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Would anyone know if the 150 series motors use the same chassis mount as the 248 box-cab. They look the same but I have no idea of the measurements - front-to-back and side-to-side distances between mounting holes on the 150 chassis.
 

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Have several 156 electrics and an red and a orange 248 electric don't let size fool anybody as the 156 is the largest of the 150 series and the 248 is quite small yet the motors mount holes measure center of screw to center of screw 3 9/16.
on them all.

In looking at ours the motors would easily interchange even though the frames motor mount bracket is slightly different everything would line up height wise also width wise and screw holes there is nothing to prevent the interchange of them with no modification at all.
Hope this helps.
 

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Have several 156 electrics and an red and a orange 248 electric don't let size fool anybody as the 156 is the largest of the 150 series and the 248 is quite small yet the motors mount holes measure center of screw to center of screw 3 9/16.
on them all.

In looking at ours the motors would easily interchange even though the frames motor mount bracket is slightly different everything would line up height wise also width wise and screw holes there is nothing to prevent the interchange of them with no modification at all.
Hope this helps.
Many thanks for the info.

You mentioned the 156 is the largest. What is the relative size of the 150 body compared to the 148 body. I'm just trying to get an idea of 150's size.
 

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The early 150 in 1916 to early part of 1917 had a cab not including frame that was 5 and 3/4 , from 1917 onward to final year 1925 the cab was 5"

Cab only not including frame on 248 is close to 6"

The 152 and 153 engines were both the same size cab at 5 and 3/4 same except number and the 153 had hole with reversing rod coming out the end of cab often missing and or replaced with a homemade type of rod.

The 154 was even bigger had one long time ago and regret selling it larger than 150,152,153 and 158 and a little smaller than the 156.

The 158 had a 5" cab no headlight instead 2 stamped imitation headlights.

Some evolved from the even older 700 series electrics and fun to read about all of these.
Tons of fun running them.
 

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Thanks. I have early and late model 610/612 passenger cars. There medium size at ~ 9" long. I'm wondering which loco was used to pull the early cars that date back to 1915.
 

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One engine that pulled them was the 156 electric 1917-1923 as a note it had a 10 inch frame the cab sat on, i have seen several sets over the years .Not sure what others may have at that time.

Like you also have the early 1915-1925 and later 610s 1926-1930
Later 610s were pulled by 254, 253 and a few others.
 

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From 1915 to 1920 things did n
ot change much. From the repair disc the 150 appeared in 1916 and the others 1917 being 152, 154, 156. The earliest catalog I have is 1923 which has a write up for these engines.
 
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