i had a lot of free time today, so i decided to repower an early, and broken, durham 0-4-0.
then i got the motor to fit right, witch was a job in itself, and built the rear truck. then decided to go with some bigger rear wheels. and spent far too long fashioning the pilot from scraps.
for reference, here’s a stock durham also in my collection. this one is a lot newer, but it looks mostly the same. although the older body i used doesn’t have a cutout for the brake lever like this one.
an interesting note is how much lower the body sits now, i think it looks nicer sitting lower, although i didn’t intend on it.
if your curious about the tender in the first pic, it’s a marx with lionel trucks and an operating coupler i made a while back, i just thought it matched up nicely. i’ll post some more pics as i work on it, and probably some of the internals after i get everything perfected.