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Today, I will show and explain to you how I upgraded my Bachmann Henrietta with a face from her 'Adventures' model, since Henrietta didn't have a face in the TV series when Bachmann released her in late 2008.

1. First, I used a triangle screwdriver to unscrew the 'Adventures' Henrietta model to remove the face from it.

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2. Using the Stanley knife, I cut off the back tab that hold the face...

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 Before using sand-paper to sand down the rear of the face.

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3. Next, I cut off the two middle black handrails at one end of my Bachmann Henrietta,

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and painted the door-side windows orange.

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4. I then unscrewed the two Phillips screws in the middle of my Bachmann Henrietta.

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5. Next, I loosen and slightly lifted the coach body.

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6. I added a bit of glue on the back of the face and put it on the end with the painted door-side windows.

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7. And finally, I pushed the coach body back down and screw it back together with the chassis.

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Please comment on your thoughts of this and other future modelling projects I am doing. Thank you.

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Nice work. I used to love watching Thomas the tank many years ago, it was very well done even back then. :trains:

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My latest model project: The Foreign Engine (Also Known As Big City Engine). Model is Hornby Patriot Class 'Bradshaw' (R3278) and the face is from the discontinued and now rare Take n Play Big City Engine. Next step is adding the engine's crest on the tender.

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Pictures of my HO/OO Gauge The Diesel's Railway Series (Also Known As D4711) Model Project. Face used is from the Hornby Devious Diesel model, albeit repainted yellow.

The next stage is finding a Diesel Locomotive model. The Diesel's RWS livery is inaccurate as none of his basis, The English Electric Type 4/BR Class 40 Diesels, were ever painted in British Railways Two-Tone Green livery, and we already have too many Type 4 Diesel characters in the Thomas & Friends universe in the form of two class 40s: The Diesel's TVS counterpart (D261) and Old Stuck-Up (40125), along with a Class 46 Derby/Peak Diesel called Spamcan/Old Reliable (D199). 

The only diesel classes that look similar to D4711 and had been painted in BR Two-Tone Green livery are the English Electric Type 2/BR Class 23 Baby Deltic and the English Electric Type 5/BR Class 55 Deltic, along with Deltic Prototype 2 (DP2). Which of the three would be appropriate for my D4711 project? Please state your suggestions in the comments below.

Thank you for your help.

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My progress photos on my The Diesel's TVS (A.K.A. D261) Model project. almost completed. just needed to add the diesel's number.

 

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