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  • GE 70 Ton Hon3 - Almost Finished.

    Some shots of a conversion i did last night.

    Re Gauged trucks with the NSWL conversion wheels. Dropped the cab height and its undercoated ready for the paint shop now.

    Just need to add the exhaust stack and a horn.


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    Owen Pass Lumber Company

    HO Logging Layout in a Shed.

    https://owenpass.blogspot.com/

  • #2
    Very nice. How does it run? I would love to try this on a 45 tonner.

    Ted

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    • #3
      Hi Ted,

      I only have a short section of test track. About 3ft. I actually need to clean the gears in rubbing alcohol and a fine brush as there is a bit of grit here and there from the sanding ect that i missed getting out. But i think they run great.

      Not sure if you have read the conversion article but this is the second of mine i have done and both have run nicely. It took about 30 mins to convert one truck over after you have done it a few times. Might take a little more fine tuning to be "perfect" as you can see the pickup is a little bent in the photo above.

      If you can get a loco cheap defiantly give it a go and don't hesitate to contact me if you need any help.
      Owen Pass Lumber Company

      HO Logging Layout in a Shed.

      https://owenpass.blogspot.com/

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      • #4
        Well so much for doing any more conversations. from another site: Well. so much for the 70 tonner converted to narrow gauge! Here is the response from NWSL about the wheelsets:

        ..."Sorry, those are long gone. We did a run of them and a lot of them sat in inventory for quite a while, so when they finally sold out that was it."

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        • #5
          Oh no way! Now i wish i hadn't sold the one i completed two years ago. I wish i had got a few more packs of the wheels.

          Maybe pop a post in the trading section here and someone may know where they are in stock?
          Owen Pass Lumber Company

          HO Logging Layout in a Shed.

          https://owenpass.blogspot.com/

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          • #6
            Almost done now. Painted on the weekend and a little weathering.

            A few little details to finish off like the lights and some more weathering around the louvers. Also need to add an exhaust stack on the hood.






            Owen Pass Lumber Company

            HO Logging Layout in a Shed.

            https://owenpass.blogspot.com/

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