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Author Topic: HO Shay to On30?  (Read 1535 times)
Anubis

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« on: February 03, 2010, 06:21:40 PM »

Hello all,

I have a Bachmann HO 3-truck Shay that I acquired several years ago, and which has had very little use (less than half an hour).

I am thinking of bashing it into a (small) On30 runner, by replacing the cab, smokestack, and sand domes, as I have already done with some older 00 and HO 0-4-0 locomotives.

Has anyone else ever attempted anything like this conversion, and what are your views?
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tac

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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2010, 06:40:25 PM »

Sir - there is a company in the USA that actually makes a kit to do this and it builds into a very convincing small Shay.

I'll try and find it for you...

Meanwhile, have a look at this great Australian site and weep!!

tac
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hminky
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2010, 07:16:02 PM »

http://bouldervalleymodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2&products_id=87
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tac

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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2010, 08:03:53 PM »


THAT's the one!!!

Thank you, Sir!!!

tac
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Anubis

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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2010, 04:28:51 PM »

Hey fellas,

Many thanks for the link to Boulder Valley and their On30 conversion kit.

Looks like it will do the job nicely, as well as saving me a pile of hassles.

What a great bunch you all are! Wink
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Tomcat

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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2010, 04:50:29 PM »

Hey Anubis,

you can even do a conversion by using brass parts from PSC or any other kind of kitbash-able material: Iīve done a conversion by using Bill Bantaīs On30 cab for the HO shay, did produce a tender water tank from two Bachmann Oil tanks which came unused from my Bachmann 2-8-0 Connies, a stack from Xerodon and a bit of plastic sheet material.

Itīs not difficult. Almost prototypical.
Iīll see if I can add a photo here.

 Wink Wink ;)Cheers, Tom Wink Wink Wink
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