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Old Iron

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« on: April 12, 2007, 07:12:30 AM »

EBT 3-bay hoppers. I just had to do it, especially when I figured out that one donor car will provide the additional parts needed to transform two Bachmann F scale 2-bay hoppers into 3-bays. While researching the EBT, I noticed that the center bays on various prototype cars did indeed face opposite directions from the brake end. Bingo, now I could use both ends of the donor car.


You can see my more complete posting on MLS:
http://www.mylargescale.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=45867

Geoff Ringle - Old Iron designs
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japasha

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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2007, 05:33:53 PM »

Nice Job! any pictures available of the steps to convert?
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Old Iron

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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2007, 06:33:36 PM »

Figuring out how to take it apart was the toughest part… boy, there are some small screws that are well hidden.

Calculating where to cut, so that you end up with the 4-way intersection of the slopes for the new bay is the secret.


I will probably do couple more and document the procedure.
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Maine 2 Foot


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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2007, 08:11:15 PM »

Nice cars. Also, nice trackwork. What code rail is that?

Smiley

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Old Iron

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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2007, 08:53:04 PM »

Nice cars. Also, nice trackwork. What code rail is that?

Smiley

Vince

Thanks, it's code 215 Llagas Creek rail.
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