Collection for train #6 still waits for a steamer Originally posted March 7,2009 My train collection of USA woodside freight cars has been idle now for 2 years waiting for a decent and reliable steam engine to pull it. The Aristocraft Delton 1:24 scale Delton series C-16 just doesn't have enough pulling power and has a ton of wheel slippage. The Bachman -2-6-0 anniversary engine did not fair any better either. The Aristocraft Mikado which was the last locomotive to pull this train just had failure after failure with motor block and pick up power problems. I lost out on Buying a USA Hudson J1E and they are no longer making a Rio Grande unit. The Accucraft 1:32 scale ratio trains are too expensive and too fa out of scale ratio, the MTH trains are also too far of out scale ratio and require DCS to get full function from the sound system. Hartland locomotive works which is 1:24 scale ratio and would be perfect is also not a strong puller and all of their locomotives are made after the 1800's. I think Accucraft AMS steam locomotives may be my only hope. I hop that one day a manfcaturer can make a mainline steam enigine that can pull a string of 15 of these woodside freight cars and be very dependable. I would love to see a "Mountain Type" Rio Grande steam locomotive come out, that would be awesome. Pitctured below is some of my USA woodside freight car colection.