New engines hit the rails!

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by oldtanker, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. oldtanker

    oldtanker Member

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    A Athearn JD train set got me back into Model RR. This year for Christmas one of my sons found a # JD collector car set with bill boards in a pawn shop and gave it to me. Well, i kinda like the more modern stuff way better than steam but when I got that set I knew that at least one steamer was in my future.

    Well this is what I got from another member on the board here and what a sweet deal it was. $35 for these engines!

    Today was my first chance to run them!


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    AHM 0-8-0..used but runs great!
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    IHC 4-6-2..NIB! very nice!
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    4-6-2 with the DJ laqsh up in tow.
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    The 4yo grandson was here to help and very excited about this!

    As you can see I do have my foam down.....gotta get off the dime and get my real track nd road bed and get it put down.

    Rick
  2. Thoroughbreed

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    That IHC has an universal coupler on the rear, in that it will match up with horn-hook or KD's.
    I'm glad you and your Grandson are enjoying them Rick:thumb: :thumb:
  3. Spawn of Chaos

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    Hey, the AHM 0-8-0 looks a lot like the IHC 0-8-0 UP Switcher I just got. How does it run?

    Nice on both of them. I really am trying not to run any steamers with less than 8 drive wheels lol...so much for the dinky ATSF.
  4. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    they look GREAT but a little too clean for me :D,very nice buy.--josh
  5. oldtanker

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    Eric, nice to know about the coupler but.....all my cars are Kadee equiped...LOL.

    Runs great, pulls good, very nice low speed operations!

    My Nephew just left after running em for a little while, he's very much in love with em too!

    Rick
  6. oldtanker

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    Josh...I just got em....they will be used for excursion trains so clean is good...!

    Going to have to get a couple of older style passanger cars to go with em.

    Rick