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 Posted: Fri May 10th, 2013 09:38 am
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For years and years I have admired many modelers work in the classic On30 style, which is to say bashing HO mechanisms into O scale narrow gauge locos and rolling stock.

The inspiration for this loco is from Allen Littlefield.

Allen has two bashes in the 2013 On30 annual which I plan on doing for myself.

The first is one which was started by one modeler and purchased my a collector which he agreed to finish.

This one is built on this Bachmann HO scale 0-6-0 Switcher.







This one uses the original boiler.

Domes and such have been removed and new O scale parts added.






Here it is sitting on the chassis.





I am using a Banta cab that I have not built yet, but just to see how its coming along I pop this On30 porter cab on to get the overall feel of it.



Here you can see where I need to build a wider floor to attach the cab sides to.



That's as far as I am at the moment and work calls....some things never change lol.



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 Posted: Fri May 10th, 2013 10:31 am
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Dave, I really like this loco and am interested in seeing the progress. That thing has the perfect look for On30.



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 Posted: Fri May 10th, 2013 11:18 am
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Dave, Ya still have the touch!

That is going to be one sweet loco. 



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Looks good to me too!



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Neat concept. Can't wait to see how it turns out.

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Having Littlefield as an influence is not a bad place to start. He is a very creative Rail Baron and I have enjoyed his work.

Your project is looking pretty good.

-Wayde

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Found some time this weekend, before and after outside projects, to start building the Banta Modelworks Cab.












The Banta Porters cab slid right in with 2 very minor cuts to widen the slot around the backhead.

This should save a lot of work building a wider base, as I think I can just add some stripwood around the lower edges for strength.

Now I need to add those, the grab irons, roof braces, and figure what material and texturing I want to use on the top.L:



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Thanks Wade.
Many here share my admiration of Littlefeilds work, especially his railtruck bashes.



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Woke up early morning, so I added those grabs, the bracing around the floor, the roof bracing and sub-roof, a bell and whistle.




I am fond of the way the backwoods shops added things out of the "normal" positions, so I made a brace for the bell and added it to the side of the saddle tank as well as the whistle out the side of the steam dome.

Besides, the casting includes a nice cap, like the one on the sand dome, and I want to use it.:P





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Dave-she's coming along very nicely, I love the weathered cab and the offset bell & whistle. Looks like you are having fun...again.

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