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« on: December 12, 2013, 04:11:40 PM »

I'm looking at a 2-4-2 on eBay.  It has a tnder; it's lettered for the WP & Y and numbered "9."  Olive w/ red cab roof.  From the description:  "DUSTY AND WHEELS NEED CLEANED TO RUN BETTER- BEEN ON SHELF LONG   TIME"  Appears to be intact.  BiN Prince $148.30.

I have no experience with this engine type.  Is it a reliable type or prone to failure?  Any problems to be aware of?

Thansk for any input.
Mike M

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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2013, 05:49:14 PM »

It is prone to gear failure that is probably why it is not running well as stated
Loco Bill Canelos

Model railroading since 1947

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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2013, 12:18:27 AM »

That specific loco is from 1992, Item 91119   WP&Y   loco #9   1992   2-4-2,  with tender, White Pass & Yukon            wood burner   MSRP $120.00 in 1992.

The mechanism is very prone to failure and electrical pickup is poor if even the slightest dirty.  You can buy a new 2-4-2T but without a tender.  Shame about the old mechanism it was a nice model.

I have seen them on sale for as low as $200 brand new!  It is updated with better pickup and a vastly improved mechanism over those old ones and better detail as well.

Have fun!!

Loco Bill

Loco Bill,  Roundhouse Foreman
Colorado & Kansas Railway Missouri Western Railway
Semi Official Historian; Bachmann Large Scale
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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2013, 04:14:21 PM »

Thanks, gentlemen!  It is a shame:  I very much like the looks of this version better than the new one.  I don't want to risk that kind of $$$ on one with such a pedigree without a thorough health history.
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