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12/31/19 Edition

*Modeling Starks WI*

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Mantua 2-6-4, 2-8-2 and 0-6-0

Bob and Paul rebuild their Mantua Mike, Pacific and a Big 6

The update is that the Mantua Mike (above) is up and operating with a Soundtrax system and has a keep alive capacitor helping it run smooth, the construction took less time than the documentation.


Bob's Mike tested after regearing but in need of more milling for the motor

Bob's Project setup

Paul's 4-6-2 tested with motor

The rest of the parts without the boiler, cab and tender


Working on the update of the locos has required the accumulation of tools and a great deal of milling machine work to fit the can motor and gears in place. Just the removal of drivers for gear replacement has been a challenge. The tools from North West Short line has helped as has having machine tools to use. These are older locomotives and care must be taken with their cast parts.

More details to come soon.



Updated 12/31/2019

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