Well It Happened...I Came Down With The ON30 Virus.

Martin Station Jun 7, 2022

  1. Martin Station

    Martin Station TrainBoard Member

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    I am an N scaler. I have a N scale layout that I'm working on and love N scale. But...I went to the LHS last week to pick up a new N scale box car that I had ordered and there on the counter was a Bachmann 0-4-2 Porter that looked like brand new. It was love at first sight. I asked about it and the owner had purchased it along with some other things so I asked, how much? He gave me an outstanding price and upon a closer look I seen it was DCC and Sound equipped! He said he tested it and everything ran good and he had a lot of fun running it. I tried it out when I got home and was like a kid on Christmas morning.
    I now have ordered a three car set of Bachmann Side Dump cars which should be enough for now and will start planning a small portable switching layout to run it on. I'm not planning on switching scales anytime soon but I'm looking forward having some fun with it when I can.
    Has anyone here had one of these Porters or the Side Dump cars? And if so how did you like them?
    Thanks, Ralph
     
  2. acptulsa

    acptulsa TrainBoard Member

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    0-4-2T

    A Forney by any other name is still a tank engine.
     
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  3. gmorider

    gmorider TrainBoard Member

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    I nearly had the same problem with traction. I gritted my teeth and moved on with what I am doing. :oops:
     
  4. nscalestation

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    I can see how that could happen. I attended the national Narrow Gauge convention before the pandemic and was mighty impressed with what I saw there and on the tours. If my eyes and or hands get to where I can't do N scale anymore Narrow Gauge in a larger scale could be an alternative.
     
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  5. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I had some On30. I just did not have enough space available, but it was some very good fun for me. (y)
     
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  6. Martin Station

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    I'm 64 and retired from an automotive plant where I worked inspection my last nine years there. My eyes got a very good workout while doing that and my vision is still pretty good but unlike N scale I find I don't need the OptiSight magni-visor when working with details. Plus it's a new adventure.
    Ralph
     
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    GM Evansville Assembly ? You may have inspected or worked on my last 2 Silverados. Both been great trucks.
     
  8. Martin Station

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    Toyota, Princeton. We started with the Tundra then Sequoia, Highlander and Sienna mini-van.
     
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