Who makes a good, big cheap steamer???

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by jon-monon, Nov 13, 2002.

  1. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Hey Errol, no fair making fun of my brain! :D :D :D
  2. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    $39.99 for a Big Boy! What.....It wasn't bad looking when you took the big wind up key out of it?
    Jon....I have one IHC 2-8-0 Consolidation I picked up at a show for under $50.00. Runs pretty good and dosen't look to bad......After you take out the big wind up key(Just kidding)
  3. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

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    OK jon,
    I've got sumthin' for ya. Look at
    http://www.corbins.com/powder.htm (the bullet people)
    For 20 bucks they will sell u 7000 grains (a pound+/-) of tungsten powder which you can pour into the nooks and crannies of those lil' switchers for extra weight. :cool:
    It is 1.7 times heavier than lead. It ain't cheap, but when I ran across it, I thought it would be ideal for my IHC's. I haven't tried it yet, but it's on my list!!! Think it'll wurk?? :D :D :D