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Uniquely individual, handmade, fine scale models for around the same price as a mass produced, pre-built, all look alike, toy. We will sell nothing until it looks so good we want to keep it. ...... Yes, we do lots of CUSTOM BUILT models by request. Contact us for a free quote.

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On30 0-4-2 Porter DCC TCS KA4 Tsunami2 Sound - Runs S-L-O-W Perfect!

$ 499.99

Every now and then, we get a Bachmann On30 0-4-2 Porter with DCC that at least runs, but not well. So, we remove the factory DCC & other assorted electronic junk, and install a Train Control Systems (TCS) Keep Alive KA4, with a Soundtraxx Tsunami 2 Sound, system. Now, it runs so slow, you won't have the patience to wait. Bad track, dead switch points or throws, no longer matter. This locomotive just keeps on running. Don't like our load sensing variable articulated chuff sound or whistle choice? That's okay, since there's a whole library of other choices all on this sound system.

We removed the original cab and installed a more colorful version. We added fully painted and weathered Engineer and Fireman figures seated on boxes, roof top whistle, bell pull cable, and real coal in the cab coal bin. The finished model has several coats of acrylic weathering with a final light coat of dust, so it will look good (or would that be bad) for many years to come.

After all that work, we couldn't resist running it around the test track a few times so it probably has ten minutes or less of run time on it before we cleaned the wheels and packed it up. Not only does it look great with Bachmann 18' cars (not included), but it runs so slow without stalling, it took over 15 minutes to go around our test track once. And, it even ran well on our 15" radius inner circle of track.

All the original Bachmann, TCS KA4, and SoundTraxx Tsunami 2 paperwork is included and the original box. You will receive the actual model shown in the photos. Items combined if possible and include professional packing and insurance. Background scenery, track and On30 freight cars are NOT included.

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