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Leggy

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Re: why 'big' steamers ??
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2021, 09:15:15 PM »
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Can I fire back with I don't get why people get the small steamers, I buy the big ones myself?

Look at how many giant 'trucks' (pickups) are on the road in the US vs Smart cars or other small cars, people like big things...

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Re: why 'big' steamers ??
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2021, 11:04:49 PM »
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nah ... not all like big ...
i farm, and tractors and combines and the like are 1/2 million dollars each ..
that's right, a half million .. EACH

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Re: why 'big' steamers ??
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2021, 09:01:07 AM »
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i farm, and tractors and combines and the like are 1/2 million dollars each ..
that's right, a half million .. EACH

Truth!

MarkInLA

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Re: why 'big' steamers ??
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2021, 10:33:55 PM »
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Just to be clear. I own a 50s HO N&W Riv y6b but never will it run....I got it free believe it or not ! It's my Fav mallet but I'm code 83 or lower and she has deep pizza cutter flanges I'm not going to try to turn down, nor will I attempt a motor/drive train change and gut out that old archaic DC motor that takes up the whole cab (I'm NCE DCC)!! Though I will say this:
Someone could probably re-motor these guys and get a flywheel in there to boot !! Far as I know there are no steam with flywheels...This and low flanges would be narley, dude !!

EJN

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Re: why 'big' steamers ??
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2021, 11:35:34 PM »
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The Bachmann 2-10-0 Russian Decapod has a flywheel drive according to their specs.

I am looking for a "modern" 4-4-0 or 4-4-2; I have a small HO layout with tight curves, but the
only 4-4-0's available are "old time" and nobody currently makes a 4-4-2 that I can find.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2021, 11:39:55 PM by EJN »

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Re: why 'big' steamers ??
« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2021, 06:24:10 PM »
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There are a few Bachmann "Modernized 4-4-0" s on ebay. I love mine. Their 4-6-0 is a little gem, too...superb detail and running...M

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Re: why 'big' steamers ??
« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2022, 11:05:32 PM »
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If they model in H0, then all the steamers are larger than N ones.  :D :trollface:

I like them in all sizes and from all over the world.


As for the large ones, I like them because they are large and impressive. Lots of moving parts and steam everywhere.  What's not to like?  I like small ones becuase they are cute.  ;)

Is that a Dapol Terrier? How strong is that temptation! Absolutely killer work being done by Brian at https://braesidemodels.co.uk/.

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Re: why 'big' steamers ??
« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2022, 11:25:09 PM »
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Is that a Dapol Terrier? How strong is that temptation! Absolutely killer work being done by Brian at https://braesidemodels.co.uk/.

Yes, N scale Dapol Terrier from the first run.  I installed a Digitrax DZ125 decoder in the cab.
And yes, there are some great British N scale modelers out there.
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