New motive power acquisitions.

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Ray Marinaccio, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    My freind Bob took me over to meet another model railroader in the area to see his layout. I wish I took my camara. (Next time)
    We had a great time Talking, running trains and I made a minor repair on one of his locos (soldered a wire).
    He said he had a few old locos that had problems and I could have them.
    As Shaygetz put it, the Skybluepinkbird of model railroad happiness was at the door.
    An old L/L 0-4-0
    A Model power Shark (dummy)
    A L/L BL2
    And an Athearn 4-6-2

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  2. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    I have a question about the Athearn loco.
    The parts diagram I have shows a different drive arangment. The center driver is geared not the rear like this one.
    Can anyone tell me if this version was the early or late production run?

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  3. NYC-BKO

    NYC-BKO Member

    That's the best way to acquire engines, Ray, that's how I got my only steam engine, a Bachmann 0-6-0. Still looking into NYCizing it, since it could have survived into the late fifties. I can't help you with Pac. though.:thumb::thumb:
  4. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Ray,I believe that is the early run due to the blacken wheels..However I also recall there was a lot of repowering and regearing of locomotives back then.
  5. CharlesH.

    CharlesH. Member

    Is that really an Athearn engine? It somehow looks like it was made in the 60's (or maybe it's just some VERY heavy weathering)
  6. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    It actually was built in the 60s.
    Back then Athearn manufactured some steam locos.
    A 4-6-2, an 0-6-0 and an 0-4-2.
    They aren't seen very often anymore.
    I dismantled it for cleaning, I think all I'll need is the pilot and front coupler.

    I replaced the axle gears in the BL2 and got it running. It has a few pieces missing I'll have to hunt down. A dropstep and a set of pilot steps.

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