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Old 10-27-2019, 02:08 PM   #1
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Un-wrapping a Rivarossi 4-4-0 Genoa

Wrapped up and put away some 35 years ago I rediscovered one of my all time favorites. Then got a surprise.

I had forgotten that I had wired in a grain of wheat lamp into the headlight.

Old style box, foam had long since crumbled away.
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Old 10-29-2019, 06:24 PM   #2
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I have the Reno and it can't pull anything. What does yours have for traction bands? Mine has copper rings in there and oil got in underneath, the rings just slide.
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Old 10-29-2019, 07:16 PM   #3
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I have the Reno and it can't pull anything. What does yours have for traction bands? Mine has copper rings in there and oil got in underneath, the rings just slide.
I never had a problem with traction and I pulled either old time passenger cars or flat beds and tank cars.

I have old and new examples. Both have vinyl bands on the drivers. One big difference between old and new is the pistons tank on the old model is brass and held on with a screw while the later versions were plastic and snapped on.
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Old 10-29-2019, 10:25 PM   #4
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I think the traction bands are worn off mine. Something else to look for.
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Old 12-01-2019, 08:35 AM   #5
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Cool to know the differences, I have one loco and tender, new in the box from the 1990s, and I need to check it out. Also have the complete freight set, too.

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Old 12-01-2019, 08:48 AM   #6
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I love the old AHM/Rivarossi trains.

There are traction tires available on eBay now and then.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/P-155-032-T...QAAOSwgzBcHpn9

That or use “Bullfrog snot” and paint them on your self...

http://www.bullfrogsnot.com/

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Old 12-01-2019, 09:34 AM   #7
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I didn't receive an order I'd placed for Bullfrog Snot. Anyone have a similar experience?

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Old 12-01-2019, 11:35 AM   #8
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Enjoyed those videos. #2 must have set a record for an articulated mallet hauling cars, either that or clever video editing.

Just bought these on ebay. I collect V&T engines but never have I seen these before.

Any idea's? Successor to the Americans I guess. Rivarossi or Pocher?
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Old 12-01-2019, 03:53 PM   #9
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These cheapos look nice, especially if one prefers the toylike appearance. Old AHM and Rivarossi locos run decent and fast, almost like hustlers from Athearn, except for passing through any kind of turnouts and crossings, at least on my layout. But the new Mehano Prestige series is beyond comparison. A lot of detail, high quality, very expensive, though.
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