On30 outdoors??? - Page 2 - myLargescale.com > Community > Forums

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-08-2012, 09:45 PM   #11 (permalink)
Senior Member
Amber's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 924
Default RE: On30 outdoors???

Re-gauging the Bachmann rolling stock from On30 to On3 is as simple as replacing the trucks with Grant line or San Juan trucks. Reguaging the inside frame engines is a fairly simple matter of lengthening the driver axles and the leading truck wheel axle in the case of the 2-6-0. I think Grant line even offered a kit for that at one time.
Amber is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 04-08-2012, 09:54 PM   #12 (permalink)
Super Modulator
Greg Elmassian's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 20,443
Default RE: On30 outdoors???

Dang Amber!

How long have you been railroading? You sure have a lot of experience.

Did you start when you were 13?

Be sure to visit my site, lots of technical tips & modifications, and a functional search.

Click here for Greg's web site

Note: Please. no private messaging, use regular email: [email protected]
Greg Elmassian is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-09-2012, 11:44 PM   #13 (permalink)
Senior Member
Amber's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 924
Default RE: On30 outdoors???

Actually, I was probably 5 or 6 when I first started playing with my brother's trains. :-)
I've been interested in the On30 stuff since it first came out, I actually have more of that than I do of G scale stuff. I'm a "narrow gauge nut". I really don't have very much G scale stuff, I didn't have any place to put it for a long time. Lately, I've been converting all my San Juan D&RG On3 trucks to On30. I decided that I didn't want to spend the extra money on On3 track. I had replaced most of the Bachmann trucks on my rolling stock with the San Juan trucks before they offered the trucks in On30, so I had been putting NWSL wheelsets on them for On30. I only did a few like that before I ended up having to put it all aside for a while. Now I'm pulling the wheels off of the older Bachmann wheelsets and putting them on longer axles for the San Juan trucks. They're better than the plastic wheels that the San Juan trucks come with. 1/16th inch stainless steel rod from K & S Engineering is just about perfect for axles for the older style Bachmann wheels. The newer wheelsets seem to have a slightly larger diameter axle where it goes through the wheel. The insulated wheel is easy to put on the new axle, the non-insulated one requires reaming out the hole with a 1/16th drill bit, then you get a slight press fit on the axle, just enough to keep the wheel from moving on the axle.
I sit and do this stuff at night instead of watching TV, although the computer does get distracting. :-)
Amber is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the myLargescale.com > Community > Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The DC&M moves outdoors! dawgnabbit Beginner's Forum 5 09-15-2009 11:41 AM
On30 couplers? insanerocketkid On30 Rolling Stock 4 02-12-2009 06:11 PM
One of my On30 bashes railgeek Model Making 4 01-27-2009 07:21 AM
Christmas Outdoors Steven Gugel Public Forum 7 12-24-2008 09:41 PM
VA, CA, and Outdoors RHMebane Public Forum 3 02-09-2008 05:12 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:22 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.