I've seen them, they looks really good. In fact, I actually looked in older Model Railroader catalogs from back when they released this thing and man, people loved these things back in the day.
"A lot of modellers out there who go to the train shows see these broken H0 stuff and go 'This is useless.' when in reality, it can still be used for modelling whether it's as a prop on your layout or a cool project to make something old new again."
Post by The Jade Fog, formerly: Dave on Apr 27, 2016 19:56:35 GMT -5
Years ago my brother had the Bachman Consolidation in Reading. Unfortunately his ran poorly, as if it had square wheels, so it was renamed the "Conslopidation". The loco wound up as scrap in a gondola, but 30 years later its tender survives after being converted into a water tank for the PC MOW. I found a photo to model from online:
Post by NickelPlate on Apr 27, 2016 21:15:23 GMT -5
Hi Dave. That tender is from the old Bachmann Reading I-10 heavy Consolidation that was powered by a slot car style motor. Like all old Bachmann, the center of the axles were basically plastic tubes that almost always split, allowing the drivers to come apart. I've restored a few, but it takes some work.
Ken's Consolidation is the better release from the 90's, based on a more typical 2-8-0 type. They are smooth, quiet runners with a much better mechanism.
Nice job on your water supply tank, though. It would definitely catch the eye of any distracted MOW crew working on the line.
I got one for Christmas about 20 years ago. (AT&SF) Was supposed to go with the track planned for "the kids". Still sitting in the box. I still have a box full of track and some boxcars, etc., and now that I'm retired, maybe that track will still happen. Will the 2-8-0 configuration make it around 18 in curves, as I have a bunch of those?
Post by The Jade Fog, formerly: Dave on Jun 9, 2017 10:05:33 GMT -5
Yes indeed, Welcome modelafish. Welcome to the BEST collection of train modelers and collectors ever assembled in an internet forum. Hope you learn a lot here and I hope you can share photos and stories as you get back into the hobby.
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