My apologies to John for taking so long to get this up. I finally got around to photographing the insides of my Mantua and Model Power locos. I could be wrong but as near as I can tell these are all from the Model Power era of ownership in the 2000s but predating their acquisition by MRC in 2014. I can't pinpoint any more than that at this point but if any of you have any insights I'd love to know more.
Unless noted, in all shots it's either Left to Right or Top to Bottom. -Mantua F7 (or maybe a F9A?) -Model Power F7 (or maybe F9) -Model Power F3 (or maybe FT)
This last one has just the F7 and F3 trucks
A few observations: -They seem to run similarly, but I haven't had them pulling equivalent loads. I assume the weight of the Mantua might give it an edge. -The Mantua seems to weigh as much as the two model Power's put together. -The sideframes and frame (the middle frame is even thinner) are different between the two MP locos -Aside from the body, side frames, frame and motor, all the other parts seem to be identical between all 3 of these.
Post by NickelPlate on Dec 19, 2018 19:50:17 GMT -5
The Mantuas had larger, better motors. The wire lugs come through the plastic end, while the MP motors have them mounted on one of the flat sides. They have the same case as motors found in most toys, though these have been given carbon brushes instead of just bronze wipers and will last longer.
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