Re: Custom Brass 2-8-6 Mason Bogie


John, The model is painted very nice, but unfortunately, the custom brass is not the one to buy.  The custom brass looks great, but the manufacture foolishly has the front drive rigid to the superstructure.  The front drive should articulate (As on the Balboa or United models) and allow the rear tender area to always be centered between the rails (Since this is where it attaches to the rolling stock).  The way they designed this model makes the rear of the engine swing (Tender area) on curves, derailing the rolling stock coupled behind it.  I’m afraid the model you have will always have to run alone.  You should be on the look out for Balboa’s models.  They perform very well, and all they need is a can motor.

On Nov 11, 2019, at 12:35 PM, John G Massura <jmassura@...> wrote:

A good friend of mine, George Pierson, has been twerking this engine of mine for better performance.

Do any of you have experience with this engine and any suggestions to improve it? No need to re-invent the wheel.

LongJohn aka John Massura


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