What do you think of IHC loco's

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by paradisegunner, Oct 15, 2006.

  1. paradisegunner

    paradisegunner New Member

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    has anyone ever owned any International Hobby corp locomotives?......They look really nice, a tad pricey I think, but are they any good?...
  2. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Welcome to The Gauge:wave:

    I find them a good, reliable locomotive, easy to convert to DCC and easy on the wallet when purchased thru a reputable discount seller.
  3. paradisegunner

    paradisegunner New Member

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    Thank you shay, I'm moving from N scale to HO, and want to get a couple of nice loco's to start my empire, I'll give them a shot.....thanks for the welcome, look forward to meeting everyone
  4. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Yeah, welcome to the Gauge.:wave: I have only one IHC loco, but it seems to be a decent locomotive for the money, and not a bad runner.

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    I made a few minor cosmetic changes to the engine, while the tender was shortened and change to coal.

    Wayne
  5. lester perry

    lester perry Guest

    I have a couple of them but they don't get used as much now as they used to. I have acquired some more $$$ locomotives which are really nice and they tend to see all of the action now. Also I am converting to DCC and the IHCs are not converted as of now but will be some time. As far as running goes I have no complaints, they may not be as smooth as some others but they are not a expensive either. Now that you asked I think I will get them out and knock of the dust and run them some.
    Les
  6. yellowlynn

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    All of my big steam, Big Boy, Challenger, etc., are IHC. I am very happy with them. The Challenger pulled 102 NMRA weighted freight cars. A few more and it may have grunted, or started slipping. All are DC, and if that's the way you're going, I recommend them.

    Lynn
  7. CCT70

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    Hey Lynn, are you sure you don't have IHC confused with Rivarossi?

    I like Mine. They are pretty generic as far as the details go, but are a nice solid runner for the money.
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    You got me CCT70. My Big Boy is a riverossi, the Challenger is IHC. But then, I think they combined. My others seem to be Riverossi/IHC.

    Give an old man some slack!!!!!

    Lynn
  9. AndyWS

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    All my HO steam (plus 1 diesel) is either IHC or an IHC OEM. I have no complaints, they have all been reliable and smooth runners although the 2-6-0 and 2-8-0 especially could benifit from some extra weight as they spin their wheels when trying to start much more than 10 cars.
  10. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

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    Lynn, I think you've got IHC confused with AHM now too!! sign1 IHC's biggest is a 2-10-2, and they don't make articulateds!

    I really like my IHC locos! :thumb: Their mogul ever follows the SP prototype I model! :thumb: