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HOn30 SR & RL 2-6-2 #18 - SAHGO re-issue
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 Posted: Thu Apr 7th, 2016 09:21 pm
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Late last year SANGO started to re-issue some of their old HOn30 engines, passenger cars and rolling stock.

I bought one of the brass SR & RL #18 engines. I don't solder so I had Sango drop ship it to Yoshiya Kobayashi in Japan, a master model builder, to build for me. I have used Yoshiya to build many (12 or 13) other brass HOn30 engines. He is truly a master builder. He is quick and all my engines have run excellent out of the box.

This morning I received the SL & RL #18 and out of the box it also ran excellent. Shipping was less then 4 days from Japan to me in Texas.

Waiting for the crew to arrive.
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The SR & RL #18 running on my HOn30 test loop.
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I would suggest an 8 shaped test track. Turning one way then the other may reveal glitches that show up only when turning one way. Also repeat the whole thing going backwards, just in case. Jose.



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Nice looking locomotive! Thanks for sharing.

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I have revised my test loop to add more track and a cross-over. Later today I will see if I can add one or two turnouts. That should give me a better test to see if everything still runs OK.



One thing I have found out is that the #18 doesn't like smaller radius curves any better then my SL&SR # 23 or #24.

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Yep...my HOn30 buddy has no less than 18" radius curves because his 2-6-2's hate anything less. He's partial to Shays & Climax locos but has the big stuff. I have less than 18" on my 35n2 layout but then I have "fixed" the Shays or threatened them with the torch.

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I went to a local train show this past weekend. I was able to buy 3 turnouts, two left and one right. I turned my test track into a large oval using two turnouts for a short "run around track" if that is what they are called. The other turnout switches the track to the "mine" spur.

Now with three turnouts I ran my new SR&RL #18 to see how it runs over the turnouts. No problems, nary I slow down.

This engine runs so nice.

I have an old digital camera and made a short video. I have a problem, I have no idea what to do with the video now but I am working on it. I can watch it on the camera.

The engine is moving but you have to trust me on that.

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I have added another test loop. The inside loop is made from some PECO HOn30 track using one 3' straight piece, a bunch of PECO curve section track and a few PECO turnouts.



This track is not fastened down and would be a good test of the SL & RL 2-6-2 ability to stay on the track and maintain good electrical pickup. As the engine runs around on the track the track slides around a bit.

The engine runs through the many turnout and shifting track without any problems.

Part of what I am doing with my test track is tip-toeing my way into a possible small HOn30 layout.

I found an article for an HOn30 layout called Elk River Line by Jim Frary and Bob Hayden. The ELK River layout was featured in the 1970 April to July, RMC. It was 3' x 5' and has a simple track plan and a minimum of turnouts. I may use the the basic track plan for the first part of a small HOn30 layout. .

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Look also for the Carrabasset & Dead River (lotsa articles ) mostly in RMC. Also go to
http://www.hon30.org/
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pipopak,

Thanks for the reply and the link. I read the atrical and I think I even have a copy of that issue.

The terrain and theme for my layout will be from the Fiddletown and Copperoplis book by Carl Fallberg.

This small layout will contain the town of Fiddletown and the hills in the background. It had a mine in the hills above the town. I will model that and a few of the other major structures in the town.

I have some recycled 1" x 3" lumber and a full size track plan so I am about ready to start on the benchwork.

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