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adrian_batey
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Posted - 04/16/2012 :  11:54:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit adrian_batey's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Gents,
I stumbled upon this link today when browsing.
A source of hon3 spoked drivers.

http://motorbogies.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1_21


Modeling the Northern Pacific Yacolt Branch
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adrian_batey
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Posted - 04/30/2012 :  11:40:15 PM  Show Profile  Visit adrian_batey's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Last night i did my first of what will be a few Bachmann 70ton to hon3 conversions.
My loco is now back together and running on hon3 in about 3 hours. I think the second will only take about an hour.

Anyway the conversion is very simple and not to expensive to try. Getting a 70ton loco for about $45 of ebay and then the conversion parts from NWSl for $10 i think.

I may do another this afternoon after work and post it up step by step later in the week.

No its time to start my drawings for brass etching and making it a box cab :-)


Modeling the Northern Pacific Yacolt Branch
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Dutchman
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Posted - 05/01/2012 :  06:15:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Adrian, a step-by-step would be great!

Bruce

Modeling the railroads of the Jersey Highlands in HO and the logging railroads of Pennsylvania in HOn3

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jschumaker
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Posted - 05/01/2012 :  06:40:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bruce,

There was an article in RMC a couple years ago about converting Bachmann 70 tonners to HOn3. I can look through my issues, if you like, and find it.

Jeff S.



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adrian_batey
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Posted - 05/01/2012 :  6:14:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit adrian_batey's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jschumaker

Bruce,

There was an article in RMC a couple years ago about converting Bachmann 70 tonners to HOn3. I can look through my issues, if you like, and find it.

Jeff S.



I have a PDF of this that i can email if anyone needs it.
Fairly easy to follow. Ill still take some pics when i do my next power truck. Might motivate some more people to give it a go.


Modeling the Northern Pacific Yacolt Branch
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deemery
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Posted - 05/01/2012 :  6:38:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by adrian_batey

quote:
Originally posted by jschumaker

Bruce,

There was an article in RMC a couple years ago about converting Bachmann 70 tonners to HOn3. I can look through my issues, if you like, and find it.

Jeff S.



I have a PDF of this that i can email if anyone needs it.
Fairly easy to follow. Ill still take some pics when i do my next power truck. Might motivate some more people to give it a go.

Please do not distribute, unless you get permission from RMC.

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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adrian_batey
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Posted - 05/01/2012 :  7:20:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit adrian_batey's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by deemery

quote:
Originally posted by adrian_batey

quote:
Originally posted by jschumaker

Bruce,

There was an article in RMC a couple years ago about converting Bachmann 70 tonners to HOn3. I can look through my issues, if you like, and find it.

Jeff S.



I have a PDF of this that i can email if anyone needs it.
Fairly easy to follow. Ill still take some pics when i do my next power truck. Might motivate some more people to give it a go.

Please do not distribute, unless you get permission from RMC.

dave



I was expecting someone to say something like that.

Sorry if i thought i may have been helping someone out.


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Dutchman
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Posted - 05/01/2012 :  8:47:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Adrian, I have that issue set aside for future use.

Bruce

Modeling the railroads of the Jersey Highlands in HO and the logging railroads of Pennsylvania in HOn3

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deemery
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Posted - 05/01/2012 :  9:03:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by adrian_batey

quote:
Originally posted by deemery

quote:
Originally posted by adrian_batey

quote:
Originally posted by jschumaker

Bruce,

There was an article in RMC a couple years ago about converting Bachmann 70 tonners to HOn3. I can look through my issues, if you like, and find it.

Jeff S.



I have a PDF of this that i can email if anyone needs it.
Fairly easy to follow. Ill still take some pics when i do my next power truck. Might motivate some more people to give it a go.

Please do not distribute, unless you get permission from RMC.

dave



I was expecting someone to say something like that.

Sorry if i thought i may have been helping someone out.

I'm sorry you feel that way. But the law is the law. An individual may make a copy for his own use, but may not distribute to others. You could send him the magazine and he can make his own copy. Sometimes the law is just strange.

dave


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adrian_batey
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Posted - 05/02/2012 :  01:38:17 AM  Show Profile  Visit adrian_batey's Homepage  Reply with Quote
[/quote] But the law is the law.[/quote]

So im sure you have never jay walked or sped in you life or something liek that. Maybe even have a friend or family meber pass on a coppied CD to you or something.

Anyway back to model railroading.

I will take photos of the process and doccument it so that people who may not have the info will and then no one is breaking the law


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Dutchman
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Posted - 06/01/2012 :  8:44:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I had a long talk with Dave Hoffman at the SER Convention in Gatlinburg today. What a nice guy. As you may know, he manufacturers some neat stuff in HOn30 and HOn3 - both rolling stock and motive power.

Here are a few pictures of his "motorizing unit" for the Keystone Shay in HOn3. The motor and everything you see in brass is made by Dave. All you do is add what you want from the Keystone castings. It ran quite well.





I believe the wait for one is about a year now.


Bruce

Modeling the railroads of the Jersey Highlands in HO and the logging railroads of Pennsylvania in HOn3

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jschumaker
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Posted - 06/01/2012 :  9:59:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave does fanstastic work. I have his mechanism, in HOn30, for the Grandt Line boxcab.

Jeff S.



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Dutchman
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Posted - 06/22/2012 :  4:42:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, the lounge has been very quiet the past three weeks!

Here is a picture of the Ken Hoffman Climax kit that I purchased at the SER Convention in Gatlinburg. I hope to get it on the bench late summer/early fall. Mine is in HOn3, but he has it available in HOn30, too. I also want to purchase his powering kit for the Grandt-Line box cab.








Bruce

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adrian_batey
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Posted - 08/01/2012 :  6:43:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit adrian_batey's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Here is something of interest to the Hon3 Guys

0-4-0 poter kit

http://www.lightscalemodels.com/index.php/blog/6-hon3-0-4-0t-porter-update-model-photos


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Dutchman
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Posted - 08/02/2012 :  06:24:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Adrian,

That is indeed an nice little Porter. I've bookmarked the site.

Do you happen to know where the company is located?


Bruce

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