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 Bachmann On30 Scale 2-4-0 Cab Forward Porter Locomotive Oil Burner with DCC, Soundtraxx Tsunami Sound, Train Control Systems (TCS) Keep Alive KA4, working direction controlled LED headlight and LED reverse light. 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.
We started with a brand new Bachmann On30 Porter 0-4-2 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 with Current Keeper (the new version with TONS of volume and lots of options - not the old stripped down version) wired direct to the motor. 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.
We added fully painted and weathered Engineer and Fireman figures, a brand new Cab Forward Comfort Crew Cab with lots of windows and visible door latch detail, stirrup steps, scratch built oil tank with filler nozzle, front cow catcher, roof top whistle, and bell pull cable, then painted and weathered the entire locomotive inside and out. We left the cab side door 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 Bachmann and Soundtraxx paperwork is included, so you can play with the cv codes all you like, but not the 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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