So, the my little pike, the WNC&P RR&N/G-WR, just got a Mantua 4-8-0 and a Walther's Doodlebug (CP & NP), and I'm happy with the doodlebug, new in the box, never ran, from a late modeler, but that same late modeler's 4-8-0 is a rough rider (wher'd it go, San Juan hill with Teddy?), and I'm it my whit's end. I replaced the missing smokebox cover, with a Percision Scale Brass cover (held on by the hand rails clamping the rivets, and holding nicely), and fixed the back step, greased the gears, but it's still rough riding! What did I do wrong? Heck, I even cleaned the hair from the darn thing (
), and still it ride's rough! Is this what I get for a five dollar steamer (it was $10 and yes I did test it)? Should I stop buying steam for under ten dollars? Help? -
On a side note, the doodlebug cost me thirty dollars, and I'm still shocked, at how a charmer it is!
"Ayeeeee!" - Says the Fonz!