CONVERSION KIT FOR THE NEW BACHMANN On30 HEISLER
Pro-moulded highly detailed resin parts to convert
Bachmann’s On30 Heisler as pictured. Contains alternative bunker parts
for both oil or coal/wood fired versions, dome, woodburner stack with
separate base, air pump, air tank, generator, tool box, stowage box,
water filler, cylinder covers, steam pump, cab visor, water pick-up
hose, driver figure, turned brass handrail stanchions, screws and brass
wire for plumbing and handrails. All designed for simple assembly using
thin-type superglue. This conversion’s bunker style is probably nearer
what modeller’s had in mind when Bachmann announced they were doing a
Heisler. This larger bunker style along with all the kit’s add-ons
helps bulk-up Bachmann’s surprisingly tiny 14 Ton Heisler to something
nearer 18-20 Tons.
PRICE: UK£40 plus shipping.
2-4-2T SIDETANK CONVERSION FOR THE BACHMANN On30 FORNEY
Superbly pro-moulded components to transform a Bachmann On30 Forney
into a handsome and far more versatile 2-4-2T Sidetank loco. Conversion
will work with either the inside- or outside-framed Forneys and with
either the wood- or steel-cabbed versions. Kit includes left and right
sidetank mouldings with separate water filler lids, new shorter bunker,
new rear footplate with dedicated fixings for the Forney’s original
speaker location and DCC circuitry. This new footplate arrangement
relocates the speaker enclosure and mounting pins for the DCC circuitry
further forwards into the cab, positioning these components well below
window level so they remain unobtrusive. Fully detailed step-by-step
photo instructions show how we easily modified the rear of the Forney’s
frame to accept the 2-4-2T’s shortened bunker conversion.
PRICE: UK£33 plus shipping.
O-9 DIESEL BODYKIT to fit a KATO 4-wheel donor mechanism
first venture into O-9 (or On18 if you prefer). You might like to
know O-9 is O-Scale running on N-Scale, 9mm gauge track. This extremely
detailed bodykit achieves the Holy Grail in that it includes not only a
fully open, detailed engine bay but also an open cab – all due to
KATO donor mechanism being entirely hidden beneath footplate level. We
figured if we were going to design something this small and detailed,
we may as well use a top quality donor mechanism to ensure the model
runs as good as it looks – and the KATO mech. is a little beauty,
should be expected from this manufacturer. Photos show some - but not
all - of the
cabless and cab variants which can be built from this kit. Both types
alternative side frames pictured are included - giving even more chance
for variety. Parts include mainframe; engine cradle with radiator;
separately moulded fan, air cleaner and exhaust; cab front; left and
right cab sides; cab rear; transmission cover; seated driver figure;
driver’s seat; overall and short corrugated roofs. Essentially, 4 or
more different-looking locos can be built from this kit. Provision is
the model’s end beams to fit working couplers and it is envisaged
N-scale knuckle type couplers such as those made by Microtrains will be
the logical option – although coupler choice will sensibly be
PRICE: O-9 DIESEL BODYKIT UK£36. KATO N-Scale donor mechanism UK£19. Plus shipping.
SIDETANK CONVERSION FOR THE BACHMANN On30 2-4-4-2 MALLET
This kit provides a pair of sidetanks, 2 x air pumps, 2 x air tanks,
pilot deck, tool box and brass handrail/plumbing wire to help beef-up
Bachmann’s under-nourished On30 2-4-4-2 Mallet. Does the same job as
our Split Saddletank conversion did for the Bachmann On30 2-6-6-2
Mallet. In fact either kit looks just as good fitted to either Mallet
in case you were wondering. So basically this kit works just as well on
the 2-6-6-2 as it does on the 2-4-4-2. PRICE: UK£28 plus shipping.
0-6-0 CAMELBACK CONVERSION KIT to
fit the Bachmann On30 2-6-0 Mogul. Contains a superbly detailed set of
pro-moulded resin parts together with some lost was brass fittings. Kit
includes that incredible one-piece Wooten firebox with integrally
moulded steam dome, left & right ashpan and grate parts, left &
right firebox walkways, one piece fireman's canopy, one-piece cab with
separate rear panel, cab's clerestory roof, chimney stack, new shorter
pilot deck with provision for fitting a working Kadee coupler, separate
pilot footboard, air pump, twin air tanks, whistle, safety valve,
gauges etc. CNC Turned brass handrail posts are provided for the
fireman's walkways , along with brass wire for handrails and plumbing.
Modellers may opt to build the Camelback as a 2-6-0 - but be aware the
kit's new shorter pilot with provision for a working coupler won't fit
if you prefer to keep the pilot truck. Parts are designed for screw and
glue assembly following the fully illustrated instructions.
Price: UK£60 plus shipping.
SHAY TENDER KIT. Converts the Bachmann On30 2-truck Shay into a 3-trucker.
Kit includes crisply pro-moulded resin parts along with photo-etched
brass parts. On30 wheelsets provided. For simple screw-n-glue assembly.
Kit is designed with operating Shay lineshaft via the bevel gears
provided. Lineshaft and gears revolve but there is no provision for a
U/J between the loco and tender. This really isn’t noticeable – and
there are known photos showing 3-truck Shays with the U/J between loco
and tender omitted. If you really want fit a U/J, try the Bachmann
Kit is designed to re-use the rear coupler from your Shay and a brass coupler bar is provided to couple loco and tender.
All the neat details adorning the tender in the photos are included in the SHAY TENDER KIT.
Price: UK£45 plus shipping.
4-WHEEL TENDER KIT to compliment either of our resin VERTICAL BOILER 0-4-0 bodykits. Works great with Porters too...
This tender kit includes superbly pro-moulded resin parts and On30
wheelsets. Couplers not included. Kadee No. 5 couplers recommended.
