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Discussion in 'On30 Forum' started by sumpter250, Aug 26, 2002.
You are truly one helluva craftsman!
What a great piece of work!!
I've had four of the Bachmann passenger cars apart, to cut off the coupler pad, so the coupler could be raised. To extend these cars, we have to cut: the sides; the roof; the floor; and the interior floor with the seats. then, the undercarriage has to be rebuilt, and new truss rods installed.
I'm thinking the interior lighting can be done with multiple 1.5V bulbs, and an LM317 variable power supply chip.
In order to get the floor separated from the sides, the wiring for the existing interior lighting has to be cut.
I had a chance to do some cutting, and fitting. This still needs some finish work, and painting and lettering, but this is what the Bachmann On30 combine looks like 10'...four windows...longer.
At this length, it will no longer handle 18" radius curves, but I think the addition of the Walthers coupler swing adapters might make that radius possible. The picture shows the combine, and one of the original length coaches.
I still think I'll do a set Pete.It sure does have that eastern two footer look to it.
It does make a good lookin' car.....even better behind this little "mike".
That's very cool!!!
When most folks are chopping their Coaches and Combines to half the length, you're extending yours....
Way to go! Swimming against the current....
Looks great with the larger motive power too...
You could take up a collection of all the sections that other folks are chopping out of their B-Mann coaches and combines to add to your oun....
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The idea for lengthening these cars was Catt's, I guess I just got to it sooner.
Welcome to the gauge ! Any questions you have can be answered here. There are several of us who are getting into On30, including Shamus, who is one of our best modelers. Shamus just took down his HO scale layout, and is in the process of starting in On30. You might find his planning, and building, very interesting indeed.
On3o issue june RMC
Read the june issue of RMC on on3o !
Not only was it a nice article but RMC correctly calls it 0n30 whereas MR insists on calling the scale 0n2 1/2.
Oviously MR has never heard of that little group of modelers called "The 0n30 Conspiracy"
Either that or they don't care. MR has always rubbed me the wrong way, like an arrogant clerk in a store. Don't get me wrong, I get a lot of enjoyment out of MR, I just like RMC better. I will have to get that issue of RMC. And those lengthened coaches go from cute to COOL. Great job on the kit bash.
Some people call it....
The May Issue of MR has some NG stuff in it.
Bunch of snot nosed punks! They're just adding to the confusion!
So maybe we should start calling everything else in inches.
Sn42, On24, HOn36, etc...
And Standard Guage is 56 1/2"!!!
OK, so my june 2003 issue of Railroad Model Craftsman (RMC) arrived, and I don't see any mention of On30 anywhere!
Don't have any RMCs close by Pete,but I think its in the April or May issue.Its the column near the back of the mag.
CORRECTION mag is the May issue of RMC, page 112 in the Editors Notebook column.
hey250, great looking diorama, how bout a few bushes and a fly fisherman haulin in the big fish?
hey just havent been educated as yet. Wake up be more than just a pusher. Get real!!!!!
Hey Jon !, I'm glad I didn't send you an emergency request for medications!, I'm not wrong, the world is!
I thought I was having a senior,blonde moment !!
how did you know I had a blonde on my lap, an readin while reachin for the mag. By god to many moves at once!!!
The Shadow knows......HAHAHAHAHAHA
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE
WHILE AT A LOCAL HOBBIE SHOP YESTERDAY I NOTICED SEVERAL OF THE NEW BACHMANN ON30 SHAY FOR ONLY $140. AFTER ABOUT 30 SECOUNDS OF THOUGHT AND $200 LATER I HAVE NOW BEEN ASSIMILATED.