Steam Switcher of the 1950s

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Tue Nov 27 22:23:07 EST 2018


The PFM are know for their cracked gears and many have missing parts that have fallen of over time.

The best 0-8-0 is the PSC S1 and has coasting drive and well detailed.

I know of a PSC N&W S1 for sale. 

Stephen Rineair


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The S-1 model by PFM-Tenshodo shows up frequently on feebay and brass sites. Price varies quite a bit and can run from $185-395. The very correct S-1a by PFM many years later also shows up frequently at the same places. The S-1a tends to be very expensive ($495-895) but is a great model and runs well. The older S-1 is a typical Japanese import of the era and is bullet proof and smooth running.


The Life Like P2K USRA 0-8-0 is a really fine locomotive. They are regulars on feebay in new condition from about $139-240. While it's a great model it needs many details changed or added to make it an S-1 or S-1a. That all depends on how particular you are. Unless you're a true rivet counter this is a good way to go.


Good hunting!


Roger Huber

Deer Creek Locomotive Works

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