Kit features alternative tender cab roof which you can fit at your
discretion. Also provided are split rear bunker panels which can be
fitted to your VB 0-4-0 to allow crew access between the loco and
tender footplates. Tender shell is a hollow moulding so there’s ample
space for DCC/sound components – or batteries if you’re a member of the
‘Dead Rail Society’.
This kit has many other applications other than our VB locos. How about
coupling the Tender to one of the Bachmann Porters? Use your
imagination. It’s what On30 modellers do.
Price: UK£33 plus shipping.
SAND/GRAVEL DREDGE kit.
Following a chat at the 2011 Narrow Gauge Convention in Hickory, North Carolina, we’ve co-produced this superbly detailed kit in
conjunction with Andy Small of Train Troll in the US. Kit comprises
Andy’s Motorised Scow with our Gasoline Crane mounted at the bow.
Our pro-moulded resin Crane is supplied with cast whitemetal clamshell bucket parts provided courtesy of Crow River.
Sensibly, to help avoid duplicating and incurring unnecessary shipping
costs for us both, (and import charges for us) Andy will sell the Scows
and we’ll sell the Cranes.
There will be times when both Andy and we source Cranes and Scows from
each other in order to carry a small stock of complete kits which we
hope to sell at exhibitions. Best thing to do is check before ordering.
We’ll sell you a Crane and tell you if you need to order the Scow
separately from Andy.
If you buy a Scow from Andy, he’ll tell you if you need to order the Crane from us.
STOP PRESS: We’re busy putting together an alternative Steam Crane
version of the kit which will backdate the Dredge to the steam era and
provide the modeller with options.
Price: Gasoline Crane £39
Steam Crane: £54
Optional laser-cut wood cab cladding for Steam Crane £8
Wood-bodied VERTICAL BOILER 0-4-0 Steamer kit.
An updated and entirely different version of our existing VB 0-4-0 bodykit. Again desigjned to fit onto a donor mechanism
from Bachmann’s On30 DAVENPORT GAS-MECHANICAL 0-4-0. Mechanism not included.
Kit contains pro-moulded resin parts with some photo-etched brass and cast whitemetal details.
Alternative wood and steel type bunkers are included to build either version pictured. Kit shares the same vertical boiler,
cylinders and dummy motion parts from our earlier VB 0-4-0 – but that’s where the similarity ends. This is a fantastic kit
bristles with details. All those details you see in the pictures
are provided, including re-railing pole, selection of oil cans,
detailed tool box, sweeping bush, logging blocks –plus an etched brass hose reel and pair of two man saws.
Price: £52 plus shipping
Home brewed ‘PLYMOUTH’ Railcar Critter kit.
Pro-moulded resin bodykit to fit onto a donor mechanism from Bachmann’s ‘HO’ GE 45T Siderod Switcher. Mechanism not included.
Kit contains new footplate, separate footboards, sandboxes, angle braces and footsteps. Plymouth body comprises
a pair of identical cabs which mount back to back as pictured, a pair of sun visors and a rooftop toolbox. Brass
handrails and exhausts are provided, along with clear cab glazing material and a template for the windshields.
Price: £36 plus shipping
On30 LOG LOADER ON FLAT CAR WITH RAILS.
This new On30 kit
builds an American Hoist & Derrick (AH&D) Log Loader which runs
along rails installed on the deck of a train of Log Cars. Kit includes
the Loader and our new Flat Car with rails (inc. trucks).
Modellers many naturally purchase extra Log Cars to make a log train of
their preferred length. The Loader's superstructure is an
adaptation of our already existing Crane or Shovel
bodykits. In this Log Loader version it is supplemented by the
addition of a low-profile wheeled underframe to allow the Loader to
travel along its train of Log Cars. The Loader's underframe
is a detailed one-piece resin moulding. Rigging and chains for the log
tongs are provided - but no logs. The Flat Car with rails on deck is a
superbly detailed one-piece resin moulding with 8 x separately applied
stakes. Bachmann arch bar freight trucks are included. Couplers
are not included but the car is designed to accept Kadees.
Price of the Log Loader with Flat Car is £88 plus shipping. Extra Flat
Cars may be purchased separately costing £22 each plus shipping.
As a special deal, buy 3 x or more extra Flat cars (not including the
one supplied with the Loader) for only £20 each. plus shipping.
(As a further refinement, we are currently in the process of having our
good friend Bill Banta laser-cut some wood cab cladding and doors for
the Loader. Perfect if you want your Loader's operator to have a
degree of weather protection. This sheet of laser-cut wood parts will
be sold separately and will, of course, fit our already available Crane
or Shovel/Ditcher bodykits which share identical
superstructutres. Price TBA.)
TRUCKS DELUXE Crawler-Tracked Trailers and Ripper
Latest additions to the TRUCKS DELUXE range of classic vehicle kits are
a couple of Crawler-Tracked Trailers. A stake-bed type and
drop-bottom dump type are now available, and these will soon be joined
by tank and planked open types using some cross-over parts from our
Mack AC truck variants. Stake-bed Trailer will look great hauling a
load of logs, machinery or perhaps bagged or palleted loads. As
usual, the kits are pro-moulded using top quality resin. The photos
showing assembled but still unpainted trailer models show how
the resin used in our kits is easily mistaken for injected plastic.
Expect no disappointments. These kits look particularly nice
being hauled by TAMIYA's 1:48 scale Dozer as pictured - although
they will look just as good hauled by the Mack AC Bulldog trucks also
found in our TRUCKS DELUXE range. Just the thing to enhance any
logging, industrial or agricultural scene. Kits are designed to
assemble easily using thin-type superglue. Price of the stake and dump
bodied Tracked Trailers is £22 each plus shipping.
Also available is a beautifully moulded two-part Ripper attachment
designed specifically to fit TAMIYA's 1:48 scale Dozer kit. Again
moulded in resin. Price is £9 plus shipping.
