BB&RT Locomotives


Doodlebug - made from 2 Bachmann Passenger Cars
This project was begun on Dec. 8th 2016



All pictures on this page Copyright © 2017 by Jules Heiliczer and Earle Evernham

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This project was inspired by the doodlebug we rode on the Allentown and Auburn Railroad at this year's 'Turkey Trot' Turkey Trot is the trip the club takes on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
The doodlebug as of Jan. 13, 2017 on rails




A Bachmann 1/22.5 G gauge combine A Bachmann 1/22.5 G gauge coach. These were the 2 cars we began the project with.


January of 2017


e I created the roof from 4" PVC pipe cut in half. Its heavy and adds a lot of weight.
Butch and Bob worked on creating the roof end from heavy styrene
I am going to use headlights from Bachmann steam engines.



December 23 2016


These pictures show the car with the shell attached and the seats and steps installed.
I painted the seats blue.
Next comes the engineer's seats and the 'b' end doors. Then we need a power truck.


December 8-16 2016


Here I am beginning to hack up the pasenger car shells. The passenger cars were donated to the project by Jim Judge. Cutting off the shell ends.
The shells cut apart and strung together.
Cutting the frame to size.
I used steel mending plates and screwed the 2 frame pieces together.
The steps needed to be cut ut and moved to a new location.
The newly created ends needed windows cut in them.
Butch Evernham covering the upper window panes to duplicate the Brill car windows.
Bob Judge cutting more styrene for the window panes. Here is a shot of the side with the upper panes covered.
We used the inside bathroom doors for the smaller side external doors on the 'A' side.
Another shot of the pieces sitting on the BB&RT at Speidel.















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