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offtrackthoroughbred
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 Posted - November 25 2022 :  4:30:43 PM Link directly to this topic  Show Profile  Add offtrackthoroughbred to Buddylist
Please help identify HO heavy die-cast 2-8-0 weight 1.79 pounds. For comparison a PennLine 2-8-0 weighs 1.33 pounds. It resembles a brass Mantua consolidation made in the 1930's; but it is not brass. The boiler is made of metal that easily scratched as bright silver color. The cab roof and smoke stack are brass. The driving wheels are cast with brass tires applied. It came to me with a Varney plastic body tender. Excellent tractive effort handily pulls 20+ cars up my 3% grade with 15" radius curves.







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offtrackthoroughbred
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 Posted - November 27 2022 :  09:56:01 AM Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Add offtrackthoroughbred to Buddylist
I keep thinking this looks like Varney construction. I have found some mention of a Varney Consolidation designed around a Reading 2-8-0. The tender is lettered for Reading. HOSeeker had technical problems when I looked last week; but today I find it! Maybe. Sprung drivers? Mine does not have sprung drivers.


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scsshaggy
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 Posted - November 27 2022 :  2:48:33 PM Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Add scsshaggy to Buddylist
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Sprung drivers? Mine does not have sprung drivers.
Originally posted by offtrackthoroughbred - November 27 2022 :  09:56:01 AM


These models changed over the years, and it may be that a fabricated frame with springs was replaced with a simpler cast one.

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