Mini modification

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thank you super. 

Since I have time today, I also attempted to swap the trackmaster wheels with the old wheels. It didn't work.  i wonder how some of us were able to do it.  i also tried use the trackmaster 2 (the ones without teeth on them).  It doesn't work either.
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Leyland if you take a blow dryer and hold really close (but not too close) to the areas where you snapped them off, the milky color of the stress fractures will disappear and go back to its original red like magic.
Play nice & have fun!!Smile
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thanks i will try that later.
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(10-15-2020, 11:46 PM)Muddy Poppins Wrote: Leyland if you take a blow dryer and hold really close (but not too close) to the areas where you snapped them off, the milky color of the stress fractures will disappear and go back to its original red like magic.

That's a top tip. Will try this for sure next time I have this.
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Hmmm...I have not heard of this trick. I will have to try it too. Thanks Muddy  Smile
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Finno this will work for any “milking” stress marks on anything plastic.
It is a skill that takes practice though...
It only takes a split second.
Too close will scorch the plastic, too long will make it bubble.
The trick is the perfect distance for the minimal amount of time.
As soon as the milk disappears STOP!
Also though it doesn’t look or feel hot, the plastic is still reacting from the heat and it must be left to cool for a minute or two before you can touch it, or your finger oils will dull it’s natural sheen.
I would suggest bending a plastic pen in half and then figuring out the process on it first before attempting it on something important.

Also, I suggest the blow dryer or a heat gun if you’ve never done this, but I actually use my torch lighter.
ONE single split second blast directly on the milky area from about 2 inches away and it’s gone.
Play nice & have fun!!Smile
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Love the weathered look of the white wagon 😃
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Adult supervision is required for these 2 modifications.

My original indignity Gordon motor is completely fried. I decided to install the indignity Gordon face onto Gordon ts-04.
To pull the original indignity Gordon, all you need to do is to slide the black part away from the rest of thr blue shell.

I used to screw driver to poke the face out of thr black firebox. The ts-04 face is not difficult to pull out. All you have to do is to unscrew the face from its shell. Obviously the faces are not interchangeable between the 2 shells. I had to use a plier to break the pegs behind indignity Gordon face and use sandpaper until the pegs are gone.

Here comes the tricky part, I used crazy glue and applied it onto the black firebox for it has bigger surface area than face. You have few seconds to apply the face onto thr firebox and only one shot to apply the face correctly. Luckily I was able to do it almost perfectly. The face may be off by little hit.


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I purchased a busy bee James for I want his facial expression but I don't want the red nose. Initially I was planning to use a gray sharpie to colour the red nose. However the sharpie will not be able to.match the original face colour. I did consider paint the whole James face with sharpie. However the shade of Grey will look awkward 😬 compare to other Thomas characters. I know the rednoaint was after the face was painted and molded. So I use a piece of sandpaper and gently scrape the red paint off the noise. The key to make it look good is gentle and patient. Too fact and impatient will result in grinding the nose off James completely.


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Found this cool listing of Ada, Jane, and Mabel source: https://www.ebay.ca/itm/125963113892?has...SwxuFkfMSx

I sort of have an idea how he build this. overall very impressive, very difficult to cut and extremly hard to find the right shade of blue to match the colour

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