Custom Loco Work
- Who out there should I contact to do custom loco work for me? I want
to take the Marklin Casey Jones 4-6-0 and make it into a 4-4-0?
- --- In email@example.com, "John Bartolotto" <jsbart@p...> wrote:
> Who out there should I contact to do custom loco work for me? I wantJohn,
> to take the Marklin Casey Jones 4-6-0 and make it into a 4-4-0?
> John Bartolotto
I think you have an outstanding plan. I just looked at a few photos
of the Casey Jones, and I believe it very feasible to convert into a 4-
4-0. Would look marvelous. If I had a Casey Jones, I would convert it
into "the General" and perhaps another into "the Texas". The two main
locomotives involved in the Civil Wars Great Locomotive Chase!" The 4-
4-0 "The General" is housed in the Kennassaw Railroad Museum about 20
miles from me. "The Texas" is in the Cyclorama in Atlanta. Never seen
the Texas yet. Again, outstanding plan you have. I hope you find
someone to make the conversion for you. The Z community is long
overdue for a larger variety of Steam Engines.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "John Bartolotto" <jsbart@p...>
> I want to take the Marklin Casey Jones 4-6-0Does the Casey Jones have the same chassis as
> and make it into a 4-4-0?
the 88991 locomotive? If so, after the removal
of front drivers, the center (slightly floating)
wheel set need to become a "rigid" driver. I'll
check with the 88991 how this fix can be done.
Also, the "free swinging" pilot wheel assembly
need to become rigid, and the flanges of front
wheel set need to be turned down, so the locomotive
will be able to negotiate smaller radiuses. Another
important step is to re-balance the locomotive to
have the correct weight at the front. The electric
pick-up "skill" of the locomotive will suffer too,
unless the front wipers are extended to at least
to the rear pilot wheel. It sounds like fun...
- --- In email@example.com, "John & Sue Bartolotto" <jsbart@p...>
> It sure does look the same as the 8899/88991Of course. You can do the modification, I'll
> series locomotive.
> Can I contact you off-line about this?
help with a few suggestions.