Kato's Alco RS-3 diesel locomotive that I acquired used a long time ago.When removing the paint, the body was dissolved with solvent and fell apart.
Since the engine was running fine, I decided to put an inexpensive Bachman RS-3 body on it, so I went to a Bachman parts store and popped it in.There is also a campaign, so you can get it for $12.6.
I bought it with an open mind, but when it arrived and I compared it, I found various problems.First of all, the area under the driver's cab and the battery box did not fit with the metal chassis.Cut off the part that will be batted.
Next is the chassis.In fact, the motor at that time was thick, so there was a protrusion in the center of the chassis.Kato made ends meet by making the inside of the body thinner, but Bachman's body is naturally of uniform thickness.If you put it on as is, the center of the vehicle will bulge out.It's a pain, but I shaved the chassis.
It took about an hour with a metal file.I managed to achieve this by being careful not to cut too much.Below is the difference between the chassis before and after processing.
If you work hard on these two points, you'll be able to get on board.I feel like the car height is a little high, but I guess it's within an acceptable range (lol).I repainted the underfloor gray and that's it.
I was very happy to be able to utilize the power that was about to become waste.
You too (lol)