That makes more sense now.. thanks a bunch for taking the time too explain it..
also here is the retro fit kit
.. but Im not sure if this would even work on my model.. seeing that mine doesnt have a gear box on the chassis..
I have another question about this Mikado... The way the boiler shell mounts to the chassis, There is a long screw right in the smoke stack.. (plus 2 under the cab). I have a drop in Seuthe smoke generator.. any ideas on how to go about trying to make this work on this train?
I have a drill press and taps if I should have to relocate the front mounting screw.. Just not sure if I want to totally ruin this thing buy changing it that much .. but I really like the smoke look on these old steamers... And Im all for customizing but Im not sure seeing that this is pretty old and in great condition.
Any tips, ideas or insight would be greatly appreciated