IHC/ President's choice Hudon mods

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Glen Haasdyk, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. RobertInOntario

    RobertInOntario Active Member

    David: That sounds familiar now. It sounds as if they're updating their sets a bit and I'll certainly look for it. Are RP25 wheels more "scale accurate," i.e. smaller flanges? I'll have to look for that issue of Cdn. Railway Modeller as well. Rob
  2. Dan McDonald

    Dan McDonald New Member

    It is in the PC Insider flyer that came this week. They call it the Big 10 I think. Sounds like some good improvments!
  3. kirkendale

    kirkendale Member

    well the iInsider's report' came in today... page 15 says

    "PC Big 10 Express, HO scale model electric train set limited edition. $99.99
    This is our best ever HO scale electric collectors train. I used nickel silver for the track - a first for us. I insisted on a more authentic locomotive wih RP-25 wheels, and I developed a die-cast chassis to improve pulling power. And yet it has the same low price as other years! Be forewarned: it's a limited edition so shop early"

    They have a picture of the box, but I can't realy see any details. Oh! the plot thickens, sign1 one of my daughters wants some fresh air and is willing to go for a walk with dad... sooo when we go, the destination is Loblaws down the street for a chocolate bar, and maybe check out the Big 10 :D
  4. kirkendale

    kirkendale Member

    okay, quick trip for some eggs, but daaaad do we realy need to look at more trains... sign1 it is CNR #4100 2-10-2 T-2a Santa Fe type engine with 5 red ore cars and a caboose. did a quick read on the box label but not quick enough to jot down further details. it did say the 1st and 4th drive sets are spring loaded and the boiler is metal.
  5. msowsun

    msowsun Member

    I just picked up mine today. It comes with a dummy front coupler and NMRA rear coupler which I have changed already. It runs really well, but my first impression is that it doesn't seem to pull as well I expected for a 2-10-2.
    Here are some photos of a brass CNR 4100 to compare. (thanks to cn nutbar)
    I plan to change the tender, trailing truck, and add an all-weather cab. The rear sand dome is removable so I will be moving it farther back as per the prototype. The tender does not have a DCC plug.
  6. Buddog

    Buddog Member

    I picked up the Big 10 today, told the wife we needed milk and I would go get it, expensive milk was her comment when I got home.
    I have not tried it out yet but it looks really good, better quilty then previous sets from the past. Will be tring it out in the morning, oh ya it's price is $99.00 which is still really good considering all that is in the box.

  7. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

    I beleive my Club is getting at least one. last year we picked up 4 of the hudson sets, two to run and two for spares. I'd get one myself but this time around the engine is just too big for my layout. sure it'll track okay, but the overhang off my 22" radius corners will be terrible. I saw the engine in the box over the weekend and it is a really nice looker though, possibly the nicest one they've issued yet.
    Is it just my imagination or are the middle drivers blind? (flangless)
  8. msowsun

    msowsun Member

    I think the prototype also had "blind" or flangeless center drivers. But on the model, not only is the center driver blind, it is also undersize and does not touch the rails

  9. LongIslandTom

    LongIslandTom Member

    Just for prototype reference...

    This particular 10-driver-wheel loco seems to have flanges on its center driver wheelset.. I'll look around and see if there are more..

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  10. LongIslandTom

    LongIslandTom Member

    Found another one.. This Russian Decapod used by Frisco also seems to have flanges on its center driver set:

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