New motive power acquisitions.

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Ray Marinaccio, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    My freind Bob took me over to meet another model railroader in the area to see his layout. I wish I took my camara. (Next time)
    We had a great time Talking, running trains and I made a minor repair on one of his locos (soldered a wire).
    He said he had a few old locos that had problems and I could have them.
    As Shaygetz put it, the Skybluepinkbird of model railroad happiness was at the door.
    An old L/L 0-4-0
    A Model power Shark (dummy)
    A L/L BL2
    And an Athearn 4-6-2

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  2. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    I have a question about the Athearn loco.
    The parts diagram I have shows a different drive arangment. The center driver is geared not the rear like this one.
    Can anyone tell me if this version was the early or late production run?

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  3. NYC-BKO

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    That's the best way to acquire engines, Ray, that's how I got my only steam engine, a Bachmann 0-6-0. Still looking into NYCizing it, since it could have survived into the late fifties. I can't help you with Pac. though.:thumb::thumb:
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    Ray,I believe that is the early run due to the blacken wheels..However I also recall there was a lot of repowering and regearing of locomotives back then.
  5. CharlesH.

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    Is that really an Athearn engine? It somehow looks like it was made in the 60's (or maybe it's just some VERY heavy weathering)
  6. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    Charles,
    It actually was built in the 60s.
    Back then Athearn manufactured some steam locos.
    A 4-6-2, an 0-6-0 and an 0-4-2.
    They aren't seen very often anymore.
    I dismantled it for cleaning, I think all I'll need is the pilot and front coupler.

    I replaced the axle gears in the BL2 and got it running. It has a few pieces missing I'll have to hunt down. A dropstep and a set of pilot steps.