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 Posted: Fri Feb 14th, 2020 04:49 pm
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Because the Bachmann On30 cars disassemble so easily, it is simple to modify them.

Here I simply removed a bit of the car's length. 

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Larry

The mine-motor looks great.


Very close to what I remember of the one I saw up in the UP of Michigan,

in one of them copper mine touristy type places, that always get guys like us.

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This project is based on an old Mantua 2-6-2 chassis. 

It has an old open frame DC motor and runs OK. 

I always intended to replace the motor with a can motor.

It awaits on my someday list. 

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Another view of the engine. 

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Sweet!!

That's another one of them NKP's

( No Known Prototype )

Love it!!   :moose:




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There is a little story to this model.

After I had attached the compressor on the one side,
the model fell over when I set it on the track.

I had to add the solid metal air tank under the cab,
on the other side to counter balance the engine.

:Crazy:

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Reminds me of SR & RL #24
 
Where her tender was built too wide,
and water would slosh back and forth. 

After derailing and crashing a trestle,
the tender was cut down to a more reasonable size.




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Michael,

Thanks for that story.
I hadn't heard it.

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Apparently when #24 was ordered the tender was suppose to be 84" wide. 
Someone in the shop misread it as 8' 4" (or 100").

Without any baffles in the tender, when the water level got about half-way down,
it would start sloshing back and forth with enough force to derail the tender.

On one occasion there was enough force to collapse a low trestle. 

A section was cut out of the tender to narrow back,
to were it should have been in the beginning and problem solved.

84", seven feet, seems somewhat wide for a two-footer. 
It seems that most equipment was around 6' to 6'6" wide.




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As a part of scenery in Gn15 I like to use plastic plants, since some of them can resemble the real thing.  

The artificial plants sections of stores like Hobby Lobby, Michaels, ad other craft stores can be a source for these.  

The aquarium section of pet stores can be good, too.  

This very cheap (less than $3) bonsai tree was found on Amazon.  

I think a little trimming, and some scenic foam will produce a credible tree.  

Regards, Dave L.  






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