Steam Engines

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by AlexK, Nov 4, 2001.

  1. AlexK

    AlexK New Member

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    what do you think is a good steam engine to buy? I have many deisel engines but none that are steam. Can someone tell me their favorite or best running? thanks.
  2. shamus

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    Hi Alexk,
    Guess you must be into H0, Bachmann do some very nice steam loco's, I like their 2-8-0 as I used to have one, it was a very good runner and quiet.
    Good luck with your purchase.
    Shamus
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  3. AlexK

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    Thanks for the advice. I will take that into consideration when i look for a steam engine
  4. yellowlynn

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    Alex, there are a lot of what-ifs to be able to give a pat answer. You can get a Bachman steamer for $20-25. Some Bach., like their shay Spectrum go to $150. I use IHC and have 10-12 of them, running $50 up to $220 for the Big Boy, and they are real smooth. Then P2K Heritage line can go for up to $500. I have almost all IHC Riverossi, and am real pleased.

    That is just me, one person. Listen to others and you'll get an overall consensus on which to make a decision.

    Lynn
  5. AlexK

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    thanks lynn and shamus. I will definately be getting a steam engine in the near future. probably at christmas. i will tell you what i got when i get it.
  6. George

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    The IHC Mountian is a great piece for the money. Another is the Bachmann Niagara. Both retail for about US$80.

    There's always brass, but I've already stated here my sentiments about that slice of the hobby.