HO scale 2-10-2 information needed

NW Modeling List nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org
Wed Apr 15 21:38:56 EDT 2009

I have access to both a Spectrum and IHC 2-10-2 (and a Proto 2000 as well),
and should be able to take a look at them Friday or Saturday. I do have one
question: How do I determine the throw of the crank pin? I model steam, but
will admit to being a layman with regards to some of the terminology. The
driver diamater, powered axle, and driver spokes should be no problem. Do
you prefer an answer through this list, or direct to your email address?

Marty Flick

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Subject: HO scale 2-10-2 information needed

> 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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> Salisbury, NC


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