new member question

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by nosixoften, Jan 21, 2006.

  1. nosixoften

    nosixoften New Member

    I'm new to the Forum and new to H O railroading so you may see a lot of questions from me in the future. 1st question. I have a set by Rivarossi that has a 2 8 8 2 engine #2197N&W . the set is in 2 Boxes with 12 freight cars and also some track. There is a # 16700 on the end of the 2 main cartons. I have'nt been able to find out when it was made. It's a beautiful set and seems to be mint. any info would be appreciated. Nosixoften
  2. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    :wave: welcome to the gauge :wave:

    as to the age what size are the flanges(on the drivers the part that sets inside the track) if they are large . i have one rivarossi # 1238 price tag says $59.95 that puts in the late 60,s from looking at ads from that area.
  3. nosixoften

    nosixoften New Member


    Thanks Jim,,I'm not really sure about the flanges. however the track that is included looks like it is code 100. Gene
  4. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Hi there and welcome! Can't help you with your question but did want to say that we're glad you could join us.
  5. lester perry

    lester perry Active Member

    Welcome to the hobby. What you have is probably rather old as Rivarossi train sets havent been around for a while. You have found a good source of information here so ask all the questions you want.

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