Welcome to the BadgerBits website: Australian-outline N Scale and Freelance On30 Model Railways
We have just added 5 40-class A1A-A1A body kits to the estore.
These kits require you to purchase your own Kato RSC2 or Kato/Atlas RS3 or Kato/Atlas RSD4/5 mechanism.
Get yours here.
Apologies for our little 'glitch' over the last few days (10 and 11 October, 2013).
It seems a naughty hacker somehow bypassed our attack dogs and the famous Blue Mountains Guard Panthers and played mischief with our site.
The bad news: we were off the air for about 30 hours before it was discovered. This is because our third-party web hosting vendor is such a cheapskate that he won't monitor the site, personally, all the time. (Sometimes he has a real job playing with 1:1 trains - Ed).
The good news: this kind of attack is extremely common. While on the one hand, it means our Blue Mountains Guard Panthers should have pawed it away in the blink of an eye, it also means that we recovered very quickly and easily once the system came back on line.
Please note, especially as far as your data goes:
- YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION WAS NOT TOUCHED OR ACCESSED
- YOUR PAYMENT (ie CREDIT CARD/PAYPAL LOGIN) INFORMATION WAS NOT COMPROMISED. It is especially important to note here that we store nothing of this information anywhere on our servers. Every time you buy something from us you are transferred to PayPal and your security is their responsibility. And they have better attach dogs, guard panthers, and are not so cheap that they don't have people constantly monitoring your security.
- ANY ORDERS YOU HAVE PLACED HAVE NOT BEEN LOST. Well, at least, not by this system. However if you are unsure, please drop Phil a line or log in and check your order.
- Did we say yet that your information is safe? It is.
The Gopher Models ready-to-run (RTR) FO end-platform coaches are here!
They are available as 2-packs as follows:
GFOIRIEB: Indian Red livery, interurban or tourist configuration (with toilet), elliptical roof, smooth siding (masonite siding).
GFOIRIMB: Indian Red livery, interurban or tourist configuration (with toilet), mansard roof, smooth siding (masonite siding).
GFOIRUEA: Indian Red livery, suburban configuration (no toilet), elliptical roof, battened siding (the older style).
GFOIRUEB: Indian Red livery, suburban configuration (no toilet), elliptical roof, smooth siding (masonite siding).
GFOIRUMA: Indian Red livery, suburban configuration (no toilet), mansard roof, battened siding (the older style).
GFOIRUMB: Indian Red livery, suburban configuration (no toilet), mansard roof, smooth siding (masonite siding).
GFOTRIEA: Tuscan and russet livery, Indian Red livery, interurban or tourist configuration (with toilet), elliptical roof, battened siding (the older style).
GFOTRIMA: Tuscan and russet livery, Indian Red livery, interurban or tourist configuration (with toilet), mansard roof, battened siding (the older style).
Click on the links above to see some photos, or check out these teasers below!
BadgerBits is proud to announce the first of its South Australian-outline kits: The OB Wagon and Gondola.
The OB wagon/gondola started life in 1928 and is still running today. It is a South Australian wagon but has travelled to Victoria where it is also known as the E wagon and NSW as early as the 60s behind AD60 Garratts. The decal sheet provides for many options.
Price is $20 w/o bogies or $32.50 with bogies of those featured in the photos. The alternate bogies to those supplied with the kit are archbar (not supplied).
Find the OBs by clicking here!
Left: OB Gondola, Right: OB Wagon
Now you can have many different combinations of hoppers to run on your layout.
They come in packs of 5 at $195 per pack.
There are 9 different types starting with the BCH coal hopper (grey) from 1951 onwards.
Other wagons include FCH in grey, BWH wheat hopper and FWH both in grey, BRH cement hopper and FRH both in grey, NPBF AFL fertilizer wagon, NPLF SRA Red cement hopper used mainly for clinker transport, and the FRH in PTC blue which were converted FWH wheat wagons used for cement transport.
The codings changed from B (as in BCH) to F (as in FCH) in the late 60s when the bearings were changed from friction to roller bearings allowing the speed to increase from 40mph (65kph) to 50mph (80kph).
The models include full underfloor and brake detail (on the end platform). The end ladders etc are made from stainless steel. Also the interior of the coal hoppers are fully detailed.
The base of the wagon is diecast zinc giving the wagon excellent weight.
There are limited numbers of some of the wagons so get in before they run out!
Microtrains couplers are fitted to most of the end wagons in the 5 wagon rake with knuckle couplers in between. The knuckle coupler is exactly the same size and fit as the Micrtrains coupler box and can therefore be exchanged for a Microtrains 1015 if so desired.
Buy them from our online store here or from your favourite retailer.