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robwill84

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HOn30 boxcab from a Bachmann 44 ton?
« on: August 30, 2020, 12:05:42 AM »
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I've been playing around with some Tomix track, thinking about putting together a micro n scale layout. Then I got to thinking about an HOn30 layout, so I got out my collection of HO buildings and it just so happens I can fit every single HO building I have on this little track layout-



So then I got to thinking about converting my little 44 tonner into a HOn30 locomotive. I could go the center cab route and scratchbuild a larger cab and extend the sides a bit with some strip styrene. Or I could build a boxcab body, and maybe preserve the shell of the 44 tonner and even be able to swap the shells, for two locos in one. Has anybody tried a conversion like this? Are there any kits available that would make it simpler before I start?

Chris333

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Re: HOn30 boxcab from a Bachmann 44 ton?
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2020, 12:09:28 AM »
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I say do it! 

I planned at one time to make an N scale version out of it.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/PNQ56FyBLpzLy4CD9
https://photos.app.goo.gl/VnMPc4Dptwi59SAk6
https://photos.app.goo.gl/3QhYG4TFkNvcu3wi9

Might still do it someday.

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Re: HOn30 boxcab from a Bachmann 44 ton?
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2020, 10:23:56 AM »
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I say do it! 

I planned at one time to make an N scale version out of it.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/PNQ56FyBLpzLy4CD9
https://photos.app.goo.gl/VnMPc4Dptwi59SAk6
https://photos.app.goo.gl/3QhYG4TFkNvcu3wi9

Might still do it someday.

Pardon my ingnorance, but these links take me to my own Google pics. Wth?
What am I missing here?
Thanks,
Otto K.

Chris333

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Re: HOn30 boxcab from a Bachmann 44 ton?
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2020, 11:25:26 AM »
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I opened them in a private window and they worked for me.




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Re: HOn30 boxcab from a Bachmann 44 ton?
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2020, 12:34:48 PM »
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Re: HOn30 boxcab from a Bachmann 44 ton?
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2020, 02:48:55 PM »
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