Mantua 2-6-6-2 HO

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by jhh72, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. jhh72

    jhh72 New Member

    Hi everyone,
    I have recently purchased a NOS Vintage 2-6-6-2 Tank logger by Mantua.All parts are there minus the instructions,,would anyone on the forum have such a loco and the instructions at all? I am lucky to have another completed example to work from and compare during construction but really would like a copy of the instructions etc..
    Cheers Jason.
  2. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Hi Jason,
    You will find instruction sheets at HO Seeker.
    Literature Page 24
    Hope this helps.
  3. Bones

    Bones Member

    Well that's just wrong....
    Uintah Railway was the origin of the 'logger'. Don't let them tell you it was Sumpter Valley. I can't belive Mantua denied a legend it's rite to fame!

    Yea, yea. I know it's not a perfect copy, but it's a shameless Uintah plug.
    Thanks for the link Ray. That's good to keep handy.
  4. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    That is a great link. Unfortunately, it didn't have the kemtron instructions I need for how to assemble some brass passenger trucks!

  5. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

    You need a drill press or a rotary tool. Carefully drill the holes for the axles. It should then slide together if you've cleaned off the flash. Place the brake hangers, wheels, and bolster in between the side frames and rubber band the assembly. Check if it is free rolling. If it isn' can try enlarging the holes you drilled...or if that doesn't fix it...add spacers from a hollow styrene rod which is small enough not to be noticeable, but with holes that the axles fit into.

    Once the assembly is working fine...solder the side frames to the bolster.

    This is what I did with my Precision Scale On3 passenger car trucks. Many of the Precision Scale items are made from Kemtron masters.
  6. jhh72

    jhh72 New Member

    Agree great link! Thankyou,,saved me:mrgreen:
  7. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    Unfortunatley, mine are the old HOn3 castings that have half of the bolster cast as part of the sideframes. Somehow, the sideframes need to be held in the correct position so that the two bolster halves can be soldered together. I'm not sure what to use as a clamp for something that small.

  8. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

    I'd try clothes pins or possibly super gluing something else to them in order to hold them together while soldering. Then add a solvent such as rubbing alcohol or finger nail polish (acetone) to remove the super glue.
  9. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    hey, that's a good idea. I could glue the sideframes to a piece of tile or wood in the correct position, and then solder the bolster. I'll try it tonight and see if I can't get it to work.


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