|View single post by Huw Griffiths|
|Posted: Mon Oct 17th, 2011 03:05 pm||
|I'd agree - this loco offers scope for an On30 critter conversion (though I must admit that I've never tried this myself).
Someone posted pictures of one of these conversions on another forum site:
Kato NW2 On30 conversion on Zealot site
Although it wasn't the shortest of On30 critters, the basic recipe was very similar to a lot of conversions I've seen written up (in books and on the internet):
The pictures that were posted in that thread suggest that at least some HO Kato NW2s have split frames, which fill the original bodyshell.
Returning to the On30 critter conversions, I suspect you're probably looking at a choice - the HO hood with a large cab - or possibly a boxcab. Which you choose is up to you - and I wouldn't wish to influence you. (I'm not the one doing the work, or paying the bills!)
Whatever you go for, I hope you like the end result.
All the best,