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Title: Bachmann HO 0-6-0 to On30 conversion
Post by: #94 on November 25, 2012, 07:12:36 PM
I want to take a step back and convert an HO locomotive to On30. I have done some search but can't find as much on the topic as there was just a few years ago. I want this to be a fun project. Has anyone seen any good step by step tutorials on the web? Has anyone done one they could share pictures of. I figure to change cab, stack, headlight. Then eventually a larger bell, domes etc.


Title: Re: Bachmann HO 0-6-0 to On30 conversion
Post by: Kevin S. on November 25, 2012, 07:35:48 PM
Try the Yahoo On30 Kitbash group. The members of this group "bash" everything and the 0-6-0 conversion is a fairly common one for them.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/On30_Kitbashing/?yguid=324026507 (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/On30_Kitbashing/?yguid=324026507)


Title: Re: Bachmann HO 0-6-0 to On30 conversion
Post by: Skarloey Railway on November 25, 2012, 08:17:51 PM
Or let backwoodsminiatures do half the work for you
0-6-0T http://www.backwoodsminiatures.com/xsel01.jpg
0-6-0ST http://www.backwoodsminiatures.com/xsel02.jpg
they also have variants for 2-6-0s and 2-6-2s
http://www.backwoodsminiatures.com/xsk262s.jpg
& http://www.backwoodsminiatures.com/xsk262t.jpg

all fit on Bachmann's HO switcher
http://www.backwoodsminiatures.com/0n3kits.htm


Title: Re: Bachmann HO 0-6-0 to On30 conversion
Post by: #94 on November 26, 2012, 12:17:02 PM
Good ideas, I am considering using cab, stack, headlight and bell from a dead porter. Anything that I can hacksaw, I mean Razor Saw and glue works for me. The HO 0-6-0 is such a good running loco I just have to put one on my On30 "Allegan & Lake Shore R.R." even though in reality they used just a T-Boiler Shay which I have one of Bachmann's already backdated.


Title: Re: Bachmann HO 0-6-0 to On30 conversion
Post by: dto on November 30, 2012, 02:38:12 AM
Hmm... I wonder if the Bachmann ALCO 2-6-0 could fit under the Bachwoods Miniatures bodies, too?  Probably needs a tender to carry the DCC and sound electronics, but I think that ALCO Mogul might also be a good starting point for an On30 conversion.