Engine house for a 2-8-2

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by ulf999, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. ulf999

    ulf999 Member

    Hi all!
    I'm looking for an engine house for my Mikado (29cm, 12").

    I like this kit, but it's only 10,5" :cry:
    Branchline Trains

    Any suggestions for a similar?

  2. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

    For a Mike you want something a little more substantial:

    Like this one from Walthers:

    Or this one from Vollmer:

    This one from Campbell:

    Or this one from Heljan:

    I think you're going to have trouble finding a wood structure the size you want - they tend to be built for smaller locos... switchers and narrow-gauge and such.
    Of course there's nothing stopping you from starting with a kit you like and adding to it... ;)
  3. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

    I scratchbuilt a wood two stall enginehouse for my layout using CPR enginehouse plans. It's 16" long.


  4. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

    Ulf, I like the Walther's 2-stall Squidbait posted. It looks right to me.
  5. ulf999

    ulf999 Member

    thanks guys. I have the Vollmer one, but I thought it looked too European...

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