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.
Bad track, dead switch points or throws, this locomotive just keeps on running. Custom built On30 Scale 0-6-0 Steam Locomotive and coal tender with DCC, Soundtraxx Tsunami Sound, Train Control Systems (TCS) Keep Alive KA4, and working direction controlled LED headlight. Don't like our whistle sound? That's okay, there's 16 others available along with 4 other chuff sounds, 2 or 3 cylinder and/or articulated for you to tinker with.
It took parts from several locomotives to build this little beauty. The chassis was taken from a brand new smooth running Bachmann 0-6-0 locomotive with factory DCC. We removed all the extraneous digital electronic junk Bachmann puts in from the motor all the way back to the factory DCC board, and installed a new DCC Soundtraxx Tsunami Economi system (the new version with TONS of volume and lots of options - not the old stripped down version) wired direct to the motor. We also installed a new Train Control Systems (TCS) KA4 (Keep Alive version 4) device. Now, it runs like a Swiss watch, fast or slow, forward or backwards, uphill or downhill, through the 15" radius S-track coupled to a freight train. All the electronics are in the locomotive, so no wiring connections are needed for the tender and you can run the locomotive by itself without the tender if desired.
Most of the locomotive body & tender was taken from a Bachmann On30 2-6-0. The tender was shortened 3 scale feet (from 20' to 17') and lowered onto a brand new pair of On30 freight trucks. The locomotive body was shortened a little over 5 scale feet (from about 25.5' to 20') and also lowered. A brand new custom built LED headlight system was installed into the original 2-6-0 housing and new sand lines were made from styrene rod.
We added fully painted and weathered Engineer and Fireman figures, a new front cow catcher with working knuckle coupler, open cab roof vent, and a real coal load in the tender, then painted, weathered, and lettered the locomotive. We left the cab side windows wide open so you can see inside and so the crew could wave out the windows and get some fresh air. 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 paperwork is included, so you can play with the cv codes all you like. 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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