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Re: Let's see your engines!     -   Response #822   -   Go to Post in Thread
Posted by toptrain in HO Scale on 09/06/17 at 07:18:21
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*   Here is a locomotive I really want to get back running. It is old, 1945. It is foreign, French, BLZ. It is a 4-6-2 Pacific type. It was 3 rail with a center rail pickup. It ran on 20 volt AC. The company listed it as being OO gauge. It is a streamlined locomotive with interesting lines. Much like the streamlined Lehigh Valley, Black Diamond locomotive. I got it with no tender, no third rail pickup, no lead truck and a shattered center driver. Because the third rail pickup was missing and all drivers were insulated on one side ,I took it to be a DC locomotive. Later on, when I saw the wire field winding with no magnet, I knew what it was, AC powered. Still, I do want to get this relick running again. This time on straight DC. Up to now, that plan isn't working. I chose a Mantua tender to run with it. Here is what it looks like.
*  To me, this is definitely a loco to be saved and gotten running again. I know how high priced this loco would have been if complete and running. It came in 2 colors. A green version and a black version. Most likely it is worth more as a parts loco than anything I can make it look like. Just I know it would look great running again.  
 frank