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 Posted: Fri Jul 20th, 2012 08:15 pm
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On the Bachmann On30 Heisler...I'm glad they proved me wrong and got it out on time, didn't they?

The 2-4-4-2 sounds like a cool conversion, let's see some photos when you can. Bachmann would have done better to have made a Little River loco, their funky 2-6-6-2 has sold like, well, like ...aww fergit it. I had one of those old Red Ball HOn3 0-4-4-0t years ago, it looked OK but ran like home made s^&*! Not much could be done with it-one engine powered with a lousy 3 pole motor and gears that were cut on an industrial size screw machine. Them's was the days!

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 Posted: Fri Jul 20th, 2012 10:19 pm
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Sounds exciting......2-4-4-2 are neat, nice smallish loco. Mind you the On30 2-6-6-2 loco is a lot smaller than you would think it would be.

I think bachmann are still trying to get the On30 heisler operating flawlessly before releasing it to the public.

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The 2-4-4-2's I mentioned in a prior post are operational but need final detailing and weathering but I'll try to upload a couple of photos.  Actually Cameron made three.  After he made the first one using the Bachmann 2-6-0's he decided to try it with Roundhouse engines.  It has larger drivers and looks pretty good, but doesn't run nearly as good as the Bachmanns.  The Bachmanns are very smooth runners.  He also powered the tender and installed two power trucks so it will pull a sizable train.  The DCC chips also went into the tender, with the speaker inside the cab. Now to try some photos.
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 Posted: Fri Aug 24th, 2012 08:19 pm
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Well, it seemed like it was easy.  It looked like it was OK, but somehow the pics didn't show up in the post.  Any ideas what happened?

Jim   :old dude:

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 Posted: Fri Aug 24th, 2012 08:33 pm
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Jim-did you upload the photos to your gallery or were they on a photo host (Photobucket, etc.)?

Woodie

***I found them in your gallery. Just go to reply, not quick reply. You should see some icons above the message field. The lower set ends with a big G. You just click on that, it goes to your gallery, click on the photo you want, and it appears here. To post another one, hit enter and then hit the G again, click on the next photo, and continue on and on... If you don't see the G in the lower set of icons in the reply field, then you may have to click on your tools and then go to compatability view. This will suddenly open up the icons with the big G. Are you as confused as I am? It actually works!

 



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 Posted: Fri Aug 24th, 2012 08:36 pm
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I uploaded the photos to the gallery and they showed up there, but when I hit the post button, only the text above the photos came through. 

Jim:old dude:

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Well, I'm still confused, but there they are.  The part of the text that didn't show up the first time : 

The first photo is my loco.    In the second photo, the right hand engine is mine,  the
middle one is Cameron's and the left is the Roundhouse loco.

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I really like the looks of those. Have always thought of trying my hand at building one of those. I've got their bigger cousin, 2-6-6-2 Seiarra RR. engine.

I think we need a how to article. :glad:

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