Re: P2K Y-3 2-8-8-2

Chris Shinn <cnshinn@...>

You might check to see if some of the siderods/valvegear aren't
striking each other with each revolution.

It could also be the power pickups. I don't know what the P2K 2-8-8-2
uses for pickups, but the Bachmann Spectrum 4-8-2 has small brass
wipers that rub the backside of the tires. I had one that was slightly
bent and was rubbing against the spokes of the drivers.

It might also simply go away as the loco is run in...

Chris Shinn
Winnipeg, Canada
Member, Renegade HO Modular Club
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"If it ain't steam, it's a powered boxcar"

----- Original Message -----
From: Leo Pesce <leo@sco.COM>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, January 17, 2000 4:51 PM
Subject: Re: [HOsteam] P2K Y-3 2-8-8-2

| From: Leo Pesce <leo@sco.COM>
| The store I work for part time, finally got one of the P2K articulateds.
| Wow! It is smooth as silk, the details are impecable, it even has a small
| momentum when you shut off the throttle. I agree completely to the
| comment made about being "a plastic brass".
| One thing: there is a clicking noise while it is moving, very regular,
| per revolution, either way, and it seems to be diminishing as time and
| running goes by (it is the demonstrator for the store). Anybody has any
| comment on this noise? We thought it may be a cam for a (possibly future)
| sound system.
| Cheers
| Leo

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