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31  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Gas-Mech minimum radius? on: January 19, 2017, 01:22:25 PM
Loco Bill,
The track you saw going around the planter was made by Aristocraft, it was four sections of 15 !/2" radius track that made the 31" diameter circle with their standard code 332 rails and ties.  A couple of years ago I sent you pix of my layout using this track. My Bachmann 45 ton diesels worked fine on this using Kadee couplers and the Davenport worked as well.
Take care,
32  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Davenport Re-run? on: January 08, 2017, 03:54:50 PM
I've got one new in the box I don't need.  Send me an email
33  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Check out my "$10.00" 4-6-0! on: November 12, 2016, 01:56:15 AM
As usual, a nice video.
Thanks, Andrew
By the way, I haven't see your Chief Engineer lately (the cat).  Mine likes to "assist" me when I work on the trains.
34  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Bredgar & Wormshill Railway 30-10-2016 on: November 10, 2016, 01:12:58 AM
Thanks Fred,
Excellent video with great sound!
35  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: On30 Scale Railroad Modeling/Rich White Models/Payless Mining Company on: October 05, 2016, 11:42:10 PM
Thanks, Fred;
Exquisite layout and great video.
Do you have any idea what the size of the layout is?
36  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Bachmann L&B Loco "LYN", G scale.b on: June 24, 2016, 12:54:10 AM
I'm with you, Doug;
Other large scale sites and Garden Railways seem to appreciate my Bachmann kitbashes/conversions.
37  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Who models the post-steam era? on: May 10, 2016, 10:08:31 AM
Kitbashed car and pix look great. However, it appears to be large scale, not On30.
Moderator, can you transfer this to the large scale forum?
38  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Spme neat animations on a European HO layout on: March 16, 2016, 07:19:12 PM
Thank you, Fred,
Absolutely ingenius.
39  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Modified 1:20.3 Caboose and rolling stock by Charon on: February 09, 2016, 05:08:15 PM
I made a new walkway, out of styrene plastic laminated to 1/8" plywood, the same width as the Bachmann 45 ton diesel and attached it to the frame of the MTH VO 1000 switcher. The 45 ton body just fits over the top of the MTH electronics and sound system.
Thanks for your interest.
40  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Modified 1:20.3 Caboose and rolling stock by Charon on: February 03, 2016, 11:34:53 AM
Good point, Bill. I did not end up with the lights being operable. In the future, I hope to get the marker lights and some kind of interior light working.
Incidentally, my current layout is 16'-8" long by 3'2" wide, hence the 16" radius curves so I can have continuous running.
41  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Loco Bill's new indoor layout construction. on: February 03, 2016, 01:46:16 AM
Regarding the vehicle situation, I just use the old Hubley kits, which I think were repackaged later under the Revell brand. These often show up at train shows and on auction sites.
They were 1/20 scale, easy to assemble, metal kits of cars from the 1920's and 30's.
42  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Modified 1:20.3 Caboose and rolling stock by Charon on: February 03, 2016, 01:00:38 AM
Loco Bill,
Thanks a bunch for taking time to post pix for me.
1. The locomotive.
    I have always liked Bachmann's 45 ton diesel, however I also like the MTH Proto 2 sound systems in      their 1/32 scale loco's.
Therefore, I removed the body from a MTH VO1000 diesel switcher, constructed a new platform out of wood and styrene, and then added the Bachmann 45 ton cab, interior and hood units. The railings are from Plastruct.
2.  Freight cars.
    I also am impressed with Bachmann's 18'-0" long On30 cars.
I took two Bachmann Spectrum box cars and a Spectrum caboose and cut out a scale 12', joined them back together, and now have 18' 1/20.3 cars.
Incidently, the 3 freight cars, with supplied Bachmann trucks and body mounted couplers, all operate fine on my 16" radius indoor layout. The loco also works perfectly on the same tight radius. with the supplied truck mounted couplers.
Thanks again, Bill.
43  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Question on Bachmann Large Scale Long Caboose on: February 02, 2016, 01:46:17 AM
Loco Bill,
I still can't get photobucket to work.  Some months ago I emailed you pix of my shortened Spectrum caboose and shortened (to 18) Spectrum box cars. I will email again if you can post them here.
44  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Question on Bachmann Large Scale Long Caboose on: February 01, 2016, 02:47:31 AM
I took the same caboose and shortened it to make it 18'-0" and it works fine on my really tight 16" radius curves. Email me and I will send you some pix.
Also, before I shortened the caboose, I removed the supplied trucks and body mounted couplers and replaced them with Bachmann's standard trucks with the truck mounted couplers and this also worked on the 16" radius track.
45  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: On30 Davenport Gas Mechanical 'critter', why no longer being made? on: January 15, 2016, 12:49:33 AM
Same thing in G scale.  They stopped making them, but fortunately I have 4 of them.
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