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HOplasserem80c

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« on: March 10, 2007, 09:11:32 PM »

does anyone have a picture of one they can share? i want to purchase one but i would like to know what it looks like because when i heard of it i was reading a book. thanks for any pictures
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HOplasserem80c

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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2007, 10:35:08 PM »

or know if it can go around a 18 radius turn
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Nigel

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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2007, 12:26:45 AM »

For the 2-6-6-2 see:
http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/455-345004
for the 2-6-6-2T see:
http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/455-351600

They can go around 18" radius curves.  They 50" drivers, and a rather small, not much larger than the Spectrum 2-8-0, and much smaller than any of the Bachmann 4-8-4 models.

There are four distinct versions; the originals with open frame motors, then came a very short span of ones with Sagami motors, and the final pre-MP take over ones with Mabuchi motors.  The Sagami are the best, with the Mabuchi not far behind.

Model Power purchase the Mantua line a few years ago, and the 2-6-6-2 is available again, with some changes, including a DCC socket.

The 2-6-6-2 chassis is basically two 0-6-0/2-6-2 Mantua/Tyco chassis put together.

See also:
http://tycotrain.tripod.com/tycotrains/id64.html
http://railroad.union.rpi.edu/article.php?article=2606
http://www.steamlocomotive.com/model/HO-steam.shtml

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Woody Elmore

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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2007, 10:44:41 AM »

You can check the Model Power website for availability of the articulateds.
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Pacific Northern


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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2007, 07:36:05 PM »

This post got me curious as to the new "classic" 2-6-6-2 Mantua models, I found a few on the web and ended up buying the GN green version.

Who has one of the new units and how do they run?
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2007, 05:25:34 PM »

I hear they run very well. You can get the katest Model Power/Mantua version with a tender (brand new, factory fresh) from Trainworld for $99.95. The tank engine version is $10 less.
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Pacific Northern


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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2007, 11:12:17 PM »

Thanks for the info, when searching the web for the engine I was surprised at how much detail the new "old" Mantua has. Not quite up to the standard of the brass models but at 20% of their price a great start. I new about the tank versions but was unaware of the tender version. Can hardly wait now for the item to arrive. Darn, checked quit a few of the dealers but missed the Trainworld site, oh well it was only a few dollars more. Darn.
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