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1  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Thoughts from a fossil on: September 01, 2018, 03:21:32 PM
The 2-8-2 used by the U.S. Army was built to a variety of gauges ranging from 3 ft., to one meter, to 3'6". It was a versatile design intended for mass production. The White Pass had eleven sent up to Skagway by the U.S. Army and kept several after the war (190-200). Two were later purchased (190 and 192) for tourist railroads (Tweetsie and Dollywood) and are still in service. One still remains in Skagway.
2  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Thoughts from a fossil on: August 30, 2018, 03:46:27 PM
On30 for some reason has catered to the smaller end of the narrow gauge spectrum and that's fine. I ponied up for a Heisler even though it's really small.

I would love it if Bachmann produced some larger geared locomotives. The Shay was too small for my tastes. I won't be purchasing another Heisler.

My roster is large enough.

But a nice sized two truck Shay, say 24-37 tons, and I'd part with hard earned cash. Same with a bigger Heisler. I would love to have a model similar to the wagon topped boiler Heislers on the Westside Lumber Company. I'd speculate a fair number of On3er's would buy these and convert them to On3.

But I'm not going to hold my breath.
3  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Grubenbahn mit Fahrdrahtlok in Albanien 2016 on: July 29, 2018, 04:07:50 AM
All I can see is electricity and running water with men walking in water. A good reminder of how dangerous mining is as an occupation. I would imagine there is no safety inspections in these mines either.
4  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Timber Getting in NSW - 1924 on: July 01, 2018, 01:55:18 PM
If you read the comments, one of the individuals who posted ancestors worked on the logging line shown. According to him the train "coasted" down hill which was a dangerous practice.

I guess that would require the locomotive being "in neutral" and it would certainly explain the speed. I would love to know if that was possible to do with a Climax.
5  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.
6  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?
7  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.
8  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.
9  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?
10  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.

I've used these on the Bachmann long caboose.

Just a suggestion.
11  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.
12  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.
13  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.
14  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!
15  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?
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