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1  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Powered tender for the three geared locos on: March 26, 2018, 04:06:16 PM
I believe if you go to the FB page for On30 Kitbashing there is a gentleman who will make the center truck out of a pair of regular trucks, allowing for the pass through. You provide the two trucks, he converts them into one for a fee - it was reasonable if I recall correctly.

I would imagine the Climax would be the best bet to convert into a three truck locomotive. The Shay and Heisler are too small in my opinion.

If it wasn't the On30 FB Kitbashing page, then it was one like Oscale narrow gauge. Had the photo of a finished truck.

Hope that helps.
2  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: My Mogul backdate saga continues on: February 14, 2018, 11:49:19 AM
Would the wood trim retain water on the roof? Just wondering. It all looks really good. Will be a nice piece when you are finished.

Have you thought about the paint scheme yet? Basic black or something colorful?
3  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: My Mogul backdate saga continues on: February 13, 2018, 10:27:52 AM
Looks perfectly fine to me, especially considering the cab you purchased wasn't made to fit the model you're using it on. You've done a nice job modifying it to fit so far.

Your locomotive has taken on a very different appearance from the original. Looks good.
4  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: My Mogul backdate saga continues on: February 05, 2018, 11:57:47 PM
Nice solution to the mounting your new light. I've been thinking of "backdating" a "modern" 2-6-0 for tourist service and the big headlight would be a nice touch.
5  Discussion Boards / On30 / Rumor has it there's a new 2-6-0? on: January 30, 2018, 12:55:17 PM
I've seen a couple of posts on On30 message boards there is a new Bachmann 2-6-0 (0-6-0 according to some) yet I have seen no photos to prove the existence of said model.

Any truth to the rumors?
6  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Replacement Caboose Trucks with power pickup on: January 06, 2018, 03:54:03 PM
They'd be too small.

I realize you want to light your caboose, but you could consider adding phosphor bronze pickups to the factory trucks or pick up a pair of actual narrow gauge caboose trucks from San Juan Car Company.

http://www.sanjuancarco.com/on30-parts-and-miscellaneous/?sort=featured&page=2

I've used these on the Bachmann long caboose.

Just a suggestion.
7  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: On30 2-8-0 with DCC Do I have to remove the old DCC to install DCC with sound on: December 07, 2017, 03:23:14 PM
You can obtain sound only modules, but you'd be much better off changing out the original with a full service sound module.

I've done what your asking about and will never do it again. In the end, I wound up replacing everything and going with a DCC sound module which would have been easier to begin with.
8  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Okay, FOUR 4-6-0s marked for the ET&WNC but no cars? on: November 08, 2017, 03:13:00 PM
Deerfield River Productions and Wiseman models have kits for ET&WNC rolling stock, for what it's worth.
9  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Semboro Sugar Mill, East Java, Indonesia, 19th August 1992 on: October 23, 2017, 03:59:55 AM
Pretty amazing how much that little locomotive could pull and the rate of speed it was clipping along at.
10  Discussion Boards / On30 / Prototype for a new On30 Shay on: September 02, 2017, 09:20:42 PM
This shay still survives, is actually 30 inch gauge, and while a little beefier is still just a two cylinder Shay. Love the cabbage stack!

http://www.shaylocomotives.com/data/lima2399/sn-2374.htm
11  Discussion Boards / On30 / National Train Show - Any new On30 announcements? on: August 04, 2017, 07:18:06 PM
The NMRA National Train Show got underway today.

Any word if Bachmann is going to release any new On30 this coming year?
12  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: This 2-8-0 is begging to be made into a production model! on: May 17, 2017, 02:22:36 PM
Actually, you can get one in kit form from Deerfield River Laser.

http://www.deerfieldriverlaser.com/DRL-O-105.html
13  Discussion Boards / On30 / This 2-8-0 is begging to be made into a production model! on: May 17, 2017, 11:39:01 AM
This has On30 written all over it. Would image a few On3ers would "broad gauge" a production model.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/fthedaddyof3/albums/72157679744999463
14  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Excursion car on: April 01, 2017, 12:19:27 AM
Haven't got one yet, but it looks like the long caboose frame.

The steps and endrailings look the same.
15  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: 2017 ON30 annual magazine on: March 20, 2017, 08:54:35 PM
My side-hustle is writing non-fiction books. The minute the editor is done, the magazine can be printed in probably less than 12 hours later.

Most people don't realize this, but unless the book you order from Amazon has super high demand and warrants a traditional press run or has special requirements, i.e. hard cover, lots of photos, glossy paper (typical rail history book), the paperback books you order do not exist physically when you hit purchase.

A technology called print-on-demand receives the order and the book gets printed and shipped to you. This allows a lot of niche market books to be printed and sold that otherwise could not justify the cost of a press run.

My point in stating this is to show has printing technology has changed. Yes, I am sure this will be an off-set color press run. The point is, printing technology is very different now from what it was even a few years ago.

I send in my files (cover and interior) and I get a proof copy in about three days.

I guess we'll find out when we get our annuals in the mail.
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