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 4-4-0 American #49 with Comfort Cab, DCC, Tsunami Sound, CurrentKeeper, and working 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.
We started with a Bachmann On30 4-4-0 Amercian inside frame locomotive with DCC #28306. We removed all the extraneous digital junk Bachmann puts in from the motor all the way back to the factory DCC & PCB boards in the tender, 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 ran the wiring through the original micro plugs so the tender can still be disconnected from the locomotive just like it was originally.
We added fully painted and weathered Engineer and Fireman figures, a new larger wider Comfort Cab taken from an On30 2-6-0, lettered the cab for #49, put a full load of resin cast wood in the tender, replaced the rope bell and whistle pulls with new wire and painted & weathered the entire locomotive. We left one cab window open on each side, so the crew could wave out the windows and get some fresh air. The finished model has several coats of clear matte medium (DullCote), with a final light coat of weathering 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 five 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 4-4-0 paperwork, and Soundtraxx paperwork is included 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 and track are NOT included.
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