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N to HOn30 2-8-0 Steam loco conversion project [message #52027] Sat, 28 July 2012 14:02 UTC Go to previous message
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I'm developing a set of parts to convert a Bachmann N gauge 2-8-0 steam loco into a narrow gauge version for HOn30.The idea is (or at least was) to make the conversion fairly simple, and to leave the choice to the builder as to how much work is involved.Most parts will all be available separately to give a choice for the builder.
The parts being developed are:
Tender body - done
Cab - done ( 2 versions, the mk.1 is in the photos )
Pilot - done
Air-pump - done
Chimney - done
Domes - done ( new hollow version - done )
Headlight - done
Bell - done
Turbo Generator - done

Some of these parts are available from other sources, I'm developing them because they are not easy to buy where I live.

This kit was originally developed for the DC version. I have now adapted some of the parts to fit the DCC version. Scroll down to the bottom for instructions specific for the DCC version.

Now for some pictures.First, a before and after comparison.Then some of a nearly finished model.
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Next,I'll be showing how I did the conversion with the parts available so far.

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[Updated on: Tue, 10 December 2013 23:08 UTC]

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