Examining the Athearn/Roundhouse Oldtime 2-8-0

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by hminky, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. hminky

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    Great, concise review of a nice little loco...I'll be keeping an eye on it...I'll need something like it for "working the mine"...

    Thanks for your effort...:thumb:
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    Someone asked how does it go downhill? We put it on the Buck-o-meter and it will do 4% with a 1/2 pound of solder on the tender and no worm gear bucking.

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    Harold
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    The new 2-8-0 has a lower boiler and the drivers are now 51 instead of 52. The lower boiler makes a big difference in appearance. Now the modeler won't have to do the boiler lowering.

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    Harold