Talky Tuesday #42

S&NY 2-6-0 #117 passes the camera at an unknown location in last week’s “WW #70” .

Still puzzling how to convert a Bachmann 2-6-0 into this engine. The proportions are very similar, though the cab windows are slightly different. The main issue is the Stephenson-type valve gear and steam chests on the 117, vs. Walschaerts on the model. This would require major mechanical surgery, not just cosmetic. The tender would have to be completely rebuilt or scratch-built, but that is a separate issue…

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