Need American 4-4-0 Advice

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by jrhall60, Nov 26, 2005.

  1. jrhall60

    jrhall60 New Member

    Hi Everyone,

    I am putting a small layout together and wanted to know if anyone had a recommendation for a nice American old-time 4-4-0. I tried a Bachmann, but found the quality to be a little wanting. I'm new to this so any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    :wave: Jeff
  2. siderod

    siderod Member

    What scale?
    Model Power just released an N-scale American 4-4-0, and while not as civil-war-looking as the Bachmann version, it's still a perfectly good, nice running locomotive.

    If your into HO, i can't help ya...
  3. Marxed

    Marxed Member

    Marx had a nice set you might like, the Well's Fargo set ;)



  4. jrhall60

    jrhall60 New Member


    Currently I'm leaning toward HO, but would prefer N if I think my eyes can handle it. I only have a 4 by 6 ft. space to work with and would like to do a post civil war western logging layout.
  5. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    In ho I got a Rivarossi 4-4-0 that runs very well. Most Mantua steam engines run very well, you might look for a Mantua General. I think the IHC 4-4-0s will run good, but theirs are more modern like Yosemite Valley Railroad in the 1920's rather than 19th century.
  6. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    I am doing an 1880-1900 layout in N Scale.
    For N, you are limited to Bachmann or Model Power.

    I have 4 of the Bachmann units, they are not bad, an pull prototypically, they only handle about 3-4 cars on my 2.5% grade.

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