On20 porter loco drivetrain
- hi Guys:
Sorry for the cross post, but I have some nagging questions I hope someone can
I want to build an On20 porter loco (a la Arizona Copper Co.) from a grandt line
8 ton porter and I have some questions re. the drivetrain.
I want a nice smooth running little porter like the On30 ones I have made. As I
see it I have three options:
1. Narrow it down to an inside frame loco - here I have trouble narrowing down
the gear tower. Suggestions?
2. Narrow it to an outside frame loco - here I have trouble finding drivers.
3. I have a couple of the old MDC HOn3 loco frames (one inside and one outside)
with brass drivers. I could use one of these cut down to make an 0-6-0 or even
an 0-4-0, but I have never got one of these darn things to run worth a darn. I
can put in a gear box and or a micromotor with a gearhead if it would help.
Thanks, Peter in Canada
Does it have to be On20 rather than On18? On18 uses 9mm ( N gauge )
rather than HOn3...the resons being rather the same as the argument for
HOn30 vs HOn3... The Bachmann 0-4-0 / Dockside can be used for a chassis.
Kennebunk Models produced an On18 Porter a few years back, but sadly
the line died with it's owner....
Nigel Lawton in merry olde England produces a re-motor kit for several
Bachmann N scale steamers, including the 0-4-0 ( which was available both
the Dockside and a tender lokie.) He also has lots of other goodies for
of us that like tiny lokies !
Hope this has been helpful !
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