As it happens, our 'Guy MacDriver' moulded resin figure is perfect used
as a driver in TAMIYA's Dozer. Check out the photo. Looks like he
was made for the job. He's available separately - unpainted - costing
Patterns are already with our resin moulders for the next kit
release (ready in a couple of weeks). It's a new kit to transform
TAMIYA's 1:48 scale Dozer. This comprises a new pair of body halves -
minus the hood sides - which allow fitment of the detailed open engine
shown in our converted Dozer pictures here. Engine is included in
our kit, along with parts for an over-head cable operated
LeTourneau blade which pre-dates the hydraulic blade currently used in
the TAMIYA kit and shown in the photo. Our cable-operated blade will be
perfect for back-dating the Dozer or for just adding variety to your
construction equipment. Price TBA
NEW! CABLE DOZER and DETAILED ENGINE Conversion for Tamiya's 1/48 scale Japanese Dozer kit.
Here's a useful set of pro-moulded resin parts to 'back date' Tamiya's
Dozer kit which has a hydraulic blade. Our kit includes parts for the
Cable Blade conversion as well as new hoodless bodyside mouldings
with open engine compartment to show off the pre-assembled engine
also provided. This kit is perfect for hauling our crawler-tracked
trailers. Kit costs £24 plus postage, including our seated driver figure.
NEW! WATER TANK for bachmann's On30 DONKEY/SKIDDER.
Got your Bachmann Donkey/Skidder yet? We did, and we
quickly noticed how well our water tank moulding fitted like it
was designed for the job! Water tank moulding and fittings costs a mere
£8 plus shipping.
STOP PRESS: We'll have some of the new BACHMANN DONKEY/SKIDDER assembled models on sale at EXPO NG at Swanley on Oct 29th.
On30 VERTICAL BOILER
A complete bodykit designed to fit onto a donor 0-4-0 mechanism from
Bachmann's On30 Gas-Mechanical. Parts are superbly pro-moulded in
resin and are designed for simple screw-n-glue assembly using thin-type
superglue. One of the photos shows our our assembled demo model
before it was painted, so you can ajudge the quality of the kit's
raw resin parts. Yes, they're so good that people often mistake our
resin mouldings for injection moulded plastic. Our pro-moulders do
a great job transforming our in-house generated patterns into top
quality resin mouldings. Kit includes detailed - but non working -
motion parts above footplate level. Everything required to
complete the model as pictured is included - apart from the Baschmann
donor mechanism, paint and decals.
This versatile VB 0-4-0 kit can be built with the overall roof moulding
on or off. Or shorten the roof to 2/3rds length for an entirely
different look. An optional spark arrestor is provided if you choose to
fit it. If you do opt to fit the spark arrestor, leave the
boiler's blast pipe as is or shorten it to lower the height of the
spark arrestor. The next one of these VB 0-4-0 kits we put together
will have strip-wood boiler cladding just to be different. There
are plenty options available for those On30 modellers who want to
create something different.
Kit is designed with sufficient room in the water tank to accomodate a
Tsunami Micro or other small DCC/steam sound decoder, with a speaker
located either in the opposite side of the tank ior in the top of the
boiler withe the sound venting up through a hole in the blast pipe. How
cool is that?
A pair of crew figures are available separately (at £7 per pair)
and are perfect for posing either side of the VB 0-4-0s
footplate. The VB 0-4-0 kit costs £45 plus shipping.
COALING CRANE KIT:
of On30 modellers enquired if the crane from our TRUCKS DELUXE Crane
Truck could be made available separately. This new kit is in response
to those requests. Kit comprises our usual high quality, pro-moulded
resin parts which are designed for simple assembly using a quality,
thin-type superglue. Everything you see in the pictures - except the
figure posed alongside the crane - is included. We call this a coaling
crane but feel free to use this versatile kit for a myriad different
things. How about a general purpose crane at a depot?
A shop crane outside a loco shed? Or a lumber crane at a mill? This
crane kit can be used successfully in many different lineside
industries you'd care to name. Be creative. That's what On30 modellers
PRICE: £32 plus shipping.
On30 Whaleback Tender Kit
of this kit's parts are beautifully pro-moulded in resin. Detachable
Tender tank is a hollow moulding which provides ample room to accept
DCC/sound components. The underframe moulding is ready-drilled for a
speaker. Brass wire and turned brass hand rail stanchions are also
included. Kit is designed to accept Bachmann On30 freight trucks ( not
included) but can easily be modified to accept alternative trucks of
the purchaser's choice. Underframe is cleverly designed to accept
either Kadee On3 couplers or, by using the adapter plate included for
On30, Kadee No. 5 couplers. Couplers are not included. We're confident
that this versatile tender kit will find a home behind many On30 locos.
Pictures show our Whaleback
Tender coupled to a Bachmann On30 2-6-6-2 Mallet with our Split
Saddletank conversion kit installed. These modifications certainly help
bulk-up Bachmann's Mallet which a lot of On30 modellers agree, can look
distictly anorexic when stood alonside some of Bachmann's other On30
Price £41 plus shipping
CONVERSION KIT for the Bachmann On30 2-6-6-2
Designed for simple glue assembly. Contains
superbly pro-moulded resin parts for saddle tanks, tank filler, new
pilot deck, pilot toolbox, steam exhaust pipes, 2 x pumps, 2 x air
tanks and brass wire. A really quick and easy conversion (took us
only 4 hours, and that included painting!) which helps 'bulk-up'
an otherwise anorexic-looking model when stood alongside some of
Bachmann's On30 stablemates. Note that this conversion kit is NOT
intended to turn the model into a tenderless tank loco. No bunker parts
are provided to alter the cab. The model IS intended to run coupled to
the original tender - it's just that when coupled to the tender, the
darn model is so long it's difficult to take a decent photo.
Price: £28 plus shipping.
CONVERSION KIT for the Bachmann On30 2-8-0
A pair of super kits to convert the Bachmann On30 2-8-0 into a 2-8-2
Saddletank or Sidetank. Please specify which version you require
when ordering. Kits contain all pro-moulded resin parts, a
whitemetal casting, screws, pre-cut styrene, brass wire and
turned-brass handrail posts to enable you to build the models pictured.
