A few months ago I picked up a Mantua 0-6-0 tank (little six) at a show. While cosmetically great, it wouldn't move. Finally got around to working on it today, narrowed the problem to the wheels occasionally binding. I noticed something that maybe contributing to the problem and I'm looking for a second opinion. On every other 0-6-0 that I have, the middle set of wheels is the set without flanges, but with this unit, it is the rear set. I checked the documents on HO Seeker and they seem clear that it should be the middle set as well.
I'm sure this is causing the problem and before I go to the trouble of pulling off the side rods to change the middle and rear wheelsets, I would like to know if anyone else has an 0-6-0 tank that they can verify the wheel arrangement.
Thanks to everyone for the validation. I swapped the drivers and moved the blind drivers to the center and that resolved the binding problem. It's now a sweet runner and pulled my 8 car test train up a 3% curved grade with throttle to spare.
Operating the Medford & Salmon Harbor Railroad (M&SH) - "The Harbor Line"
JNXT 7707: At this rate you may take over the entire state of PA in 10 years or so
May 20, 2020 11:13:20 GMT -5
umpdan31: Sooner then that. We're on a mission!
May 20, 2020 21:20:46 GMT -5
umpdan31: JadeFog: i found a brand new in the box ConCor PRR mail car. Although the ones that I already have are all heavyweights with 6 wheel trucks, this one is a lightweight with 4 wheel trucks. I also picked up a few assorted couplers. Glad he was open again.
May 20, 2020 21:36:16 GMT -5
umpdan31: The mail car was 10 bucks. Not bad for a brand new car.
May 20, 2020 21:39:30 GMT -5
yardmaster54: Here in central Ohio it has done nothing but rain since Sunday. I'm starting to build an ark, does anyone have a motor for it.
May 21, 2020 13:46:55 GMT -5
Bull: Hang in there Yardmaster, I'm floating your way!
May 21, 2020 16:24:19 GMT -5
umpdan31: Jade Fog or anyone else interested in Penn Central rolling stock. Go to etsy.com. There is a small assortment of Penn Central freight cars for sale. Cattle cars, gondolas, cabooses, box cars. Check it out
May 26, 2020 19:32:22 GMT -5