Alco Models "Jawn Henry" on eBay

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Fri Sep 2 09:40:50 EDT 2016


I am very interested in what universal joint parts worked in this application-- especially between the truck pairs on each bolster.  Did you keep a parts list of the stuff that finally worked?

Thank you!

-Eric Bott

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I already have a Jawn Henry thru ebay, I tried a few times to win one and came up short on the last second bidding, then one showed up at a high bid price, nooobody bidded but me.

as is you need fairly wide radius curves for this engine but I was encouraged by an ole MR article someone hand built one with some Globe Drives and ran on 22 inch radius, so I gave mine a major workover, took about 4 months of trying this and thats and failures, ended up single motoring, reworking the power drives, changing the flex coupling between the trucks to a modded universal joint (this was critical as the flex was causing derailments and the old plastic didnt hold) it runs very well now on 24 inch radius with DCC and bright heqadlights
(4 amp digitrax decoder) still figgering out sound for it.
Critical was isolating the frame from trucks, modding kaddee coupler boxes worked as mounting separation. Body was live and tender parts touched the engine shorting.

I may little tweaks yet to do on the drive train but its really good now. A little heads up if your interested in this engine.


On 9/1/2016 1:37 AM, nw-modeling-list-request at wrote:
> Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 13:06:20 -0400
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> Subject: Alco Models "Jawn Henry" on eBay
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> I noticed an Alco Models "Jawn Henry" on eBay, closing in a couple of days.
> Here is the link to the auction:  
> Dave A

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