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Re: [Re: Brass wanted]

Brad Bourbina <bbbourbina@...>
 

Wow thanks Leo! I had gone to Gunnings the other day and totally missed that
2-10-4. Now if I can only be sure I have enough...:)

Brad Bourbina


Leo Pesce <leo@sco.COM> wrote:
A quick search in a couple of brass lists yielded the following:

From Caboose Hobbies: http://www.caboosehobbies.com/
HO T&P PRB/GANG/KOR 2-10-2 G-1b #514-525 NG U/P TARN Go To Abbrev Desc Page
$495.00 BC 60051 Email An Inquiry 1/21/00
HO T&P PRB/GANG/KOR 2-10-2 G-1b #522 GLZ GREEN/SILV/BLK/OXIDE PTD NB Go To
Abbrev Desc Page $575.00 BC 60118 Email An Inquiry 1/21/00

From Gunnings: http://www.gunnings.com/
9179 HO T&P SUNSET 2-10-4 XLNT PP 525

Good luck

Cheers
Leo



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Re: Brass wanted

Leo Pesce <leo@...>
 

A quick search in a couple of brass lists yielded the following:

From Caboose Hobbies: http://www.caboosehobbies.com/
HO T&P PRB/GANG/KOR 2-10-2 G-1b #514-525 NG U/P TARN Go To Abbrev Desc Page
$495.00 BC 60051 Email An Inquiry 1/21/00
HO T&P PRB/GANG/KOR 2-10-2 G-1b #522 GLZ GREEN/SILV/BLK/OXIDE PTD NB Go To
Abbrev Desc Page $575.00 BC 60118 Email An Inquiry 1/21/00

From Gunnings: http://www.gunnings.com/
9179 HO T&P SUNSET 2-10-4 XLNT PP 525

Good luck

Cheers
Leo

From: Brad Bourbina <bbbourbina@netscape.net>

I am looking for some Missouri Pacific or Texas & Pacific brass engines.
Specifically, MP 2-10-2, MP Heavy Mikado, IGN 1121-class Berkshire, T&P
2-10-4, or a MP 1901-class Berkshire...yeah, this is a pretty eclectic
bunch of steam, and no, there is no way I'd be able to buy them ALL, but
I'm hoping to get at least one without shattering the checkbook (and
without my wife subsequently shattering my head). Any help is appreciated
much.


Thanks,
Brad Bourbina


VARNEY/BOWSER 2-8-0

Casey Sterbenz
 

I have an old Varney 2-8-0 that I'd like to rebuild into something typical
of a 1890-1920 era locomotive used in the northeast. I researched my MRR
back issues and came up with an article about using the mechanism with a
wood-dowel boiler (remember those wonderful "Kitchen Table Locomotive"
articles from the '50s?) to resemble a Ma & Pa locomotive. That's the sort
of conversion I have in mind, although I'll likely roll a boiler from sheet
or find a suitable length of copper pipe rather than use wood. I've been
looking around for a suitable prototype but can find nothing with 63"
drivers other than the very heavy Reading and PRR prototypes. I generally
follow LIRR practice so I'm leaning toward a camelback type, but something
with a conventional boiler/cab arrangement would suit me just as well. Most
of the drawings I find are of engines with drivers in the 51" to 56"
diameter range. Does anyone out there know of a prototype 2-8-0 with
drivers in the 60-65" range other than Reading or PRR?

Casey Sterbenz
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Brass wanted

Brad Bourbina <bbbourbina@...>
 

I am looking for some Missouri Pacific or Texas & Pacific brass engines.
Specifically, MP 2-10-2, MP Heavy Mikado, IGN 1121-class Berkshire, T&P
2-10-4, or a MP 1901-class Berkshire...yeah, this is a pretty eclectic
bunch of steam, and no, there is no way I'd be able to buy them ALL, but
I'm hoping to get at least one without shattering the checkbook (and
without my wife subsequently shattering my head). Any help is appreciated
much.


Thanks,
Brad Bourbina

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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
< http://members.xoom.com/renegade_MRC >
"If it ain't steam, it's a powered boxcar"

----- Original Message -----
From: Leo Pesce <leo@sco.COM>
To: <HOsteam@onelist.com>
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,
once
| 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
|


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

Leo Pesce <leo@...>
 

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, once
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


Fw: Athearn News Administrative Stuff

"Nelson Kennedy" <nelsonk@...
 

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

"Nelson Kennedy" <nelsonk@...
 

I've seen word posted on another group that they have all gone at
distributor level. I wonder if Al at ECMR managed to score some to sell at
$245.

Nelson Kennedy,
Christchurch, New Zealand.
Ferrymead Trams, NZR 0 gauge and a little Espee in H0 are at:
http://downunder.railfan.net
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From: Thomas Beutel <Thomas.Beutel@efi.com>

Has anyone who has received their's be willing to write a mini-review for
this mailing list? I've noticed a bunch showing up on eBay this week with
prices ranging from $249 to $349.

Thomas Beutel
San Francisco


P2K Y-3 2-8-8-2

Thomas Beutel <Thomas.Beutel@...>
 

Has anyone who has received their's be willing to write a mini-review for
this mailing list? I've noticed a bunch showing up on eBay this week with
prices ranging from $249 to $349.

