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3rdrail

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British Ten-Wheeler coming - US potential?
« on: October 26, 2007, 11:00:16 AM »
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Dapol has announced it is working on an LNER-British Rail Ten Wheeler:



It will have the motor in the tender, driving the locomotive drivers. At 1:148 scale, it will be a mite high wheeled, but might show potential for a North American Ten-Wheel mechanism. Dapol mechanisms are high quality and the locomotive will be a DCC plug-in.

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Re: British Ten-Wheeler coming - US potential?
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2007, 11:37:43 AM »
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As a Northwestern Pacific guy I am waiting for a long time for a 4-6-0 steamer but I don't think LNER express locomotive with its huge drive wheels would work for my purposes.
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I assume it would be a nice additon to your British collection.

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Re: British Ten-Wheeler coming - US potential?
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2007, 11:46:17 AM »
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well for starters you'd need to adapt the tender drive to a tender that is well, north american.

but yeah, the fodder may be there (better than starting from scratch!)

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Re: British Ten-Wheeler coming - US potential?
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2007, 02:03:34 PM »
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Tender drive... that won't work  ;)

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Re: British Ten-Wheeler coming - US potential?
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2007, 02:12:27 PM »
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Tender drive... that won't work  ;)
Why not? It's the same as the Atlas and Athearn Moguls, and the Athearn Consolidation.

Are you thinking of the tender wheels being driven? I was very careful to spell out in my post that it was the locomotive drivers that were driven by the tender motor. You just need to mount the motor in a US tender.