HO scale 2-10-2 information needed
NW Modeling List
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Tue Apr 14 12:53:34 EDT 2009
The problem with any of those modifications is that they use plastic
drivers, which aren't practical for re-quartering. I have several 2-10-0
Bowser I1's and 2 of their "USRA" 2-10-2's. My dad has 2 of the Spectrum
2-10-2's in southern markings, which work fine. None would be practical
for modifications to M's of any species. You might be able to modify Bowser
valve gear, as I have in a one-of -a-kind M2c experiment, but the plastic
drivers are too fragile for such rebuilding.
Stuck in the 1930's
On 4/14/09 9:17 AM, "NW Modeling List" <nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Is there anyone out there who owns an HO scale 2-10-20 model
> manufactured by either Bachmann (Spectrum) or IHC (Premier)? If so, I
> would like to find out a few things about them.
> First, what is the driver diameter? As far as I can tell, it should
> scale out to 57", but that's based on one article about Southern ry.
> versions of the USRA model, and even then, manufacturers have a habit of
> tinkering with things like driver diameter.
> While on the subject of drivers, what is the throw of the crank pin, how
> many spokes are there, and does the main driver have spokes like the
> rest (it looked different in a badly enlarged photo I saw, at least on
> the Bachmann model)?
> Which axle is powered on each model? My first assumption would be #5 in
> both, but I can also make the case for #3.
> My reason for asking is that, if the drivers are indeed 57", it may be
> practical to remove the rear driver to make a Southern consolidation, or
> do a little more rebuilding to make an N&W class M.
> Thanks in advance.
> Kenneth Rickman
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