The goal was always to make the PUP into a modular system of plug and play parts, allowing the modeler choices as to how they wanted theirs to look. The big name in On30 offers several different cab styles, headlights, and stacks for their critters, and I wanted to do the same in HOn30. With different options, model railroaders can run several of the same type of locomotive, with visual differences, or if you are a prototype modeler, you can pick and choose details to match your chosen industrial or short line.
Although it was designed for the Imon Chassis, the PUP body can be used with a Minitrains chassis with some modification. Chris Schmuck removed the flywheel from his Minitrains Forney chassis, and fit a PUP on top for SILKY SMOOTH operation. He also added a Super Capacitor to act as a storage battery for electricity keeping constant power to the motor over rough or dirty track. Check out this video of his PUP running!
First up, is a vertical paneled cab:
I'm nowhere near done innovating and designing new products for HOn30, and there are plenty of opportunities to branch out into other scales as well.
So For now, Go Build Something Awesome!