Check-out those superbly detailed one-piece mouldings for the
saddletank, sidetanks, and bunker - all designed to help make
construction a breeze. Kits assemble using glue.
Price: £48 plus shipping
These highly detailed kits mainly comprise of professionally moulded
resin parts which are virtually indistinguishable from injected moulded
styrene. Where necessary, brass rod and wire is provided for things
like exhaust, prop shaft and hand grabs. The kits are designed for
simple assembly using thin type superglue. The first two kits in
the range - the Crane Truck and Log Truck/Trailer made their debut in
September at the '09 Narrow Gauge Convention in Colorado Springs
and we sold out the first batch there. We are now adding three
more trucks to the range, namely the Tank Truck, Stake Truck and
Open Truck and these will be released during early Oct '09. Modellers
wishing to fit their own truck body can also purchase only the
cab/frame unit which is common to all truck versions in the range so
It's worth pointing out that the highly detailed engine unit powering
the crane on The Crane Truck is supplied in our kit as a
completely assembled unit courtesy of LIFE LIKE. Also worth
mentioning is that the Log Truck's trailer is capable of extending to
suit the length of load being carried - and that doesn't have to be
logs. How about pipes. cut lumber or even a boat? Use your imagination.
Oh, and please be aware we also sculpted a driver figure (Guy
MacDriver) exclusively to fit these trucks. He's available separately.
Everything you see in the pictures - except the log - is included.
Crane Truck £48.
Log Truck/Trailer £45.
Tank Truck £38.
Open Truck £36.
Stake Truck £34.
Driver figure £4.
Shipping is not included in these prices.
We've adapted our existing 4-wheel tender kit by including smaller
diameter nickel-silver tyred wheelsets to make it suitable for
coupling up behind a Bachmann Porter 0-4-0. As well as making
a great-looking combo, space wise, the addition of a tender will make
life a lot easier for anyone wishing to install DCC/sound into their
Porter 0-4-0. The tender's hollow shell has bags of space for
a suitable decoder and speaker. This tender also
includes photo-etched phosphor bronze pick-ups for the tender
wheels which will aid current collection of the 0-4-0 - an obvious
benefit. Kit includes pre-coloured (black) moulded resin tender shell
and underframe, sideframes, pair of footsteps, screws, wire, etc. Oh,
and we even provide the pre-cut styrene wider cab roof overlay
pictured on the Porter.
PRICE: £36 plus shipping.
Mack Railbus Conversion Kit
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so maybe
like us you're not partial to Bachmann's 'ugly duckling' of a
Railbus? Well here's a really simple conversion kit to
turn Bachmann's On30 Railbus into a representation of a Mack AC
Railbus. Includes superbly moulded resin parts and new wheelsets. Bus
can run on its own or couple it to Bachmann's trailer car which comes
with their railbus. A lot of On30 modeller's have expressed how much
they love our already available brass kit for the Mack AC Railbus
but have been put off by the price. Well here's a chance to have your
very own On30 Mack AC bus but at a mere fraction of the cost. Our usual
step by step photo instructions provided.
PRICE: £24 plus shipping.
Side Tank Conversion Kit - fits
any of Bachmann's 0-4-0 or 0-4-2 Porters.
Our parts replace the Bachmann saddletank.
Includes moulded resin tanks and boiler along with separate parts such
as modern or old-time domes, 4 x alternative stacks, air pump, air
tank, tank fillers, new steam dome, more substantial end beams and
footboards, etc. To provide essential tractive weight, bulkier items
such as the endbeams will sensibly be cast in whitemetal to compensate
for the loss of weight after discarding the Bachmann saddletank. Price:
NEW: Weed Burner Car and Tank
This resin kit consists of a 2-car set
including the Weed Burner Car and the Weed Killer Tank Car. Tank car
includes wheels, Burner Car requires trucks. Couplers are not included.
These cars are only available as a set and are not sold individually.
This exclusive 2-car set also comes with our first ever
figure which comes with a separate poseable head - who we
naturally christened Ed Turner.
Price of the weed killing train is
kit to turn the Athearn Ford 'A' truck into
a powered railtruck.
Kit includes Mashima 1015 can motor with
pre-assembled 'Microbox mk2' gearbox for superb running, nickel silver
tyred, spoked wheelsets, pre-assembled front truck assembly
and replacement cast metal body parts with pre-drilled and tapped
holes. Phosphor bronze wipers, wire and screw hardware also
provided. Supplied with optional rear beam which can accept a
coupler if you wish. Requires a donor cab and some detail fittings from
Athearn's diecast 1:50 scale Ford 'A' truck to complete.
An alternative, cheaper version of this
kit costing £38 is available for those modellers prepared to
undertake assembly of the gearbox and front truck.
STOP PRESS: The 'Microbox mk2'
gearbox is available separately (less wheels) @ £12. The Mashima
1015 motors are also available separately @ £11.50. Call us if
you are interested in these items - and any wheels you may require - to
assist you in powering other personal projects in your scale.
Mack AC Railtruck bodykit
Fits fit the donor mechanism from a
Bachmann On30 Railtruck. Superb resin mouldings designed for simple
adhesive assembly. Kit includes pre-cut, pre-rolled corrugated styrene
roofing material. A massive improvement over the regular Bachmann
NOW AVAILABLE: Crawler Track option to fit our already
available On30 Steam Crane/Log Loader or Steam Shovel bodykit.
These superbly detailed resin mouldings give modellers
the option of building their Crane or Shovel as a lineside display
model or how about using an assembled tracked Crane or Shovel as a
flatcar load? You decide.
Call for pricing details.
Tram or Freight Motor and separate Trailer Car
On30 Passenger Tram powered kit (£55) and separate
Trailer Car (£16 each). Superb resin mouldings for easy adhesive
assembly (we use and recommend Dr. Mike's 2 on all our resin kits).
