ONLINE
STORE
"ASK THE BACH MAN"
FORUM
PARTS, SERVICE,
& INFORMATION
CATALOGS AND
BROCHURES

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
November 22, 2017, 05:52:17 PM
Home Help Search Login Register
News: Check out the photo gallery link above or >click here< to see photos of recently announced products!
+  Bachmann Message Board
|-+  Discussion Boards
| |-+  Williams by Bachmann
| | |-+  Peter Witt trolley question
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: Peter Witt trolley question  (Read 2084 times)
J. S. Bach


View Profile
« on: July 18, 2017, 10:54:27 PM »

Sometime after the Witt was introduced, there was a person (in or near Boston, MA, I believe) that would convert these to scale wheels and pole to be able to run on scale layouts such as the East Penn Traction Club modules. Does anyone here remember who and if they are still doing it? Note that the wheels were not insulated for two-rail, the car runs off of the overhead wire.

Logged

Later Gator,

  Dave

"A fruit is a vegetable with looks and money. Plus, if you let fruit rot, it turns into wine, something Brussels sprouts never do." ~P.J. O'Rourke
trainyardjp


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2017, 01:45:30 PM »

JP, of Acton MA, USA writes:

There is a  model railroad club in the city of Roslindale MA, called the Bay State Model Railroad Museum (http://bsmrm.org/). This organization features a O scale train / trolley layout. The members involved with the O scale train / trolley layout, could (possibly) do a conversion, for you. Every week, on Wednesday nights, from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM, the Bay State Model Railroad Museum has 'public visitation' nights. If you were to visit, during a 'public visitation' nights, you could ask any of the O Trolley folks, if they could do a conversion. Alternately, There is a company, called Q Car Co (http://www.qcarcompany.com/), located in Bangor PA, that could do a conversion.

One of the members of the O Trolley group at the Bay State Model Railroad Museum, is Charles Pitts.
If you are on Facebook, here is a link to his Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/charles.pitts.1694?fref=ufi.
Alternately, you could contact him by E-Mail: czephyr@norwoodlight.com.

Hope this helps.
-JP
Logged

-JP
J. S. Bach


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2017, 12:02:37 PM »

Thank you. That information cued up a latent memory but without the names. I am familiar with Q-Car and use a few of his products but he would want to replace the drive with his own. I just want the wheel flanges turned down to scale dimensions as there is nothing wrong with the WBB drive. At a Deland, Florida train show I remember talking to a fellow from Boston who had a couple of operating East Penn compatible modules there and asking him about the conversion. My mistake was not writing anything down. Again, thank you, I will be contacting them soon.
« Last Edit: July 31, 2017, 11:42:03 AM by J. S. Bach » Logged

Later Gator,

  Dave

"A fruit is a vegetable with looks and money. Plus, if you let fruit rot, it turns into wine, something Brussels sprouts never do." ~P.J. O'Rourke
Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  
Powered by SMF | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!