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I bought a MTH ICRR 2-8-0 steam engine the other day. It has a few small dings here and there, but the mileage and chronometer showed very low mileage or time.

I bought the engine mainly because it is a 2-8-0. It is lettered for Illinois Central but I was wondering what was the actual prototype engine MTH used to create this engine. The six axle tender is pretty large for a consolidation. I am thinking it may be a Western Maryland engine.

A ICRR roster shows the engine as a Alco built in 1903 but no photos.

The engine tested perfectly, all functions working as intended. It is a PS2/3v system and I installed a BRC2 right away.

A nice hefty locomotive.

Tom

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Wow that just looks like a WORK HORSE!!!! COOL 😎 Good LUCK 👍👍.
Laz, it is a small but big engine!

You know, that lettering could also match what I like, the Intercolonial railway.
Have to go see if these come in HO
Gary, I believe I saw the same type engine offered in HO brass. Probably not a cheap model…

MTH seems to indicate it was modeled after a Western Maryland 2-8-0 built by Baldwin.
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Thanks Bob. I was thinking the same thing. I may repaint it into a Western Maryland scheme.

Tom
 
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