This Tram kit is specifically designed to compliment our On30
SELECT-a-CARs but is suitable for use with any On30 rolling stock.
Includes a specially re-wheeled Tenshodo SPUD power unit and a
Sommerfeldt pantograph. Only couplers (we use Kadee no. 5) and
crew/passenger figures required to complete. The trailer car is
available as one of our On30 SELECT-a-CAR range - but do
remember please that all SELECT-a-CARs have a minimum order
quantity of three individual cars of your choice. These
can be different cars or all the same. You decide. Imagine this
neat little tram switching a few cars round a lineside industry, or
maybe a tourist tram or work train is more to your liking. Either way,
here's your chance to start stringing-up a few poles and wires...
PRICES: Passenger Tram OR Freight Motor £55,
Trailer Car £16 each
Chocks away! A bit o' prop-driven whimsy. Superb resin
mouldings to build the model pictured. This fun model is powered by a
propeller driven by a 7mm dia coreless motor which comes pre-installed
inside the detailed Bristol Pegasus radial engine's crankcase.
Wheels included, together with fine phosphor bronze wire wipers for
reliable current collection. This is a surprisingly controllable
model. Simply open the throttle to move forwards - then back off to
slow down. Or put the prop into reverse to brake more sharply. A couple
of minutes 'flying' will have you piloting the Aerocar like an expert.
You could even fit a small DCC decoder into a cupboard or crate fitted
to the 'cockpit' alongside the 'pilot' if that's your
thing. Gotta have one.
Moulded resin SELECT-a-CAR
4-wheeled rolling stock kits.
These versatile 9ft long, 4ft 6ins wheelbase,
4-wheelers all cleverly share a common underframe. All are
ideally suited to compliment On30s smaller motive power such
as Bachmann's Porters and Gas Mechanical - not forgetting
that they look great following behind our Forney conversion to
a 2-4-0 with tender and also our RTR 0-6-0T and 2-6-0T
Superbly moulded in resin, these highly detailed,
simple to assemble kits are designed to accept Kadee couplers (we used
number 5s). SELECT-a-CARs will be sold in three-packs to keep
things as economical as possible. Packs will consist of 3 x
common underframes with whichever three car-bodies you prefer.
Choose three cars of the same type or all different ones. It's your
decision. Priced individually, the 13 cars which make
up the range so far (all are either available now or in production
for imminent release) will range from the cheapest Flatcar version -
which essentially is the common underframe used on all cars - up to
the Crane and Plow versions. Please do be aware that,
obviously, the 'Columbia-type' Log Disconnects will be sold in pairs.
Not much use anyone having a single log disconnect. If you are a
fan of small or micro layouts, or just have tight radius curves on your
layout, these cars are just the thing.
Purchasers should be aware that the SELECT-a-CAR Flat
Car is actually the common underframe included in all cars in the range
apart from the Log Disconnects. These have a unique underframe. All
SELECT-a-CAR kits include wheelsets but not couplers.
Flat Car UK£10
Bulkhead Car UK£12
Stake Car UK£12
Cane Car UK£14
Tank Car UK£16
First Class Coach (or Inspection Saloon) UK£16
Tourist (or Workmen's) Coach UK£16
'Columbia-style' Log Disconnects (per pair) UK£20
Livestock Car UK£16
Side Door Hopper Car (operating) UK£18
Crane Car UK£28
Tram Trailer UK£16
resin conversion kit to turn the On30 Bachmann 0-4-4T Forney into a 2-4-0 with tender.
This kit can be specified with our new 4-wheeled
tender (which includes wheels and has dedicated internals to accept the
Forney's DCC/sound components) or our existing slope back bogie tender
which requires trucks (discarded Forney trailing trucks work great!).
You choose which tender type you prefer. Pics show both versions -
either of which look superb. Also included are parts for the
loco's rear beam and hinged fall-plate, along with a woodburner stack
casting. Fully illustrated instructions guide the builder through the
simple work involved in this conversion to produce a handsome
looking locomotive with much more widespread potential than the
On30 Whitcomb Centre-Cab
On30 Whitcomb Centre-Cab bodykit designed to clip-fit
onto an Athearn HO SW1500 donor mechanism. Superb quality moulded resin
components with some crisply-cast whitemetal details. Includes turned
brass handrail stanchions and all handrail wire. Our kit is designed
for unbelievably easy assembly using adhesive. The four main
one-piece mouldings (footplate, cab and a pair of identical hoods) are
as good as - if not better - than some injection mouldings.
On30 Hand Crane
This uses our resin and whitemetal On30 Hand Crane
which we originally designed to fit the bed of the On30 Bachmann
Railtruck. It includes parts to adapt the Crane to fit any flatcar - or
other vehicle - of your choice using the adaptor plate supplied. Pics
show it installed on one of the Chivers Finelines (available in the US
from International Hobbies) 14ft stake cars.
On30 Snow Plow
Parts are cast in resin and include the three main
components shown (plow blade, plow support and ballast tank)
together with a one piece resin-cast 16ft flat car (same as the one
included in our On30 Slope-back Tender kit). Kit also includes separate
bracing for the plow, handrail stanchions and rails for the tank along
with stripwood for the platform on top of the tank.
Conversion Kit for Bachmann's On30 Gas-Mechanical.
Kit contains ALL the components from our earlier
Gas-Mechanical dress-up kit PLUS further new etched parts, pre-cut,
jig-drilled brass angle and pre-cut basswood parts to construct
the model pictured. Designed for easy ACC 'superglue' assembly.
Hand Crane Kit
to fit the Bachmann On30 Railtruck.
May be installed on a Railtruck with Bachmann's
original RGS-type cab or use it with our replacement cab. Both versions
are pictured. Kit comprises cast metal and high quality injection
moulded resin parts. Our Hand Crane unit is cleverly designed to
replace the truck's original bed cover which disguises the DCC
circuitry on Bachmann's model. This kit is easily assembled using
ACC 'superglue'. Obviously this kit may be used in many other
situations - not just on Bachmann's Railtruck. Use your imagination and
come up with your own ideas.
