A bogie diesel with replacement wheels. Ultrascale wheels are a drop in, but take 8 months to arrive. Alan Gibson is a little more work, but readily available and substantially cheaper. Or you could do AG wheels on some flavor of 0-6-0T. Probably a good idea to get the GW quartering jig and wheel press if you're going that route.I bought at the start of lockdown a scalescene canal side layout in a boxfile. I was thinking that might be a good place to start. If I build tow plywood boxfiles one for the layout and one for a sector plate I could get something built and running pritty quick.
What's the best way to get a quick/cheep win with a loco?
Wheels for any coupled loco are not self quartering in P4 so need to be quartered by eye or with a jig. GW Models make one which incorporates a wheel press. Very good but not essential.I thought that you needed compensation on locos? But if you can just drop wheels into a RTR 0-6-0 loco that makes life easier.
Excuse my ignorance but what is the GW quartering jig and wheel press? They are no something that you need in 7mm?
The Scalefour Society make a reprofiling tool. It’s £45. I think it’s members only.I see what you mean. in S7 I have reprofiled wheels using a tool supplied by the S7 group If I take this any farther than the test micro is this something that exists? in the short term I'm thinking the AG wheels are the quickest option.
I would say not. Good body but mechanism is not great and not what you need for demonstrating reliable operation of a coupling system. A High Level Kits chassis - LYR 'Pug' | High Level Kits - plus motor and wheels will transform it.So if I got a couple of LYR pugs and swapped the wheels to AG ones and removed the 00 couplings I would be on for a.winner?