Hey Dan B ! I noticed you have 'Copperhead' as your icon. I try to visit 'Copperhead once a year. It is really tempting to rebuild an Bachmann 0-4-2t Porter as an On30 version of the little guy. Maybe I will save that idea for an SM32 project, would be truer to form.
Alright, I dissassembled the little AHM 0-4-0 this evening. I'm not so sure it's going to be suitable. I think I may have to settle with a Bachmann Davenport as a donor. My only problem that is the wheels are too small and too far apart. I just think the wheels are such a big part of what makes this little loco so cool.
Last edited on Fri Dec 7th, 2012 11:40 am by mwiz64
Hmm ... your initial reference photo shows a STANDARD GUAGE Brookville ...
Here's a TWO-FOOT gauge Brookville ... which is "probably" closer to what you're after modeling 1/35 scale on HO gauge track ... and it might simplify some of your concerns about fitting a mechanism ...
Added bonus: funky doo-dad details stickin' out da hood ... and a pilot that could double as a battering ram!
Last edited on Fri Dec 7th, 2012 10:33 pm by Dallas_M
If you search for Brookville loco images, you'll find all sorts of variations ... seems like they didn't bother too much with "blueprints" ... they just said, "yeah, got it ... build a little loco ... comin' right up!"
Also, the 2' gauge above looks like it might have been built from a tractor ... all sorts of weird stuff ... frame lengths, drive units & cab styles vary, etc ... if you look at a a bunch of Brookville photos you'll probably be able to mix-n-match features to work with parts you have on hand ... that seems to be how THEY built them!
Last edited on Sat Dec 8th, 2012 12:20 am by Dallas_M
It seems that I could use the model A ford hood I have and a Bachmann Davenport and some styrene and make up a reasonably decent Brookvillish looking loco and that's what I'm going to have to settle for this time around. That will be OK.... This time.