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Another Bachmann Power Bogie

Postby DCRfan » Sun Jul 20, 2008 3:40 am

I went to the model shop today to buy a Bachmann Cable Car for the power bogie so I can copy Chris Krupa's little sit-on engineering department speeder as seen on Mathews Corner but they had sold the last one :cry:

Desperate to make something I looked around in a panic :oops: then I spotted a Bachmann HO Maintenance of Way 1950's 4x4 Highrailer, item 46207 . It is one of those things I'd never even looked at before :shock: . A quick check of the parts list showed that it was two axle drive and the body and hirail wheels looked simple to remove. "I'll have it" I quickly replied.

Arriving home I placed it on the track, applied power and off it went smooth as. The only picture that will show it with Jeep body in place.

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The plastic body is easilly clipped of with a fingernail and the hirail axles only need to be pushed back under the body against a pivot point and they click off. The picture shows a comparison with San Fan cable car power bogie

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The wheel base is 31 mm, wheel diameter 8.1 mm and 14.5 mm rail top to body top. The body width is 20.5 mm. The thing I really like is the wheels are nice and chunky at 3.3 mm wide well more than those on a Spud.

It has lots of potential for Gn15. Now what to make :?: :?:
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Postby dana » Sun Jul 20, 2008 6:50 am

theres a neat loco in (peco) railway modeller in a article called sketchbuilding 2 if you want pm me your adress and i 'll maill you the mag (i d scan but dont want to run fowl of the moderaters on this site ) :P
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Postby DCRfan » Sun Jul 20, 2008 7:22 am

Dana,

Thanks, I have the Scratchbuilding 2 article. Certainly is tempting although I must admit I'm leaning towards a Hawe which has been on my must do list for ages. I've just been searching the forum files but unfortunately most of the prototype pictures posted by Michael Staats have gone :cry:
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Postby Glen A » Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:14 am

Thats a good find Paul.
What sort of price do they sell for?
I found them on the B'mann website on friday, but could find any on ebay to get a real indication of price.

Bachmann also make a track maintenance set, with tamper, regulator etc, and one of those also had a short wheel base which looked like it had potential.

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Postby DCRfan » Sun Jul 20, 2008 10:23 am

$NZ 55.40 from Macks Tracks Wellington.
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Postby DCRfan » Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:23 pm

I blew that one. Progress looked good until I got to the drivers position then I realised the proportions were all wrong as it was much too short :oops:

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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:30 pm

Add a platform at the back and a handrail and you have a battery powered sled :D :D
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Postby DCRfan » Sun Jul 20, 2008 7:25 pm

I thought I'd made a skate board :oops:
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Postby dana » Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:38 pm

Dana,

Thanks, I have the Scratchbuilding 2 article. Certainly is tempting although I must admit I'm leaning towards a Hawe which has been on my must do list for ages. I've just been searching the forum files but unfortunately most of the prototype pictures posted by Michael Staats have gone


no problem DCR just thought id offer but i guess you get it over there too

i isaw it and thought it was a great loco

Image id just make a greenhouse cartowing behind it , based on some carton called steampencil
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Postby DCRfan » Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:05 pm

The proportions of version two look considerably better and quite a change from what it started as.

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Lots of room to add extra weight under the flat top.

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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:26 pm

That works very well Paul and has the classic HAWE style to it. Hope you dont find these things as addictive as I do, think I have 5 or 6 different ones so far and in the process of building a Gnine version aswell :lol: .
They are great as a single vehicle train, no couplings to worry about (unless you want to) so if you want something to just run round a layout, or back and forth, they are so easy to just put on the track and run. Great to keep things running at the end of a show aswell, while you pack up the rest of your stock :wink: .
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Postby Panda » Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:30 pm

i like that! i have one in store but thats for a 00 project..(that will never happern!)
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Postby Simon Andrews » Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:26 pm

Look great Paul 8)

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Postby DCRfan » Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:09 am

Steve Bennett wrote:Hope you dont find these things as addictive as I do, think I have 5 or 6 different ones so far and in the process of building a Gnine version aswell :lol: .
They are great as a single vehicle train, no couplings to worry about (unless you want to) so if you want something to just run round a layout, or back and forth, they are so easy to just put on the track and run.


The Hawe bug has already planted its bite :( Hawe trailer is under construction unfortunately I've run out of required 'T' section plastic shape
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Postby Steve Bennett » Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:58 am

DCRfan wrote:The Hawe bug has already planted its bite :( Hawe trailer is under construction unfortunately I've run out of required 'T' section plastic shape


:lol: :lol: :lol:
All good fun though Paul.
You have got me thinking about the Bachmann mechanism, think I might have to try one, could do with another HAWE type vehicle in the fleet :lol:
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Postby DCRfan » Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:52 am

Even blonds can drive a Hawe :lol: Just the couplers for link & pin to add.

The plants are HO scale 'Kohl & Salat' by Busch HO 1213.

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Postby dr5euss » Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:18 am

That looks great, Paul; I love the colour scheme and the idea of an unpowered HAWE type matching flatbed :D

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Postby Steve Bennett » Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:12 pm

Excellent Paul, they have come out very well. I guess there is a new layout in the planning :wink: .

I like the plants aswell, considering they are HO scale, they are very effective. Unfortunately, no good for stacking though, they would require a rack of some sort to slide them into, which are pretty common in Dutch greenhouses, though I have never seen one on a HAWE :?: .
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