Reply to "Westside Model Company B&O Q-4b"

Precision scale would be a source for detail parts.   Mechanical parts would be more of a problem.

I had for time a Westside PRR H6sb that also had the narrow tires.    They were about 1/3 narrower than all my other stuff.    At the time I had a layout in my basement with handlaid track.   As with most basement layouts, the changes in the weather caused the wood to shift some - in the fall and in the spring.

I also had a USHobbies Mikado.    When I got the H6, I had to narrow the gauge on all my curves to keep it on the track.   then the mikado would not go around the curves!    I finally spent a summer regauging and fiddling so I had both engines staying on the track.    But as soon as the weather changed that fall, the H6 started derailing again.   

I finally traded it for an old Max Grey PRR 4-4-0 that the owner said would not pull anything.    We were both happy with the change.    I told him about the narrow tires too.

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