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 Posted: Sat Apr 9th, 2011 02:10 pm
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It's HO standard gauge. A brass version was done by Gem -- I got one of those years ago, but it literally fell apart when I stripped off the varnish to paint it. Oh, well.

The 2-4-4-2 appears to have been something of a Baldwin standard design, even if they didn't do too many of them. Little River 126 was unsatisfactory, and the railroad sent it back to Baldwin, which resold it to a line in Oregon, and it ran for various owners until the 1950s. Baldwin replaced the 126 with another one for the Little River, which ran successfully there and was painted for a while in Southern green. Model Railroader published the plan and ran another Baldwin builders photo of a 2-4-4-2 that ran in Mississippi, but burning wood with smaller drivers.

It's certainly as common as the Bachmann On30 2-6-6-2. Actually, I got it from my hobby shop as a second or third hand item for about what you'd pay for an equivalent Bachmann. I told the guy this meant Bachmann would probably bring one out next month.

 

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