Centre-Cab Switcher kit
it being nigh-on impossible to track down the Roundhouse/MDC EMD Model
40 ‘HO’ donor mechanism necessary for this kit, we’ve bitten the bullet
and just re-mastered the underframe pattern for our On30 Centre Cab
Switcher bodykit so it now fits a donor mechanism from Bachmann’s ‘HO’
GE 45T Side Rod Switcher. Photos show just how cool this ‘HO’
mech. looks when mated with our On30 bodykit. The original version of
our kit proved highly popular until sales hit the buffers due to lack
of availabilty of the donor mech. This new version designed round the
freely available Bachmann mech. should get things moving again. Kit
includes pro-moulded resin parts for mainframe and he pair of hoods,
plus photo-etched parts for the cab. Clear glazing material, turned
brass handrail posts and brass handrail wire also provided. Soon, if
there’s sufficient interest, we might even be persuaded to offer the
kit with the alternative pantograph (see teaser pic) for those of you
itching to start stringing-up some wires – but initially, at least for
the time being, it’s being sold minus the panto.
PRICE: UK£43 plus shipping.
Display Bases NOW AVAILABLE.
These are indisputably the ideal way to display your
On30 or O-16.5 narrow gauge loco models when they are not operating on
a layout. Two different sized bases are available - small and
medium - depicting 'rocky prairie' or 'arid desert' environments.
Each base is a one-piece resin casting with all the details
shown cast in place. The masters were expertly generated by
our good friend and master sculptor Simon Harris, who was also
responsible for the beautifully rendered paint jobs on the two bases
pictured here. Each display base is supplied with detailed
painting instructions from Simon to help you attain similar results.
The detail on these bases has to be seen to be believed. Have you
checked-out the details such as the sun-bathing lizards and cow
PRICE: Small 'rocky prairie' base: GBP18.
Medium 'arid desert' base GBP24.
On30 Tender for the Bachmann Climax NOW AVAILABLE.
Turn your 2-truck On30 Climax into a 3-trucker with this
great kit. Includes injected resin tank and
underframe, whitemetal/brass castings, brass and nickel silver
photo-etched parts together with wheelsets. No attempt has been
made to include bevel gearing since there is no practical or easy means
of continuing the model's driveshaft aft of its rear truck - but this
is definitely not noticeable. Don't take our word for it - check out
Replacement truck cab for the Bachmann On30
Railtruck NOW AVAILABLE.
We hate to say it, but nice as Bachmann's Railtruck is,
there's no escaping the fact that the model is just too specific a
prototype - to us it simply screams RGS. That's no bad thing if you
happen to model the Rio Grande Southern but installing our cab
means the model will look much more at home on the hundreds
of freelanced On30 model railroads which we know can use one - or
perhaps more - of these typically rugged rigs. Supplied as a very
highly detailed, one-piece, injected resin casting. Instructions
provided showing how to remove the original cab and fit our drop-on
On30 Mallet Conversion Kit to fit the HO Mantua
Classics 2-6-6-2T donor mechanism.
Our kit consists of beautifully
photo-etched, easily folded-to-shape brass cab and sidetanks, along
with a host of other details to build the model shown in the pics.
Smart design means that each of those sidetanks is basically formed
from two pieces - a simple fold-up inner former with a separately
applied, fully rivetted outer overlay. The kit cleverly re-uses
the HO donor model's original boiler - only mounted higher. We provide
new resin-cast sand domes and many other whitemetal detail castings
including pilot and rear beams, smokebox front, twin airpumps, air
tanks, stack, generator, head and back-up lights, bell, cab
interior details, oil filler, bucket, hose reel, oil cans etc. As
usual, the instructions consist of a lavishly illustrated, step-by-step
guide to building our kit. The model is designed for adhesive or
Price is GBP85.
LOOK OUT for our new On30 Slope-back Tender kit which we
designed specifically to compliment this kit - thus making for a pretty
close resemblance to the mighty RAYONIER Mallet tender/tank locos.
Anyone for a RAYONIER-esque On30 Mallet Tank/Tender
combo? Mmmm...how cool is this? ....
On30 Slope-back Tender kit
detailed, injected-resin castings make up the tender body and
frame for this kit. Also provided are photo-etched and cast details to
build the model pictured. This truly versatile tender model is capable
of being built as a coal, wood or oil-burning type and the
separate oil tank can be used to house a decent-sized sound speaker if
desired. We have conveniently provided a hollow void beneath the sloped
portion of the tender body which is specifically designed to
accommodate one of the recently released SoundTraxx 'Tsunami' DCC/sound
decoders - or any other DCC paraphernalia of your choice.
To help make our kit as affordable as
possible - and to allow the modeller more individual choice - trucks
and couplers must be provided by the purchaser. Our assembled
pre-production model pictured uses a pair of Chivers Finelines
(available in the US from International Hobbies) On30 freight trucks
which fit the bill perfectly.
Designed for simple adhesive assembly, our
kit comes with detailed, step-by-step, illustrated instructions to
build the model shown. Price is GBP33.
We designed this tender kit to accompany
our recently released On30 2-6-6-2T Mallet Conversion
Kit, but as the photos testify, this little tender really looks the
business running behind our On30 SELECT-a-KIT tank locos when
they are fitted with the rear-entry cab style.
New cast metal replacement
tank for any of the On30 Bachmann Porters.
Kit includes new tank, water filler, replacement stack
(not shown) and handrails.
PRICE: GBP15 plus postage.
Conversion kit to turn a
Bachmann On30 Combine into a powered Doodlebug-style Railcar.
