How have you kit bashed or fixed up your Bachmann Big Hauler, post description and pictures

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How have you kit bashed or fixed up your Bachmann Big Hauler, post description and pictures
Posted by chocho willy on Saturday, October 20, 2018 2:42 PM

tender coal load2-6-2 kitbashed prairieleft side center boilerright side center boilerThis started out as the original remote control battery powered engine, I shortened the smoke box by 1 set of rivets and shortened the boiler up to the last boiler ban. moved the steam generator to the center. Again as before I used cotter pins with pop rivets bases to make railing stanchions. Use to drive by an old Prairie up in Leesburg, Fl. when I covered that area, took pictures and did research on the engine. Unusual to see electrical wires run through the boiler grab rails but that was the way it was built, Shortened the tender by about an inch, trying to keep the engine /tender as short as possible. mounted the boiler on a LGB Mogul motor block and added trailing truck from a LGB 2080. Rope is copper wire strands twisted. If you notice the air tank on the back of the tender it is a cigar tube that my dad had. The fireman is screwed to the draw bar between the engine and tender and when the train is moving, he moves all around. 

fireman on draw bar

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Posted by PJM20 on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 11:23 AM

That's a really nice looking bash. Right now I'm fixing up an old Annie right now that hadn't been serviced since it left the factory. What did you use for the railing in the stanchions? Also, what did you use for the bell and whistle cables? Thanks. 

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Posted by chocho willy on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 11:51 AM

Did you read the text? all explained there, if you need individual pictures I will supply, Bill

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Posted by PJM20 on Friday, October 26, 2018 7:03 PM

My bad on the copper wire for the bell and whistle cable, I must have read your post too fast. In regards to the boiler grab irons, do you mean that you used electrical wiring through the cotter pins to simulate the boiler grabs? I asking what exactly did you run through the cotter pin stanchions on the boiler.

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Also Planning the Haymaker Railway garden railway.

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