I have a REA 2-4-2 which is 1:29. It nevertheless harmonized perfectly with our F-scale ( 1:20) equipment on an outdoor layout I once had with a friend in his garden.
Interesting enough, it has two single axle drive units coupled by the rods, and a piston-controlled smoke generator ( if that one were fitted ) outlet. The lights were tailored for 5kHz PWM operation, giving an almost instant constant brightness output when the loco started to move with the REA throttle.
Oh -lest I forget - REA quality is good.
Last edited on Mon Aug 29th, 2016 09:38 pm by Helmut
REA was the forerunner of Aristocraft.
They are not any particular scale and were made n Korea.
Lewis Polk said the general outline was copied from a litho of a NY elevated railway locomotive. They made it the same nominal scale as Lionel big stuff.
Nice loco runs well but a bit iffy on track pick up.
They also had the first version of the FA diesel. OK, but later versions with the BB 2 x axle drive blocks were much better.
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