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  1. How good is the quality of the MTH No. 6 steam loco?

    Hi, I am new to the forum, but a long time train enthusiast, and I just purchased my first MTH / standard gauge steam engine...It's the MTH "No. 6" B&O 4-4-0 tinplate steam engine reproduction by Lionel! I paid $750 total for this loco brand new never opened in sealed carton and being OCD, I...
  2. Novice question about steam engines

    HO Scale
    Silly question of the day: I have three stream engines, and I do not know how I am supposed to attach them to the tender. I have the electronic plug, and a straight bar with a "C" shaped end. The "C" end fits into a vertical post on the tender, but I see no way of keeping the "C" end attached...
  3. Noob needing help with a Mantua steam engine

    HO Scale
    Hi there, first post ! I was needing some help/advice, so many thanks in advance :) I started going to estate sales and whatnot the last couple of months, and it is common to find model trains and such, but I know nothing about them, so I usually look past them since I don't want to buy...
  4. Eight feet tall stokers?

    N Scale
    I have bought two American steam engines. One Mogul and one Big Boy. Different makes. They both have a huge gap between engine and tender: about three scale feet. There is absolutely no need for this given the minimum curve either locomotive can manage. This connection is nowhere near the...
  5. HO/DCC items

    For Sale or Trade (member-to-member)
    Hello Everyone: I am selling the following: 1) NCE Procab wireless (can be tethered) controller 2) Broadway Limited 3751 (4-8-4) steam engine with sound 3) A.T. & S.F. 2126 steam yard engine (converted to DCC) that smokes 4) A.T. & S.F. El Capitan box car 5) Burlington Northern 2081 diesel...