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Title: bachmann g scale coal tower
Post by: adamski on February 22, 2007, 10:00:00 AM
hello all ,i have a g scale coaling station,#1957,the brocher reads g scale but it looks more like o scale,how can i confirm what guage it is?,thanks


Title: Re: bachmann g scale coal tower
Post by: Lee Carlson on February 22, 2007, 04:00:02 PM
Since gauge is the distance between rails, a building would be no
gauge at all.  The tower is the Plasticville theoretical O scale coaling
tower.


Title: Re: bachmann g scale coal tower
Post by: the Bach-man on February 22, 2007, 11:14:30 PM
Dear Adam,
The coaling tower is O Scale. It was included with the original Big Hauler set, which may account for the confusion.
Have fun!
the Bach-man


Title: Re: bachmann g scale coal tower
Post by: adamski on February 23, 2007, 01:02:32 PM
thanks  8)


Title: Re: bachmann g scale coal tower
Post by: David Meashey on February 23, 2007, 09:41:24 PM
Dear Adam;

I used the Bachmann O/S scale coaling tower on my, now dismantled, garden railway as a rock bin.  I plugged the door to the hoist shaft with siding material.  I added breather and exhaust pipes for the "virtual" hoist engine.  I removed every other step from the O scale ladder to the front platform, and fabricated new raised railings.  I also removed the platform and stairs to the hoist shaft door.  Finally, I mounted the whole structure on some 2x4 lumber sections to raise it up and give it a low center of gravity.

You could certainly do the same with a double rock bin.  the photographs below should give you some ideas.  By the way, my coaling tower dates back to when I was about 12 years old, which makes it 49 years old by now!  :o

(http://1stclass.mylargescale.com/DaveMeashey/100-1588.jpg)

(http://1stclass.mylargescale.com/DaveMeashey/100-1589.jpg)

Have fun,
David Meashey


Title: Re: bachmann g scale coal tower
Post by: Paul M. on May 29, 2008, 05:24:48 PM
Looks good, David. I may do something like that for my HO scale layout....

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