sumpter250 chasing trains

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by sumpter250, Apr 24, 2002.

  1. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    The shinnecock hills lumber 2-6-6-2, based on the Mantua chassis, eastbound on the high line, with Sumpter250 ( Sumpter Valley Railway 2-6-6-2, #250) right behind.
    This gives you a rough idea of the size comparison between the HOn3 2-6-6-2, and the HO standard gauge 2-6-6-2.

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  2. alkcnw

    alkcnw Member

    Nice bridge!! Is it scratch built or a kit?:eek:
  3. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Nice pair of loco's and great looking bridge.
    I am trying to get hold of a Can motor and flywheel plus new gearbox with universal couplers to replace my little 2-6-6-2.

    Cheers
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  4. BDC

    BDC Member

    Looks like ol' Sumpter is trying to recreate the Buster Keaton movie about a Civil War train chase :) I think the movie was named 'The General' but I'm not sure.
  5. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Shamus,
    I was fortunate in that someone had already installed a can motor in the Mantua 2-6-6-2 that I found. I am going to assume that the engine chassis are the same, and that the pilot, and trailing wheels are plastic. Also I am assuming that because the engine has electrical pickup,,lead engine/right hand,,rear engine/left hand,,that there is no electrical pickup from the tender.
    I found that by replacing the pilot and trailing wheels with Northwest Short line wheels I got much better electrical performance. Where you have a tender, you have that many more wheels for contact.
    The chassis of my loco has the can motor "RTV'd" in place, and uses the original rubber tubing to connect motor, and gearboxes.
    I haven't had any problems with the loco yet, and have run it extensively on the modular layout.
    I pulled the superstructure so you could see how this one is set up. I'll attach the pic.
    Pete

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  6. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    alkcnw,
    The bridge(s) are Life Like scenemaster kits with the original decks and handrails removed.

    BDC,
    The movie I remember was the Disney version. The "general" was stolen, and the "texas" chased it running light,and in reverse.
  7. Bob Collins

    Bob Collins Active Member

    Pete;

    Is that some sort of mine head in the foreground of the initial picture?

    Bob
  8. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi sumpter250, Thanks for the photo, thats just like my chassis, one question, what is the number for the Can motor please, got to get me one of those, and will it take a flywheel?. Pity the rubber tubes cannot be replaced with proper universal couplers.

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  9. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Bob,
    I'm not sure, but I'm going to take a wild guess that that's part of a drawbridge...(?)
  10. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Shamus,
    Ouch, there's no numbers on the motor, unless they are burried in adhesive. Somewhere I have a list of Northwest Shortline motors. When I get back later this evening I'll try to find something that would work.

    Bob,
    Charlie's right that is one of the towers of the vertical lift. See the pic of the center module I posted in "module photos".
    Pete
  11. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    can motor

    Shamus,
    Northwest Shortline is online at www.NWSL.com ,email at
    info@NWSL.com. Their part # 162049, Sagami can motor 1620mm, single 6.1X 2.0 mm shaft-15000 RPM,, or,,
    Kato model HM-5, catalog # 31-500, 20.3 X 17 mm-2.0 mm shaft (double shaft so maybe a flywheel could be installed) are two choices you could go after. I don't have an 'E' address for Kato their snail mail is; Kato U.S.A. inc.
    781 Dillon Drive, Wooddale Illinois 60191
    Hope this helps,
    Pete
  12. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Thanks, I will give NWSL a try.

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