Here's Something A Little Different...

strummer Dec 19, 2016

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    ...an old Rivarossi "V216"... :)

    Mark in Oregon
     
  3. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    That coupler is certainly different.
     
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    It certainly is. As you may have noticed, the buffers are also missing.

    It's pretty primitive compared to today's rolling stock, but the first issue of "Model Railroader" I ever purchased (May 1969) had a small notice regarding the release of this engine. For whatever reason, I liked the look, and have always felt an example would be kinda cool to have on my mantle. These don't show up on eBay very often, but I was lucky enough to have scored one this week, just in time for Christmas. :)

    It came with (2) passenger cars as well...

    Mark in Oregon
     
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    IMG_20161221_081318208.jpg OK, here is a snap with newly-attached buffers, sitting next to a Roco HO scale version...

    Mark in Oregon
     
  6. bremner

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    Looks like a fun toy Mark
     
  7. strummer

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    Yes, I guess you could call it that...(?)

    Mark in Oregon
     
  8. bremner

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    All model trains are a toy...just for older boys
     
  9. SLSF Freak

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    I lived in Germany from 81 -89 and seeing those locos were a treat since practically everything ran off of the catenary. We didn't see a whole lot of diesels save for some switchers and occasionally a class 216 or 218. So, in a weird way, when I lived there that loco reminded me of home where diesels rule!

    -Mike
     
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    Update: for anyone who might be interested. :unsure:

    When I got this, it didn't run: turns out the single powered truck had a bad motor brush. As it so happens, I had a pair of powered trucks from an AHM Fairbanks Morse project I never finished:although the gears were different sizes, (and the trucks are a different length), I was able to swap out the axles/wheel sets and motor/gearing from the FM to this model, so now it has 8 wheel pick up, and (2) motors, so it runs really well.

    Am in the process of getting some sort of lighting system worked out, and am having a ball working on this...

    Happy Holidays. :)

    Mark in Oregon

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  11. SLSF Freak

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    When you get everything going, that should be your new Christmas Tree Train! :)

    -Mike
     

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