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 Posted: Tue Jan 8th, 2013 02:22 pm
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mwiz64



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The Bachmann 2-6-0 isn't ideal in 1/35 but it's not too bad. I laid the model over the 3/8 scale drawing in Narrow Gauge To No Man's Land and the overall size is pretty good. The driver spacing isn't bad. The wheels are a little big. The side rods/valve gear on the Bachmann are a lot simpler. Nobody makes anything where their is such a large space between the boiler and the frame as the 2-6-2T had but... With the right cab, domes and side tanks... and other little details, I think it could be a pretty reasonable "squint your eyes" representation. In fact, the Vulcan version with it's more squared off look might be easier "for me" to build than the Baldwin. I'm still hashing that one out. I like the looks of the Baldwin version better. I'm sure when it's all done, I will want for a more accurate model but this conversion is within my skill level... or at least I think it is right now. I may regret that statement down the road.

Last edited on Tue Jan 8th, 2013 06:03 pm by mwiz64



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