John English 2-8-2 Question

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Ray Marinaccio, Aug 11, 2003.

  1. HOseeker

    HOseeker New Member

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    John English 2-8-2 Mikado

    I picked up this John English Mikado at a train show. Like Rays it was a basket case. The tender trucks were broken and the zinc zomac wheel spokes in the driver wheels were broken. The motor was also bad. I had a bower 4-8-2 mechanism laying around so I used the Bowser drivers. I only had to put the John English nylon gear between the Bowser main drive wheels. Replaced the trucks on the tender with bowsers tender trucks and also replaced the motor which I ordered from Dan at Yardbird's. It does work well. Someday I may paint it.

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    Someone mentioned a Bowser Brass Mountain 4-8-2 for information on this go here:

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  2. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    Was the Lionel slope back tender from the JE dies?
    I've been drooling over the JE Mike tender on Dan's site.
    I just need to save a few bucks and put an order together.
  3. toptrain1

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    Reply : Lionel tender info

    Ray : Yes the Lionel slope back tender is made from old JE dies.It is the same as the English tender when viewed from anywhere but below. Lionel had a plastic body with a sheet metal bottom. JE had a die cast tender.Their's ( Lionel's) had no tender pickup. Tender wheels were plastic. John English had a die cast tender. Hobbyline a plastic one. Lionel a Plastic tender.
    Frank toptrain1