0-8-0

Manufacturer:Nixon Model Co (Nimco)
Category:0-8-0
Product Type:Metal Kit
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This kit enabled the modeler to convert an A.C. Gilbert American Flyer locomotive to "scale". The kit contained replacement wheels/axles for tender, pilot, and trailing trucks as well as scale drivers and axles. The axles had "D"-shaped ends, and the zamac driver centers had "D"-shaped openings to match. This design assured proper quartering. The modeler had to remove the AF drivers, axles, and worm gear, then use the reverse procedure to install the scale versions (applied using the jaws of a vice to keep the drivers perpendicular to the axles).
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Manufacturer:Overland Models
Manufacturer ID:1705
Category:0-8-0
Road Name:USRA
Model Introduced:1986
Product Type:Brass
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This version has the standard tender (the tender in Bob's photo doesn't match the photo that can be found in Tom Marsh' book, nor the magazine article referenced below). A total of 70 models were built by Ajin Precision Mfg of Korea. Tony Perles did a product review of this engine in the Number 1 issue of the 1986 NASG's Dispatch magazine. Photo #2 shows Bill's model which he decorated for his private railroad. The tender came from an Omnicon 2-8-0.
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Photo #2
photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:Overland Models
Manufacturer ID:1712
Category:0-8-0
Road Name:USRA
Model Introduced:1986
Product Type:Brass
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A total of 80 models were built by Ajin Precision Mfg in Korea. This has the clear-vision tender. Tony Perles did a product review of this engine in the Number 1 issue of the 1986 NASG's Dispatch magazine.
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photo © Tom Henderson
Manufacturer:S Scale Locomotive & Supply
Category:0-8-0
Model Introduced:1985
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
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Jace provided us the kit-parts photos. It came with two different styles of cabs (see Photo #3). The boiler and the smokebox parts were shared between this engine and the company's 2-8-0, but the firebox is wrong for this engine. This kit comes with the correct Baker valve gear.
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photo © Jace Kahn

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