Alco Models "Jawn Henry" on eBay

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I used NWSL universal couplings on mine and they work very well, kept two motor drive.  I have not converted to DCC yet.

Kurt S. Kramke

On Fri, 9/2/16, NW Modeling List <nw-modeling-list at> wrote:

 Subject: RE: Alco Models "Jawn Henry" on eBay
 To: "NW Modeling List" <nw-modeling-list at>
 Date: Friday, September 2, 2016, 9:40 AM
 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
 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
 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
 > Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 13:06:20
 > From: NW Modeling List <nw-modeling-list at>
 > To: NW Modeling List <nw-modeling-list at>
 > 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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