[HOsteam] Digest Number 98

eric wolfsbane <wolfsbane@...>


The Mantua 2-8-2 has 5-10" driver centers.

The MDC modern 2-8-0 has 6'-3" driver centers.

Both Bowser's 2-8-0 have a 5'-11" driver centers. Their L1 2-8-2 have 5'-11.5" a DC. Their USRA and M-1/a 4-8-2 has 6'-4" and 6'-5" driver centers respectively.


Message: 1
Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2000 16:01:19 -0700
From: "Robert and Pauline Powell" <LGRP@NORLINK.NET>
Subject: Re-gearing and motoring a Mikado

l am looking for a locomotive frame for a mikado with scale six foot driver centres. If anyone knows a manufacturer I can contact I'd appreciate the information.

I also need information as to what size motor, gear ratio, gear box that I should use. I don't know who imported the original loco but it was made in Lima, Italy. The original motor was geared on the side and meshed with a gear mounted on the rear right driver.


Bob Powell

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