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15525Re: RE: Re: [ausnarrowgauge] RE: Australianise an On30 Porter

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  • dave edgar
    Sep 24, 2013
      Hi Neil
       I just purchased an On30 Porter off EBay from the Favourite Spot very good price, doubt you'll beat it. Very good to deal with, I had issues with some Bachmann geared loco's and he was very helpful. I have no affiliation with them just a happy customer.
      Cheers Dave

      From: "neilmunck@..." <neilmunck@...>
      To: ausnarrowgauge@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Friday, 20 September 2013 1:41 AM
      Subject: RE: RE: Re: [ausnarrowgauge] RE: Australianise an On30 Porter
       Nice, good luck with the conversion and let us see how it goes.

      I want to do an open cab plantation type Porter now so I was wondering where you had sourced your Porter.  I am heavily leaning towards the Deltang battery radio control so DCC or sound aren't important to me.

      Cheers, Neil
      --- In ausnarrowgauge@yahoogroups.com, <ausnarrowgauge@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
      Hi Ron & Neil,
      The spare parts caught my attention. I think by Anglicising the Bachmann Porter I should obtain the flavour of a bush or industrial tramway.
      On Sep 20, 2013 3:52 PM, "ronhil@..." <ronhil@...> wrote:
      Reminds me of my pre-war clockwork 'Caerphilly Castle' (4-4-2!!!!!!). It even needed 2' radius curves to be banked or it came off the tracks at a high rate of knots.
      All that I am saying is that the Smallbrook bodies are designed for specific (not Rolls Royce) mechs and may need a fair amount of surgery to fit anything better.
      -------Original Message-------
      Date: 20/09/2013 15:19:14
      Subject: RE: Re: [ausnarrowgauge] RE: Australianise an On30 Porter
      On page 4 of their catalog Smallbrook sell the parts for their kits, so if you want just a cab or tanks or whatever then you can get them on their own.

      I know what you mean about the Hornby mechs.  Back when I started with model railways I got a Smokey Joe (from 1991, painted in rather fetching Highland Railways colours).  It went so fast at full throttle that it went straight off a 40cm radius curve, cleared the layout and hit the wall of my bedroom.  I glued the funnel back on and away she went.  Happy times :)

      Retooling using the much nicer mechanisms nowadays would be costly I guess but worth it for the consumer
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