Thread: ATSF 4-6-2 Pacific with boxpoks?
February 22nd, 2013, 07:01 PM #21
Russell Straw, Sugar Land Route
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February 22nd, 2013, 08:07 PM #22
Might be a good starting point but only with the newest version of the Bmann Northern. Earlier versions had exteme driver issues caused by the plastic deterioration and splitting where the stub end of the half axle assembly press fit into the gears. Drivers are close in size and appearance. Don't know how much cylinder difference there is. But I would be tempted to utilize the front of the mechanism including the pilot truck and then remove the rear drive axle and modify from there. Boiler diameter of the Northern may require the chassis/weight to be milled to fit the Pacific shell.
February 23rd, 2013, 02:22 AM #23Jason
February 23rd, 2013, 02:28 AM #24
The hudsons gone isnt it? im in edgerton, ks and am in topeka quite a bit as i work for BNSF. Do you know John Lauer?ATSF(BNSF) Signal Construction Foreman
Santa Fe All The Way!!!
February 23rd, 2013, 03:53 AM #25
February 23rd, 2013, 04:43 AM #26
I don't know whether LFM was an "ATSF thing" only; I suspect they must have made wheels for other roads as well but I'm not familiar with Midwestern roads...Fun stuff...
February 23rd, 2013, 06:52 AM #27
February 23rd, 2013, 06:06 PM #28
Jason, a bigger challenge on the 3463 is the 84" diameter.... It's a long legged machine that won't look right on shorter legs/smaller wheels... I know, I built one in the seventies on a shortened Bachmann mechanism and it looked like a beauty queen's ugly sister...
Well, part of that was my early modeling skills...
Have fun, Otto
February 23rd, 2013, 10:34 PM #29
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