: Stuart Brorson wrote:
:> Guys --
:> I'm thinking about getting a Boston & Main 2-6-0 Mogul for my (future)
:> Lexington Branch RR. The prototype will be the engines run by the B&M
:> in suburban service during the 1940s and '50s. I'd like a smooth
:> running loco, good detail is important and I want to control it with
:> DCC. Oh, and I'm working in HO!
:> Does anybody here have recommendations for me? I'm a relative newbie
:> and am not totally familiar with all the manufacturers out there....
:> Thanks for your suggestions!
: The most widely used B&M Mogul was the Type B15. They entered service
: around the turn of the century and were still pulling Boston commuter
: trains right up to the end of steam in 1957. Some still had slide
: valves into the '50's, others had the more modern piston valves.
: IHC makes a mogul in plastic of which I have two. With B&M markings
: on the tender they are "good enough" at least for me. Find the model
: with the coal tender rather than the oil tender. The B&M always burned
: coal. A careful study of prototype photos will reveal a number of
: differences, but lacking the photos, the IHC's look OK, especially
: pulling a few open platform wood commuter coaches.
: The IHC's can be improved by painting the tender wheelfaces grimy
: black and by adding a working coupler to the pilot. They are good
: runners but being small and light they don't pull all that much,
: certainly not more than a dozen cars.
: David Starr
Thanks to everybody for their helpful suggestions! I'll check out
IHC. I enjoyed the kitbashed 2-6-0 website which was also pointed