Easy conversion for the Roundhouse 2-8-0!

Discussion in '2-8-0 Consolidations' started by patrick flory, May 12, 2020.

  1. patrick flory

    patrick flory Member

    Jim James take note!


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  2. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Beautiful looking locomotive. Probably too heavy for my Castor River Bridge’s rating. Heck, with a little work and some detailing you could turn that classic Roundhouse offering into a nice Frisco workhorse. Thanks for posting.
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  3. gna

    gna Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I have an old time 2-8-0 that I got from Roundhouse right before the sale to Athearn--it runs great. I also have an old roundhouse old-time 2-8-0 kit that stalls all the time. Maybe I'll work on it some more. I like that wood cab. Mine has alligator crossheads, though...
  4. patrick flory

    patrick flory Member

    Well, run it around at the interchange yard. That’s what I do with my 2-8-2’s which don’t go out on the line. Except just for the heck of it every now and then.

    Incidentally the MP (ex NOT&M, ex ex Frisco) branch back home had three E35 swing bridges, which allowed only light ten wheelers and ex Frisco light 2-8-0’s in the 1000 series, almost identical to the Mississippian 76 and 77. The Russian decapods were just a little too heavy. Too bad . I love those engines and am getting ready to have 7 operable.

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