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1  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Which Bachmann 1.20 engine gives you the most "smiles"...and why on: May 14, 2014, 01:01:35 PM
tac,
Nope, that's a scratch built cab, from styrene.   Same with the tender: scratch from styrene.   The boiler is a 3" OD tube, and the domes are from Accucraft; they're brass and add some additional weight.   It has the BBT drive, so there's really not all that much left from the Annie.
2  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Which Bachmann 1.20 engine gives you the most "smiles"...and why on: April 30, 2014, 03:35:39 PM
I'm cheating a bit - I converted the "Annie" to 1:20.   But, it is my favorite.

3  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: What's the future of Bachmann 1:20.3 scale? on: April 30, 2014, 03:30:16 PM
You have to love that locomotive as it just called out for bashing.   I went along with Bill and did my own version.   It was so much fun building and it pulls better than most of mine.

4  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Accucraft Couplers on: July 04, 2011, 12:48:56 PM
I use a 3mm Wiha driver for all the Accucraft couplers.
5  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: East Broad Top Mikados on: October 23, 2010, 11:29:55 AM
If you're going to make one, the Aristo Pacific motor block makes a pretty good starting point.   The drivers are a bit too big (50" vs 48") and a bit too far apart, but it's close enough for me.   The rest was scratch built.

6  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Your Avatar Picture on: January 19, 2010, 10:15:45 AM
Mine is a picture of a narrow gauge boxcab that I built from a Bachmann 45 ton diesel.   

In the full picture, it's crossing a bridge and trestle on my railroad.
7  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: 54" Diameter Wheels on: December 18, 2009, 10:33:51 PM
How close do they have to be?

The Aristocraft Pacific drivers are 50" in 1:20
8  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: New cab for ten wheeler on: July 12, 2009, 05:27:51 PM
I finally finished this today. 




There's a few more details at my web site:
http://www.jbrr.com/html/ten_wheeler.html
9  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: New cab for ten wheeler on: June 25, 2009, 10:54:34 AM
Thanks, David.   Here's what she looked like before the fall:


I'll post some pictures when I complete it.   I'm going to start on the cab next.
10  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: New cab for ten wheeler on: June 24, 2009, 07:08:18 PM
You could use a Consolidation Cab if you can find one.   I bought a wood kit from FH&PB (now out of business) and used it on mine when I converted it to 1:20.



It recently took a tumble from the highest point on my elevated track (about 3 feet)  so I'm rebuilding parts of it.



I'm almost done with a new tender and  I will be fabricating a new "steel" cab out of styrene.
11  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: New Workers for the Railroad!! on: March 20, 2009, 04:55:31 PM
You might also try Supply Line Miniatures  http://www.slmonline.com/
12  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: OK Bach'man, whats next??? on: May 20, 2008, 05:51:11 PM
Thanks, Chuck.   I put a bit of light weathering on it and I like the look even better.
13  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: OK Bach'man, whats next??? on: May 20, 2008, 02:51:03 PM
A small mogul is a great idea!   I used the Annie as a basis for making a 1:20 one, but I'd love to have one with the same level of detail as the K27.
14  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: scale help on: March 05, 2008, 10:33:00 AM
Go with the 1/18 vehicles.

No theory,  Grin here's a comparison of sizes:

Left to right - A 1:19 Ford Pickup, a 1:20 person, a 1:20 Ford, a 1:22.5 person, and a 1:24 vechicle.

And here's what a 1:20 person looks like next to a 1:24 vehicle.


Some of those Bachmann NG engines were tiny in real life, not massive at all.  The EBT Mike would be pretty large compared to a Connie.
15  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Large Scale Carrier on: February 04, 2008, 08:57:08 PM
Ken Brunt built one and wrote a short article over here:  http://largescalecentral.com/articles/view.php?id=37

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