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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Posted by Texmac1 on Monday, February 24, 2020 8:34 AM

I started this model after a town in Brazil was trying to get a train run set up to go to a larger city near by. The old track was there and needed repair and the old station refurbished. The train is a Baldwin 4-6-2 steam wood fired built in 1925.

I did the build based on photos using a Bachman Big Hauler lower and upper the upper was modified to a more correct copy of the train that was being modeled model to real

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Posted by chocho willy on Monday, February 24, 2020 1:05 PM

Texmac 1 your picture didn't post

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Posted by Texmac1 on Monday, February 24, 2020 4:34 PM

yep not sure how it works on photos 

 

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Posted by Texmac1 on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 8:33 AM

4-6-0

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Posted by chocho willy on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 1:52 PM

Still no picture, need to have a URL and post it with the mountain icon

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Posted by Texmac1 on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 3:14 PM

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 8:54 PM
For what it's worth, if one of these pops up locally, I may swing to give it the "treatment," even if that is just paint and weathering. - Eric
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Posted by Postwar Paul on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 10:38 PM

 274: Bachmann boiler. Barry's Big Trains chassis

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 10:41 PM

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 10:43 PM

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 10:48 PM

 25: 10th anniversary chassis. Lehman Porter saddle tank for firebox. Flickering LED's. Short tender from Lionel battery op toy train.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 10:53 PM

5: inspired by Argent Lumber Co. cut down Bachmann boiler, scratchbuilt tender. Full cab interior.

 LGB mogul chassis.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 10:56 PM

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 10:59 PM

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Posted by Texmac1 on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:28 AM

Bac 4-6-0, Baldwin 4-6-2

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Posted by Texmac1 on Friday, April 17, 2020 10:54 AM

Baldwin 4-6-2 Bachman 4-6-0

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 10:40 PM
Texmac1, that is awesome! The photo opened via OneDrive. I keep my stuff in OneDrive, and I find they hang to the websites better if I copy the link using the "embed" function then paste them into the post via the "image" button on this site. Eric
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Posted by Postwar Paul on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 10:45 PM

That's a great model !! Baldwin, as I'm sure you already know, had a great history in the export business. Many of their products survived in Central and South America, long after the U.S. Had dieselized. And cane fields in Cuba, as well ! The export engines have the Classic Baldwin look with a twist... and that's why they're so fascinating!!

Nice model!!

Paul

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