Author Topic: Never buy a Walthers 0-8-0  (Read 1267 times)

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Re: Never buy a Walthers 0-8-0
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2023, 09:14:49 PM »
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But the 0-8-0 USRA switcher was ubiquitous.  Every railroad owned them;

I bought my pair only because I wanted to turn them into P&LE "Bulldogs"  They were a convenient disappointment as shortly thereafter I decided that P&LE switchers did not fit the concept of my pike.  The only 0-0-8s that either B&O or WM  had were those converted from 2-8-0s, so I had no use for the USRA 0-8-0.  B&O did have USRA 0-6-0s.

FM is the only major builder whose yard goats we are missing; at least one that meets to-day's standards.  I would buy FM yard goats.  For diesels, I want to see those and Baldwin road switchers.