Omnicon Scale Models 4-8-2 Notes

Running Improvements

(photo © Bill Winans)

Dick Karnes reports that four models he worked on all had some issue with running properly. The prototype engine had "blind" center drivers (no flanges), but the model had all wheels flanged. The model's axles were spaced according to the prototype, though, so that caused the center driver's flanges to touch laterally, causing running problems on curves. While Omnicon was in business, they made available blind center drivers. Dick's recommendation now is to find someone with machinists tools and have them remove the flanges from the center drivers.

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