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Hi folks

As the topic suggests, I've got a bachmann 45 ton switcher with the side rod trucks. It is an ungainly beast and it keeps whispering to me that it needs to be transformed into something new. I'm looking for suggestions as to what I might bash it into. I suppose I could even make two small locos...one from each truck! Any ideas or suggestions?
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Mike
Fonthill Ontario
 

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I hope to acquire one of these someday and do a bas similar to Kevin's. I really like his. I wish I had picked one up when they were being closed out.

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Hi Bob,

This is exactly the sort of thing I was thinking of. I thought of maybe using just the power blocks to make something really unique. Is your loco based on anything real? I'm not knowledgable enough to know any better. Did you make the piston thingy or iS it off of a climax. See......piston thingy.....not that knowledgable.

Cheers...great work
Mike
 

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Bruce,

It looks like you replaced the trucks on yours. Bought, built or kitbashed?

Patrick
Patrick, I kept the trucks on the boxcab, just removed the siderods and added some other details. More here.
On the little critter, it's an Aristocraft RS-3 truck, with some details added and a body built from brass. More here.
 
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