In an effort to model my most local railroad, the Wood River Branch Rail
Road (1874-1947, southern Rhode Island, USA), I have now concluded that
I will need to scratch build / kitbash a Plymouth model HL Type 2 (18 or
20 ton), the WRBRR's last locomotive. My search for a drive train is
now leaning toward 1/2 of a last-generation Bachman Spectrum GE 44 Ton
Each truck appears to be independently powered with its own motor and
gearbox. The wheels are right on at 33" diameter and the wheel base is
close to the required 71-1/2". The plastic side frames look to be
Has anyone here been down this road already?
Can each of these trucks be operated alone?
Should I expect any traction and/or pick-up problems?
Does anyone have an old clapped-out one they want to sell cheap?
Thanks in advance.
19 years ago