Includes etched brass parts for driving cab end, together with crisply
cast details. A Tenshodo SPUD (Self Propelled Universal Drive) power
truck is provided, together with pre-amended bogie sideframes and
Bachmann Climax Dress-up Kit
Our detailing kit consists of our usual crisply cast and
photo-etched parts. Modellers can use all or just some of our detailing
parts to enhance their Climax model, all of which are designed to
attach to the model using superglue (ACC) or epoxy. Our kit includes a
gypsy winch, woodburning stack, stowage boxes, bunker rails, water tank
plumbing, sand boxes, oil cans, bucket, shovel, saw, etc.
'Close-couplers' (link-and-pin style) to fit the
Bachmann On30 Side-Tippers and V-Skips.
These improve the scale appearance of these otherwise
nicely detailed wagons. The original knuckle couplers space these cars
much too far apart - and are visually dreadful. Compare this with the
result shown alongside using our simple replacements. The real benefit
is that modellers can now run longer trains in the same space. The idea
is to use the close-couplers in a rake of cars with only the outer cars
fitted with working knuckle couplers.
We'll sell these in packs containing six coupler castings and enough
wire to form the simple, inverted U-shaped links.
Price: GBP3.00 per pack.
Body kit for an On30 Shovel/Ditcher.
This will be an entirely new kit comprising of all parts
from our recently released On30 Crane/Loader kit plus the necessary
Shovel/Ditcher parts. As shown in the photos, it is possible to
fit these bodykits to a powered chassis - our model is specifically
designed to fit the Bachmann On30 Gas-Mechanical 0-4-0 donor mechanism
- or to any suitable flatcar. One pic shows our demo model fitted to
one of the Chivers Finelines (available in the US from International
Hobbies) On30 14ft flatcars. However any suitable flatcar will work.
Use of another suitable flatcar as a boom car coupled to the model
would look neat. Price of our kit does not include the donor mechanism
or the flatcar.
0-4-4 OR 0-4-0 Mining Porters - conversion kit for
Another etched and cast conversion kit to turn a donor
Bachmann On30 0-4-2T Porter into a 0-4-4T or 0-4-0T resembling one of
the Arizona Copper Co. engines or typical mining loco. The open cab
includes a pre-formed brass roof. Design also allows for current
collection on the 0-4-4T from the equalised trailing truck for enhanced
pick-up and more reliable operation - always the Achilles heel of the
Bachmann Porters. Includes new footplate, cab panels, stack, spark
arrestor, headlight, safety-valve bonnet, reverser assembly, oil cans,
bucket, toolbox, number plates and backhead details etc.
Either version can be built from this one kit. To build
the 0-4-0T, simply omit the rear bunker and trailing truck, then
suitably shorten the footplate - exactly like the Arizona Copper
Company did with their prototype Porter 0-4-4T!
On30 Crane/Loader bodykit to fit the On30 Bachmann
Gas-Mechanical donor mechanism.
Beautifully photo-etched, easy fold-to-shape, brass parts with crisp
detail castings. Pre-formed boiler wrapper and roof. Cast resin water
tank. Comprehensive step-by-step photo instructions. Intended for glue
or solder assembly.
SAR/WHR NGG16 Class 2-6-2+2-6-2T Beyer-Garratt
Built by Beyer Peacock in 1956 for South African
Railways. Three of the class are now owned by the Welsh Highland
Railway for use on its Caernarfon to Porthmadoc route. Includes 2
Faulhaber 2020 coreless motors and all wheels and gears. This kit
is available for 0-16.5 and On30 and can also be supplied for On14
Price: 390 GBP
Dundas Tramway/Welsh Highland Railway 0-4-0+0-4-0T
"K1" was the world's first Beyer-Garratt locomotive. It
was built in 1909 for the North-East Dundas Tramways in Tasmania, and
is currently being restored for use on the Welsh Highland Railway's
Caernarfon to Porthmadoc route. This kit is designed for UK 7mm scale
(not US 1/4 inch) and can be supplied for 16.5 or 14mm gauge. The
photos show a kit custom built by ourselves for a client, which looked
so good we didn't want to let it go! See the Gallery
for further photos.
Price: 290.00 GBP
Dress-up kit for On30
Bachmann Porter 0-4-0 or 0-4-2.
Turn your Porter model into a logging legend with our
two-spool gypsy winch. Our kit also includes new end beams and
footboards, winch deck, new stack, stowage boxes, brakes, air pump, air
tank, cylinder front covers, shovel, oil can, cab details and our
famously comprehensive instructions. This model is the perfect baby
brother to an On30 Bachmann Shay fitted with our earlier dress-up kit.
For Glue assembly.
SWITCHER AND INSPECTION CAR BODY
Two new On30 body kits to fit Bachmann's recently
introduced On30 0-4-0 gas-mechanical mechanism. One builds an
Ingersoll-Rand type box-cab loco and the other builds an inspection car
(or dinky railcar if you like). Both kits consist of our usual
precision fold-up, etched brass body parts and crisply-cast pewter-type
whitemetal details. Etched parts fold up via half-etched lines in the
body material, ensuring folds only occur where we intend them to.
Assembly is easily undertaken using adhesive if soldering is not an
option. All kits contain detailed, fully illustrated instructions.
INGERSOLL-RAND type box cab loco GBP 43
INSPECTION CAR GBP 43
(Figures are not included. These are by Flying Zoo
and Aspen Model Co.).
On30 BACHMANN GAS-MECHANICAL 0-4-0 DRESS-UP KIT
New dress-up kit for this RTR modelavailable mid-January
'04. Intended for glue assembly. Use all or only part of the components
provided according to your preference.
Contains etched parts for the following: Cab doors, Cab
front window frames, Side window shades, Side skirts, Access doors for
skirts, Radiator guard, Radiator emblems (three types), Handrail
brackets, Fuel filler, Hood door louvre panels, Cabside numbers (4
through 8), Fluted rods, Works plate.Cast metal parts include:
Replacement exhaust muffler, Air filter, Roof hatch, Sandboxes, Back-up
light, Horn, Fuel tank, Stowage box, Ballast blocks and oil can.
