Prototype - Mantua 2-8-2?

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by steamhead, May 28, 2006.

  1. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member


    I've just purchased a Mantua kit for a 2-8-2, a "basic" detailing kit, a can motor, and front pilot for this engine. This'll be my first effort at trying to "bash" a loco, but I really have no idea if there is a prototype I should be shooting for, even a "ball park" match for it. Any help, tips, ideas would be most welcome. Thanks. :thumb:

    Gus (LC&P).
  2. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    I believe that it is a USRA type the best advice is to go to the fallen flags site and look at some proto. pics.
  3. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Or do a google search for "USRA Mikado". This will give some 280 hits. Funny, most of them are model photographs, but you get lots of ideas for detailing.

    Here's an example of a prototype photo (Nickel Plate USRA light mikado).


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  4. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Gus: At the time the Mantua kits came out, a lot of manufacturers would make one or two boiler mouldings and then drop them on a collection of chasses. If you find some old model pictures, you may find the same boiler on a Pacific.

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