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31  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Non- cooperative DCC equipted gas mechanical on: August 13, 2013, 08:36:30 PM
These are simple DCC conversions. I have done a few but I never did a SBS for this conversion. Are you any good at soldering it will be required.

In the next couple of weeks I will be rebuilding a davenport that us a stack of parts that was sent to me as scrap. I will be putting DCC in it so I will take pictures and post something that will help.

32  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Shay U Joint Assembly / Disassembly on: August 07, 2013, 07:29:59 PM
"How do you assemble the joint, do you just squeeze the two ends together enough to fit into the ring and pop back to shape in the holes?  Also, is there any way to disassemble it without just snipping off the ring?  I would rather just replace the sleeve part, and not try to pull off  / press on the part that goes on the crankshaft."

First off it might help to remove the truck before you do this.

Do not bend the u joints in as they should be metal and therefore may not bend back perfectly.

The o ring is a strong rubber or plastic and will change shape if squeezed in so give it a squeeze. This should allow enough room to remove and reapply the u joints. 

Good Luck
33  Discussion Boards / On30 / Replacing Gears How To - ON30 Rail Truck on: August 03, 2013, 11:13:58 AM
I hope this post helps someone fix their rail truck

34  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: PEOPLE on: July 15, 2013, 06:48:57 AM
I thought you might be interested in this post:

The thread shows a number of different options for figures as well as scale heights.

35  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: DCC programming and a few Porter questions thrown in on: April 11, 2013, 07:04:21 AM
I have not tried swopping the tanks but the cabs have different methods of being secured to the engine. Old cabs are held on by a tab and slot. New are held on with screws. 
36  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: need help with on30 rail truck gears on: March 02, 2013, 01:11:35 AM
I have four with broken gears. I did receive one set of replacement gears but they also failed. I have not figured out a fix but I am still working on it.
My next thought is to strip all the gears out and power a trailer cars to push the rail truck. I also have one truck in a sealed box. I was thinking of trying to cast replacement gears from a new gear.
Such a shame that such nice models sit unused.
37  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: White Pass & Yukon Railway on: March 01, 2013, 07:24:14 PM
In would buy a bunch of passenger cars in White Pass colors.
38  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Bachmann On30 Davenport cogwheel replacement????? on: February 26, 2013, 09:17:00 PM
The gear issue has prompted this request on line.
A lot of people love Bachmann's products but just want them to run.
39  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Railbus gears on: February 26, 2013, 09:14:29 PM
If anyone doubts that there are issues with gears look here.
40  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Bachmann On30 Future on: January 06, 2013, 12:42:44 PM
I second Railexpert's suggestion that anyone interested in On30 purchase a copy of the On30 Annual. I have read the print off my copy of the 2012 issue; and have ordered the 2013. Within its pages, you will get to see the 'best of the best' - and the inspiration provided makes the purchase price well worth

There are several of the published on30 annual contributors posting here.

Under the on30 topics. And also active micro construction threads.
41  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: WP&Y DL535 on: December 21, 2012, 08:02:30 PM
I would buy a bunch of WP&Y power.
42  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: 0-4-0 Gas Mechanicals on: June 01, 2012, 08:05:55 PM
I have one person I know that had a gear split but they removed it and they let the side rods power the other set of wheels, But that is one of a 100+ units that I know owners of that had an issue. I think the Davenports were one of the most sound units that have been produced.
43  Discussion Boards / On30 / Any chance you will ever do any WhitePass & Yukon trains in ON30? on: May 31, 2012, 09:23:02 PM
Any chance you will ever do any WhitePass & Yukon trains in ON30?
You have them in G so someone must buy the stuff.
Anyone else interested?
44  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: 0-4-0 Gas Mechanicals on: May 31, 2012, 09:07:22 PM
Very interesting, was the Porter they sent back DCC? What was wrong with the Davenport a spit gear?
I have not seen many Davenports for sale lately I wonder if they are in for a retooling and the available stock is all gone? I have a few still in unopened boxes.
45  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Backwoods Miniatures--close-couplers on: March 26, 2009, 02:14:19 PM
I have some and they negotiate the 7.5" radius curves on my mining micro fine.
Pulling the cars will be a little better than pushing the cars.
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