On30 Passenger Car Bashes

By Alan Carroll

The Master Basher is at it again! Over a period of time Alan sent me photos of some Bachmann passenger cars that he bashed in various manners. He also sent some photos demonstrating some of the techniques that he uses. Alan writes:

"Pictured are Bachmann passenger car bashes. All are narrowed and lowered. Some are narrowed, lowered and shortened or lengthened. All are kitbashed. Also included is a picture of the Walthers HO passenger car trucks I use."

(Editor's Note: The following photos show some of the steps in Alan's conversions and should be self explanatory)

Bachmann passenger car pieces

Scoring the roof for narrowing

Cutting the roof

The roof pieces

Backing styrene strip

Cutting roof to change length

Narrowed floor vs. original

Cutting end rails

Modified vs. original

Cutting the ends of the car

Long Maine two foot length

Kitbashed vs. On2

Kitbashed vs. original Bachmann car

Left over pieces

Walthers HO passenger trucks that Alan prefers

Here are a few more photos of some of Alan's bashes.

If anyone has any questions they can contact Alan directly.

Editor's Note: My thanks to Alan for letting me post this article. If anyone tries a similar bash please let me know. I would be happy to post some photos here!

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