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1  Discussion Boards / On30 / New Heisler announced! on: July 08, 2011, 09:04:19 PM
I prob didn't spell it right, but there is a new loco in town! A 14 ton that is a real beauty!  THANK YOU BACHMANN!!!!!
2  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: ON30 29901 Arch Bar Freight Trucks on: April 05, 2011, 08:15:09 AM
If we are talking the new profile wheels I am after that type. I also have several sets of low profile arch bar trucks to swap for them. Please contact me direct through my profile.

3  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Disassembly for Painting. on: March 06, 2011, 09:08:03 AM

I have made a extra-long On30 tank car from two Bachmann Tankers to follow a Maine Prototype...

Cheers, Tom Wink Wink Wink

Snip))))  Hey Tom, I would like to see that tank car. Smiley

4  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Disassembly for Painting. on: March 05, 2011, 07:03:55 PM
Parts are not usually available from Bachmann, as I found out when I needed replacement doors for some boxcars. It is best to go slow and careful. A nice set of needle nose pliers, a set of micro screwdrivers, a pair of tweezers, and a small flat screwdriver are just some tools that will make it much easier. Tank car disassembly is a bit tricky at those straps that tie down the tank. I found out that putting it back together was ok until I got to putting those back on. I used small track nails to replace 2 screws I stripped on one side. I just super glued them in since they were fairly snug but not firm holding.

I removed the trucks first, then underframe. Carefully undo the small teeny screws to get the straps off. ( PUT THESE STRAP SCREWS IN A ZIPLOCK TO AVOID LOSS!!!! ) Next you will remove the 2 screws under the car to release the tank. After that you should be able to reverse the process.

Mine was a bit tricky only because I replaced a red car body with a black one that did not have the screw holes for the straps or tank mount. I redrilled using the original as a guide. I wanted a silver tank on a black car and I am better at adapting than painting....LOL


5  Discussion Boards / On30 / Maine 2 foot rolling stock and caboose plug... on: March 06, 2008, 07:58:09 PM
One of 2 glaring omissions from the On30 Sandy River & Rangely Lakes rolling stock list is the short caboose like the #557, the other is a reasonable likeness of a 26-28 foot boxcar. If the SR&RL decals from the pupwood car were used on the plain flat cars, gondoals, and the current boxcar body it would be a start. Do I dare pray for the smaller forney as well....yup! Even bigger fantasy, the 2-6-2 prairie with seperate tender!

Whada ya say, Mr Bach-man? Time to revisit the possibilities with the decision makers upstairs?

6  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Just an idea.... on: May 18, 2007, 12:40:48 PM
Kevin, what is that forney looking model in the picture with the K37 and the Bachmann 2-8-0?Huh???   I want one!!!!!!!

7  Discussion Boards / On30 / Forney Valve Gear on: May 06, 2007, 09:01:38 AM
For some reason I could not reply to a post regarding the forney, so here is a quick finale...

The comment was made  " i had bought the 0n30 2-8-0 that was loosely based on the engine on display at the old edaville rr. now my reasoning was here is another engine based loosely on the forney at edaville (no  i assumed that the same detail would be applied to the Bachman 0n30 forney. I obviously was wrong to expect the same attention to detail as the 2-8-0 that was offered as another generic model ) "

Well, the forney was not based on the locomotives at Edaville. The only thing they have in common is the type of locomotive. The B&SR forneys that were at Edaville are similar in proportion and valve gear to the #10 of the Sandy River. They are much larger, heavier, longer than the models that Bachmann produced. So your reasoning is flawed and the comment is unfair to Bachmann.

8  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: On30 layout survey on: May 05, 2007, 10:09:46 PM
Currently in planning after I move. SR&RL 30 incher instead of 2 footer...LOL. hopefully about spare bedroom size 12 by 14 ish...

 Mostly adapted Bach freight cars with Low Profile arch bar trucks and lowered. Forneys rule, but have one 2-8-0 semi freelanced based on an order that never was but proposed for a sister maine 2 foot line. Have brass passenger cars adapted with On30 trucks.

No buildings yet, but will mostly have craftmann and custom built.

9  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: New lower frames for On30 Freight cars....available or not? on: May 05, 2007, 07:03:21 PM
Thanks for the update......
10  Discussion Boards / On30 / New lower frames for On30 Freight cars....available or not? on: May 04, 2007, 08:45:42 AM
Dear Bach-Mann,

         This hasn't come up in a while, but it is still a need. What did you find out in regards to the purchase of new lower frames for the freight cars? I have not purchased any cars in a long time waiting for this answer, because if I cannot obtain parts I will not buy the older type. Maybe it sounds picky, but in a way it is your company's fault. If you didn't make such beautiful models and strive to improve our hobby so much....heheheheheh. Smiley

Seriously, I would really like a final answer on the subject from official sources. I just cleaned out a hobby shop of their low profile trucks and want to find mates for them....

11  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Photos from Spectrum Climax Prototype? on: April 30, 2007, 08:46:14 PM
Thanks for the GREAT pictures!

Vince Smiley
12  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: F scale 3-bay hoppers on: April 22, 2007, 08:11:15 PM
Nice cars. Also, nice trackwork. What code rail is that?


13  Discussion Boards / Large / EBT steel boxcars on: April 21, 2007, 06:13:02 AM
I want to see this model in 1:20.3 to go along with the hoppers. Mr. Bach-man, what is the possibility of this? Anyone else love the looks of these boxcars as much as I do?

Vince  Smiley
14  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Tsunami or Quasinami? on: March 22, 2007, 03:28:25 PM
Am I correct that the idle sound issue is only in relation to diesels? I am running steam only, and want to use battery power.

Vince  Smiley
15  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: For Bach-mann, glass in passenger cars on: March 19, 2007, 06:52:54 PM
Bachmann, are the green ones available? They are the least obtrusive.....
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