I picked up a Bachmann On30 Colorado & Southern carriage at a second-hand stall at the Epping MRC show at Rose Hill last week. I've heard lots of tales of narrow-gauge from standard gauge equipment, but I wondered if I could standard-gauge a narrow-gauge item. So, I started with a set of standard gauge bogies. These are NSWGR 2AA type, found under numerous passenger carriages. The trouble here is that the Bachmann body works out at a scale 7ft wide, and it does rather look like a kid wearing his dad's work-boots. I took a closer look at some prototype photos of similar carriages found in Australia and I noted that the Bachmann bogies looked rather similar to those found under the NSWGR KA "Tramcar" from the 1880s. The last example was largely destroyed by an arson attack in 1993, but the remains are somewhere up in the mountains now. So I borrowed some wheel sets from Athearn O gauge bogies, and modified one bogie to standard gauge. The wheels are about 18mm diameter, which seems to suit this carriage much more nicely than the 21mm standard wagon wheels in the 2AA bogies: The locomotive in both shots is a brass Manning Wardle H class, produced as a limited run some years ago. There was talk of a re-run but they failed to reach the required EOIs for an order. Numbered as 1021 of the NSWGR, built by Manning Wardle in 1916 and retired from service in 1970. She was also hired out to a private coal railway for a time, so I might be able to "imagineer" a private line in NSW, Australia with an odd collection of rolling stock.