Uniquely individual, handmade, fine scale models for around the same price as those mass produced, pre-built, all look alike, Chinese toys. We will sell nothing until it looks so good we want to keep it.
We started with a brand new Bachmann On30 scale 2-6-0 Mogul analog locomotive. After shortening the boiler, front frame, and removing the front pilot truck, we added a new scratch built front freight pilot with working front coupler. We upgraded all the wiring to support DCC and installed a new Soundtraxx Tsunami TSU-1000 system with a Train Control Systems (TCS) Keep Alive KA4 wired direct to the motor. Now, it runs so smooth and slow you won't have the patience to keep it below notch 5 on your DCC system. We ran the wiring through two micro plugs, one on each side under the cab, so the tender can still be disconnected from the locomotive.
We added fully painted and weathered Engineer and Fireman figures, working front boiler mounted LED headlight, bell pull cable, an extended range high sided tender with a full load of coal and electrical pick-ups on the tender wheels. Then we painted and weathered the entire locomotive inside and out. 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 ran great on our 15" radius test track with no problems even with 18' On30 freight cars coupled to it.
All the original SoundTraxx Tsunami and TCS KA4 paperwork is included, so you can play with the cv codes all you like, but not the original box since the newly modified locomotive will not fit into the old 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.