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Custom Brass 2-8-6 Mason Bogie

John G Massura
 

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

jczul36
 

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.
Regards,
jc

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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arfio@...
 

John, Steve H had one for sale not long ago for a reasonable price.

Allen Farnsworth

On Nov 11, 2019, at 2:35 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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kevin b
 


mine, which has yet to be painted, wants to short itself out between the trailing (tender) truck and the frame/chassis.
my cure, which I am not at all happy with, but does work, is a piece of scotch tape between the two to act as an insulator.
Kevin.



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

Russ Norris
 

I had a similar problem with my EBT       2-8-2's where the trailing truck would short against the frame.  I used a rubber based gasket cement from my local NAPA store to insulate the inside of the frame. Some engines required a more drastic solution that involved filing down the inside of the frame to improve clearance. 


On Mon, Nov 11, 2019, 5:49 PM kevin b via Groups.Io <arcatruck13=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

mine, which has yet to be painted, wants to short itself out between the trailing (tender) truck and the frame/chassis.
my cure, which I am not at all happy with, but does work, is a piece of scotch tape between the two to act as an insulator.
Kevin.



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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Russ Norris, MMR
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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