MTH 0-Scale 2-Rail 2-8-0 Consolidations.

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Brakeman Hal

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Hello, Trainmen! :)

An MTH company employee directed me to a website called MTH Product Locator, and I found that their 2-8-0-Consolidation locomotives were available in 18 different models, with different Road Names, Curve Radii, Valve Types, and with DCC and Sound.

Ten of these models have Walschearts valve gear, which is most interesting to see in action compare to the simple Baker or other valve gear.

In addition, all of these models have Blind (flangeless) Center Drivers, which enables them to operate on curve radii of 31", 36", or 42".

My choice among this list of 18 models is the MTH model 20-3162-2, which has Santa Fe lettering, Walschaerts Valve Gear, and operation on a 42" Radius, as well as having DCC and Proto Sound 2.0.

Now all I have to do is call every MTH dealer in the Country until I find one in stock!

Brakeman Hal
 
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Greg@mnrr

Section Hand
Don't forget that MTH is rumored to be going out of businessso support and pasts may get difficult to optain in the furture.

Greg
 

Selector

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This is a prototype built by ALCO for Portland, Astoria, & Pacific, a 2-8-2 built for back woods hauling. It has both central axles blind. It can go through a real #5 turnout. On static display as Woss, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Last fired maybe 1990, but only for family days.

 

Brakeman Hal

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Have had no success with Ebay finding what I want in an O-Scale 2-Rail Steam Engine. Although I appreciate their offers, they are always older, obsolete models without DCC and Sound effects.

The only way I can be sure of getting what I want is to send my MTH 4-6-2 Pacific to a repair shop that is equipped to do the job. It has a great DCS system, with 2O different sounds, including Drift Chuff and Labored Chuff depending on the load and grade steepness.

If I could get that engine in an MTH 2-8-0 Consolidation, I would order it without hesitation!

The MTH catalog number for the Consolidation is 20-3162-2. It has ProtoSound 2.0, Santa Fe lettering, Walschearts Valve Gear, and will operate on 42" radius O-Scale 2-Rail track. (The suffix-2 indicates 2-Rail)

Hal
 
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Iron Horseman

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Have had no success with Ebay finding what I want in an O-Scale 2-Rail Steam Engine. Although I appreciate their offers, they are always older, obsolete models without DCC and Sound effects.

The MTH catalog number for the Consolidation is 20-3162-2. It has ProtoSound 2.0, Santa Fe lettering, Walschearts Valve Gear, and will operate on 42" radius O-Scale 2-Rail track. (The suffix-2 indicates 2-Rail)
I know you want a western road name, but that is the thing with ebay. It isn't a store. Things come up basically randomly. Here is a 2-rail Pennsy. https://www.ebay.com/itm/HO-MTH-Die...943150?hash=item2f3635912e:g:1WoAAOSwtV9dcmzN

Enter your search. Tell it to save the search and indicate e-mail notification. It will tell you when the one you want pops up.
 




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