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Re: USRA 2-8-8-2 Mallet Steam Locomotive In N Scale
« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2019, 08:28:32 PM »
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Well, there are many prototypes that could be produced from that LL watchers Mallet mechanism.
A UP 2-8-8-0 Bull Moose for example, and many others.
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Re: USRA 2-8-8-2 Mallet Steam Locomotive In N Scale
« Reply #31 on: March 13, 2019, 09:33:05 PM »
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Always a bit surprised no manufacturer has ever had another crack at the Y6b

With the success of the EM-1 I would think that Bachmann would take on a Y6b, and an A. That would give them N&W’s big 3. That would almost get me to switch roads! I don’t think I could an A.

Sorry for the thread drift!

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Re: USRA 2-8-8-2 Mallet Steam Locomotive In N Scale
« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2019, 08:07:06 AM »
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I think if anyone does the Y6b today it would be BLI ...

http://www.broadway-limited.com/paragon3nandwy6b2-8-8-2.aspx

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Re: USRA 2-8-8-2 Mallet Steam Locomotive In N Scale
« Reply #33 on: March 14, 2019, 10:04:41 AM »
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Exactly!  When I started this thread my choice would be BLI.  Off hand I mentioned nine roads plus undec's could produced and make quite a stir in the N Scale Steam Locomotive models arena.  Come on BLI, take a close look at possibly producing 2-8-8-2's.  Doug R    :drool:

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« Reply #34 on: March 14, 2019, 01:35:12 PM »
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Exactly!  When I started this thread my choice would be BLI.  Off hand I mentioned nine roads plus undec's could produced and make quite a stir in the N Scale Steam Locomotive models arena.  Come on BLI, take a close look at possibly producing 2-8-8-2's.  Doug R    :drool:

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Re: USRA 2-8-8-2 Mallet Steam Locomotive In N Scale
« Reply #35 on: March 14, 2019, 02:06:06 PM »
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Anyone looking for a Walthers/LL 2-8-8-2 with DCC and sound and traction tires?

I bought one to turn into a N&W loco, can even throw in decals and extra water tender. It has some extra weight added to it as well.

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Re: USRA 2-8-8-2 Mallet Steam Locomotive In N Scale
« Reply #36 on: March 14, 2019, 02:20:19 PM »
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YES!!

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Re: USRA 2-8-8-2 Mallet Steam Locomotive In N Scale
« Reply #37 on: March 14, 2019, 02:25:19 PM »
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Re: USRA 2-8-8-2 Mallet Steam Locomotive In N Scale
« Reply #38 on: March 15, 2019, 11:35:20 AM »
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If only there was SOME WAY to use one locomotives drive train and mount different road specific boilers on it...some day we will have printers that can do this (and flying cars...where are the flying cars I was promised as a kid?!!)
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« Reply #39 on: March 15, 2019, 12:33:59 PM »
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If only there was SOME WAY to use one locomotives drive train and mount different road specific boilers on it...some day we will have printers that can do this (and flying cars...where are the flying cars I was promised as a kid?!!)

Well, there is - it's called "kitbashing".  Clever modelers (even some on this forum) have been doing that for some time.  :D
I understand what you are saying, but in many cases, there are other differences in the running gear than just a shell.  So if you want a close-enough foobie then the method you described would work, but if you wand a more accurate model then the running gear would have to be loco-specific.
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Re: USRA 2-8-8-2 Mallet Steam Locomotive In N Scale
« Reply #40 on: March 15, 2019, 01:56:28 PM »
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for anyone interested
i have a Walthers/LL Heritage 2-8-8-2 DC new in box
and a Concor/Rivarossi 2-8-8-2 i picked up a couple of years ago
willing to part with them for the right price
PM me


sorry for hijack


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thanks
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Re: USRA 2-8-8-2 Mallet Steam Locomotive In N Scale
« Reply #41 on: March 17, 2019, 08:28:21 PM »
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I was checking Ebay today just for the heck of it looking for Life-Like USRA 2-8-8-2 Mallet's manufactured in 2008.  There were none at all.  Found 3,  2002 models from the earlier Life-Like production but I'll stay away from them.  I don't have a machine shop and don't want to get myself into a rut.  But I'll keep checking, who knows?  Spookshow thought the 2008 model was a winner.  Doug R

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« Reply #42 on: March 17, 2019, 09:58:28 PM »
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I was checking Ebay today just for the heck of it looking for Life-Like USRA 2-8-8-2 Mallet's manufactured in 2008.  There were none at all.  Found 3,  2002 models from the earlier Life-Like production but I'll stay away from them.  I don't have a machine shop and don't want to get myself into a rut.  But I'll keep checking, who knows?  Spookshow thought the 2008 model was a winner.  Doug R

Yes, get the later (Walthers) run.  Not only in the original run there were no traction tires, but the tender and loco were electrically separate units.  So only the loco's drivers were picking up power for the loco and while the tender did have electric pickup, it was only for the backup light (since the tender was not connected electrically to the loco).

If you do find the Walters release with the factory-installed QSI decoder, it is an excellent decoder.
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