grandchildren think it's great :P
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Re: Bing O clockwork loco

Post by steamer68 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:38 pm

That's a wonderful looking clockwork loco great job on the build I can see why the grand bairns love it. :thumbleft:
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Post by Big Jim » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:13 pm

That looks nice. What a pity you had your go to all that effort for the smoke box door.
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Re: Bing O clockwork loco

Post by Peter Butler » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:24 pm

I can smell the Merlot from here.... or is it in front of me in my wine glass?
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Re: Bing O clockwork loco

Post by LNR » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:23 pm

That's very cute.
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Re: Bing O clockwork loco

Post by tom_tom_go » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:33 am

Reminds me of Ivor the Engine.

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Re: Bing O clockwork loco

Post by bazzer42 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:56 am

That's a little cracker, I can see why the grandchildren would like the clockwork arrangement. Good use of an old chassis, wonder what it was and who had it for birthday/Christmas?

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Re: Bing O clockwork loco

Post by FWLR » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:03 am

Perfect little loco for the grandkids. :thumbright:
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