MDC/roundhouse HOn3 instructions

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by Glen Haasdyk, Apr 6, 2004.

  1. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

    I recently built the MDC/Roundhouse 'battle Mountain' 0-8-0t dummy engine and now I'd like to try to power it. Since it's chassis is from the MDC outside frame HOn3 2-8-0 I was wondering if anyone has a set of instructions that would let me figure out the parts I need from MDC as well as how is goes together. Any help would be greatly appricated. Here's a picture of the little fellow as a dummy :
  2. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    Yes Glen,
    You're in luck. E-mail me your e-mail address and I'll send you a .gif scan of the parts list and exploded view of the loco. It's all legible too after reducing it to a 2 colour picture. It's a 184Kb file reduced from a 1.4Mb .jpg !!!

  3. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

  4. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    I remember that Battle Mountain kit, I used the frame to build my 2-4-4-2, and I used the saddle tank to convert the Mantua saddle tank 2-6-6-2 to a more reasonable standard gauge loco.
    I posted photos a long time ago of both locos, I think they are still here.
  5. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

    I've seen the picture of your 2-4-4-2 and I was really impressed. I'm trying to peice together running gear for powering my little beastie. I think the most difficult part will be electrical pick-ups. Since the frame is off an engine with a tender, the tender ould normally have pickups but now I have to build and isolate the pickups on the engine itself.
  6. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    I found the thread on my inside frame 2-8-2, MDC kitbash. It has a couple of shots of the frame, and what I did to modify it, hope it is of some help with your project.
    I bumped the thread in scratchin' and bashin' so you could check it out.
  7. David Elliott

    David Elliott New Member

    Roundhouse 2-8-0 HOn3 kit

    I have just obtained the outside frame version of the kit. I am converting it to OOn2 (4mmscale) as a model of the SAR NG15 loco. I will have to find outside valve gear for it. Hence I have the original Rounhouse instructions if needed.
    To anyone who planing a tank engine version I suggest that you use PC board to repace the axle retainer and attach pickups to that.

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