Welcome, follow along with George Dutka's narrow gauge ramblings featuring his HOn30" Carrabassett and Quebec Ry. diorama's and the On30" Wiscasset and Quebec modules built jointly with Peter Mumby.
Tuesday, 14 November 2017
New Engine - Train Show Find
My latest On30 find.
At a recent train show I came across an On30" 2-6-0 with a really low price and a sign noting it will not run. Although it is a western engine the SR&RL did have I think three or maybe four 2-6-0's that got converted into 2-6-2 at the Maine Central shops. I don't recall seeing a photo of a SR&RL 2-6-0 but I thought I could remove a lot of the details that make it a western engine and emulate the engine as a SR&RL engine before conversion. I noted it also had DCC added.
Well for $15 it was a bargain and I took a chance. I could not get the DCC to work but when removed the engine ran fine in DC mode. Now to pull the details off and repaint...George Dutka