Miscellaneous fittings include turned brass handrail stanchions, brass
handrail wire and glazing material. Photos show the kit components
added to a standard Bachmann model which has then been completely
finished, painted and weathered by ourselves.
PRICE GBP 26.
Intended for On30 but can be used for any gauge by
laying your choice of running rails (only item not supplied) on the
bridge to any gauge you prefer.
Our kit contains the following: Styrene well with
integrally moulded ball-race bearing. Pre-formed well rail with pre-cut
styrene ties (sleepers) and rail fixings. Precision etched bridge
representing a discarded loco frame. All bridge hardware, including
carrying wheels, photo-etched wiper collectors, etc. Parts to construct
optional planked deck including pre-cut Mt. Albert stripwood and
beautiful turned brass handrail stanchions. Also provided is a 60:1
ratio gearbox and handcrank for smooth, manual operation. Detailed
photo-illustrated assembly/installation instructions provided.
Those modellers wishing to upgrade to more sophisticated
electrical operation and/or indexing will find our unit a good starting
point for a more ambitious turntable project. Personally, for use on
sleepy narrow gauge layouts we'd abide by the KISS' principle - Keep It
PRICE GBP 80.
Select-a-Kit Tank Locomotive
ALL VERSIONS SHOWN NOW AVAILABLE
Imagine a range of easy-build loco body-only kits
designed to fit Bachmann's fine-running, DCC-ready, HO 0-6-0 switcher
mechanism (not included). Included in each kit is ONE cab, tank
and stack - from which buyers could select their preferred options.
Result? A hunkered-down, 20 inch-drivered, Porter-inspired workhorse
capable of filling a void in any On30 roster.
Kits include purchaser's choice of the following: Side-
OR Rear-entry Cab, Side- OR Saddle-Tank, Straight OR Woodburner Stack
on Long OR Short Smokebox. Note that cab roofs and the Saddle-Tank
wrapper are supplied pre-formed. Both cab types include interior
detail. Wheel arrangements cover 0-6-0, 0-6-2, 2-6-0 and 2-6-2
variations and many of these options are shown on the accompanying image. Where applicable, pilot
and/or trailing trucks/wheels are included. These locomotives are the
perfect compliment to Bachmann's new tipper and side-dump cars.
Price 0-6-0T Type GBP 50.00
Price 0-6-2T Type GBP 55.00
Price 2-6-0T Type GBP 55.00
Price 2-6-2T Type GBP 60.00
MECHANISM NOT INCLUDED
detailing kit for the SELECT-a-KIT. Contains castings for an air pump,
air tank and bell. Price GBP 5.00. The 2-6-2T and 2-6-2ST shown at the
left are fitted with this kit.
Available in kit form for On3 or On30 (specify at time
of ordering). Log load not included. Kits contain pewter-type
whitemetal castings, include metal wheelsets and sprung journals and
feature screw-n-glue assembly. Requires couplers, but cast metal
couplers are provided. These are excellent kits and no Bachmann Shay
should be seen without a string of these beautifully detailed
Price GBP 30 PER PAIR
Dress-up Kit for the Bachmann Shay
Our dress-up pack provides everything you need in one
convenient detailing kit. Individualize your Shay using our three
alternative stacks, air pump, air tank, shovel, box headlight, tool
boxes, tank filler, turret, throttle, handbrake and reverser. (These
last three items surprisingly omitted from Bachmann's otherwise fine
model - but obviously vital to any open-cab Shay).
The extremely attractive open-style cab and handsome
railed bunker are from an era when form and function went hand in hand.
All this capped-off with a beautiful two-spool gypsy engine and steam
plumbing for modellers seeking something special. Detailed instructions
with blow-by-blow photos compliment our kit which is designed for screw
and glue assembly.
Price: GBP 43
Photo by Russ Reinberg, courtesy of
WORKING American Hoist
& Derrick ditcher in On3/0-16.5/On30
Our new motorized ditcher features four motors and
gearboxes to provide authentic load, rotate and dump actions. The price
includes DCC chips or a custom controller.
This represents a 3'0" gauge version of the
On3/30standard Mack AC Railbus. It can be supplied for On3 or On30.
Click here for a drawing of the Mack.
Model 'A' Ford Railtruck
A typical home-brewed railtruck with a pillar crane
mounted on the truckbed. Build it with the cab roof on or off (see
illustrations to the left). This characterful vehicle uses 54:1 gearing
from a Faulhaber coreless motor, features ready gauged On3/On30
wheelsets and runs beautifully
Price: 265 US$
Replacement frame and motor mount to convert On3
Railtruck to On30
Price 20 US$
Orenstein & Koppel 0-4-4-0 Mallet
This is a modified version of a standard O&K
industrial design, now on the Cripple Creek & Victor RR in
Colorado. Click the photo for a larger image or click here for a scale drawing.
Available for On3 and On30
Price: 350 US$ or 228 GB Pounds
0-4-0 Vertical Boilered Steamer
A typical 'bitsa' of the type of locomotive which
routinely demonstrated the resourcefulness of backwoods shop crews. An
indispensable switcher and a must-have on any logging show. Our 54:1
gearing and simple equalisation means it'll run as well as it looks.
Our scale drawing shows the side elevation
and cylinder position, and this photo
shows a pre-production test model under construction, with cylinders
not yet installed.
Available for On3, On2, On30, O-16.5 or On14.
Price: 270 US$ or 180 GB Pounds
This kit represents a 20 ton machine and features
Faulhaber coreless gearhead motor driving through Grandt Line
Price: 450 US$
Photo by Russ Reinberg, courtesy of
First in a series of FLAT-CAR LOADS for On30/On3/O-scale.
Kit contains four cast metal parts to construct a steam
shovel bucket and arm. Also chain and brass parts for tie-down
shackles. You supply stripwood for the wooden frame shown. Photo shows
load applied to Bachmann's On30 flat-car (NOT supplied). Further loads
Price GBP 10.00