Convert AHM O-4-0 to On30?

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Dan Vincent, Mar 31, 2004.

  1. Dan Vincent

    Dan Vincent Member

    I was digging through some HO loco boxes and discovered this little AHM "Shifter" 0-4-0 made by Rivarossi.

    Looking at the side view, I see the start of an On30 0-4-4 Forney.
    Any suggestions?

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  2. Dan Vincent

    Dan Vincent Member

    Here is my old HOn3' 2-4-4 Forney by LMB. The nose is a little longer than the AHM shifter.

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  3. Catt

    Catt Guest

    I think that little fella/gal :D would make an excellent 0n30 loco.I also think it would be a great start for a Forney,BUT remember Forney's are a rigid frame locomotive and will require some generous curves.

    Be sure to post construction photos
  4. Dan Vincent

    Dan Vincent Member


    I plan to use a pivot arm for the rear truck...should give a little play in the turns.

    Moved the shifter into powerpoint and added some ideas.

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  5. Dan Vincent

    Dan Vincent Member

    I like this version better.

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  6. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    I like the second version too.
    I'll bet one with a saddle tank would look good too.
  7. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member


    That second version would be a show-stopper. :thumb: If you give it a go, please keep us updated.

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