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Author Topic: Bachmann 4-6-0 as V&T #26 or #27?  (Read 2927 times)
NevinW

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« on: February 05, 2007, 09:03:14 AM »

I seem to remember that someone here had converted a low boiler version of the Bachmann 4-6-0 in to a passable V&T #26 or #27.  The Bachmann has 52 inch drivers and the prototype had 56.   I would love to hear more about how it was done and how much surgery was involved.  I think there were pictures posted at one point.  It looks like my next railroad is going to the V&T! -  Nevin
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SteamGene

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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2007, 11:29:56 AM »

Let's see, do the math.  If one inch equals 87 inches, then 0.? inch equals 52 inches and 0.?+inch equals 56 inches.  Is there a micrometer calibrated fine enough to measure the difference?
Gene
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NevinW

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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2007, 02:21:08 PM »

That was precisely my point.  Several inches in HO is not going to make much of a visual diference.  Going from 56 inch drivers to 63 inch as with the High boiler version would probably be visually apparent.  The model that I saw looked pretty good.  -  Nevin
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Hoople

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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2007, 10:43:34 PM »

52" drivers to 56" drivers in HO scale is 4". In real life, that's about 0.05 inches.
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Tom Milam

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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2007, 03:41:50 AM »

Hello, For the third time I can not load photos from your attachment link.
I did a version of the V&T 27. I have photos in my pictures of the older posting of the said V&T 27.
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Terry Toenges


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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2007, 12:44:01 PM »

Hoople - You have it backwards. In real life it's 4". In HO, it's 0.05"
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