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Re: Fitting Walschearts Valve Gear to an HOn3 MDC 2-8-0

October 08, 2019 04:38PM avatar
AlpineCMR Wrote:
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> . . . where could I obtain suitable valve gear
> parts, or would I need to make them myself?

C&Ssteamer Wrote:
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> I used the Walschearts valve gear parts off of HO
> scale Mantua locomotives for the conversion.
> These parts were pretty common at one time.


'At one time' was back in the 1950's, when I was still in high school -

The Mantua valve gear parts were sold separately as an add-on kit.  I remember seeing a Mantua 'Little Six' with the external valve gear added.  It was pretty simple, though — just some flat, stamped parts and a few rivets.

If you want a more realistic valve gear, you'll probably have to make the parts yourself; sheet and strip brass is pretty easy to work with, and solders easily.  If a bozo like Roosso can do it, anyone can (see [ngdiscussion.net]).

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Fitting Walschearts Valve Gear to an HOn3 MDC 2-8-0

AlpineCMR October 06, 2019 07:09AM

Re: Fitting Walschearts Valve Gear to an HOn3 MDC 2-8-0

C&Ssteamer October 07, 2019 10:54AM

Re: Fitting Walschearts Valve Gear to an HOn3 MDC 2-8-0

Johnson Barr October 08, 2019 04:38PM

Re: Fitting Walschearts Valve Gear to an HOn3 MDC 2-8-0

hhdarr October 08, 2019 10:34PM



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