Railfan.net Home Railfan Photos ABPR Archives Staff Safari Photos Railfan Links

Railfan.net Forums Railfan.net Forums Railfan.net Forums
Welcome, Guest. Please Sign In or Register. Mar 22nd, 2017, 10:29pm
Categories •  FastIndex •  LongIndex •  Help •  Search •  Members  •  Sign In •  Register

Post reply
   Railfan.net Web Forums
   Model Railroading
   HO Scale
   Post reply ( Re: First Model Train: Pennsy A5 Switcher )
A Username and Password are REQUIRED to Post.

If you are seeing this, you are either not logged in or your browser is not honoring the username and password cookie.
Post reply
Message icon:
Add YABBC tags:

Photo Attachments require Netscape 4 or greater or IE5 or greater
Disable Smilies:

Check this if you'll be adding code (or don't like smileys).

shortcuts (IE and NS6 only): hit alt+s to send, alt+p to preview, or alt+r to reset

Topic Summary
Posted by: PennsyFan2017 Posted on: Mar 15th, 2017, 7:20pm
So I recently acquired my first model train in years and I was wanting something that I could start a model railroad with. I got a Pennsy A5 0-4-0. Was it a good choice? Also, I am unsure as to which brand it is (I just bought the train. It was slightly used so it did not come in its case).
Posted by: NEFAN Posted on: Mar 18th, 2017, 8:22pm
Not sure of the maker. It is a good engine for short freight trains and yard switching. It looks like it has horn & hook type couplers, which may need to be changed depending on what type of cars you use. I have a mixture, but mainly use kadee type knuckle couplers. Let us know how your layout is progressing.