Thomas Beutel
San Francisco


P2K Y-3 Pricing

"Nelson Kennedy" <nelsonk@...
 

There has been some discussion on another list about the 'street price' of
the new P2K Y-3 now that it has been released. I posted the following
information which may be of interest to members of this list.

[quote]
Al at ECMR posted in a newsletter a few days ago that he hopes to offer some
at $245. It seems that he might be able to score some cancellation stock
that was destined for other dealers.

I guess P2K have missed the bus on this one with the shipment arriving a
month or so too late to catch the Christmas market.
[endquote]

For any members that do not know it, ECMR offer an email advice service of
monthly specials and intermittent one off specials. I get maybe two or
three e-mails a week most weeks. There have been a few more lately as I
guess Al has been getting into 'January Sales' mode. He seems to be an
astute trader who is sometimes able to offer deals that don't seem to be
available elsewhere. Anyone wishing to be subscribed to his email list may
do so by sending a message to ECMR1@aol.com

This message is in no way intended to be an endorsement of ECMR over any
other trader. As it happens I am a satisfied customer, as I am of several
other traders. As moderator of this list I am happy for members to make
trade announcements of this nature. I will not be happy if we were to allow
ourselves to descend into 'trader bashing' as sometimes occurs on Usenet
groups. This is a publicly accessible arena and I don't want to find myself
on the end of a libel suit! Fair enough, guys?

Cheers,

Nelson Kennedy
Christchurch, New Zealand
Ferrymead Trams, NZR 0 gauge, a little Espee H0 are at
http://downunder.railfan.net


The Locomotive Cyclopedia

eric wolfsbane <wolfsbane@...>
 

Does anyone have an opinion on the Hundman Publishing book, 'The Locomotive
Cyclopedia'?

It's about $60.00. I'd like to know if anyone has it, or seen it and what
they think of it before I buy a copy.


Eric

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Perhaps a dumb question...

Thomas Beutel <Thomas.Beutel@...>
 

Ok, maybe this may be a dumb one, but is there a prototype for Bachmann's
announced 0-6-0T shown in the latest Model Railroader? Also, is this the
same 0-6-0T that Bachmann advertised in the 1970's?

Thanks!
Thomas Beutel
San Francisco


Happy New Year from Leo

Leo Pesce <leo@...>
 

Happy New Year from Santa Cruz.

Cheers
Leo


Re: Mellor

Roger Aultman <raul@...>
 

eric wolfsbane wrote:

From: "eric wolfsbane" <wolfsbane@hotmail.com>

Does anyone know if the old mellor brand of locomotive modification kits and
parts is still available. I know that Walters doesn't carry them anymore.

Eric Wolfsbane
Wolfsbane@hotmail.com

Mr. Mellor passed away some years ago and it is said the line died with him. Roger Aultman
http://www.nconnect.net/~raul/AA1.htm


Re: Mellor

BillD53A@...
 

I was looking for some of their stuff, ten or more years ago. It seems he
was out of business at that time. Sorry I cant help more


Re: Mellor

eric wolfsbane <wolfsbane@...>
 

Does anyone know if the old mellor brand of locomotive modification kits and
parts is still available. I know that Walters doesn't carry them anymore.


Eric Wolfsbane
Wolfsbane@hotmail.com


Re: P2K 0-8-0

Jon Miller <atsf@...>
 

Thomas,
MR's Steam Loco cyclopedia lists them as being 51".

Jon Miller
AT&SF
For me time has stopped in 1941
Digitrax DCC owner, Chief system
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS


Re: P2K 0-8-0

Thomas Beutel <Thomas.Beutel@...>
 

Does anyone know what driver diameter the USRA 0-8-0's had? (I'm assuming
this is the prototype for the Life-Like model.) I'm curious to know if this
model would be a candidate for kitbashing an SP 0-8-0 with the appropriate
changes to the boiler and cab.

Thomas Beutel
San Francisco

-----Original Message-----
From: Nelson Kennedy [mailto:nelsonk@chch.planet.org.nz]
Sent: Thursday, December 23, 1999 10:41 PM
To: HOsteam@onelist.com
Subject: [HOsteam] P2K 0-8-0


From: "Nelson Kennedy" <nelsonk@chch.planet.org.nz>

From: BillD53A@aol.com

Life Like has announced that the 0-8-0 will be available in June in the
following roads:CB&Q Erie NKP NP NYC Sou and undec...each with 2 nos or
unnumbered...


P2K 0-8-0

"Nelson Kennedy" <nelsonk@...
 

From: BillD53A@aol.com

Life Like has announced that the 0-8-0 will be available in June in the
following roads:CB&Q Erie NKP NP NYC Sou and undec...each with 2 nos or
unnumbered

Where did you see that announcement, Bill? I've been watching for it on
the Lifelike website but their updates are lagging behind - they don't even
have the 10,000 gal tank car listed.

Nelson Kennedy
Christchurch, New Zealand
Ferrymead Trams, NZR 0 gauge, a little Espee H0 are at
http://downunder.railfan.net


Re: P2K 0-8-0

BillD53A@...
 

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