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All,

I have already looked on the forum and the MTH website and have a partial answer from that. I just recently received a 5 car set of MTH French passenger cars and am enamored with them. I want to get a matching engine but after searching the internet high and low but only a 141P Mikado (20-3487-2) is available. After looking at the OGR Forum and MTH's website, I see that most premier line locomotives (including this engine) have the ability to convert to either 2 or 3 rail thanks to the "MTH Proto-scale 3-2" system.

 

My question is this:

What will the minimum curve be for this 2-rail MTH engine when it is converted to 3-rail?

 

I would assume it would be more than the 0-54 recommended from the 3 rail version due to the flanges. Many thanks in advance for your help!

Bryce

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I can’t speak for that particular locomotive, but I got my hands on a Hudson with that same set up, and even on O81 Atlas track, you could tell the flanges were fighting it.....I had no issues traversing switches, or obviously on straight track, but that thing in a curve, and you could hear it just cryin away till it came out....your results may vary, some others have mentioned they had little to no issues on Fastrack, but I’ve never owned any Fastrack,...and I’d imagine old school tube track just ain’t happen in’ .....

Pat

 

@harmonyards posted:

I can’t speak for that particular locomotive, but I got my hands on a Hudson with that same set up, and even on O81 Atlas track, you could tell the flanges were fighting it.....

Pat,

I thought as much, thank you for confirming my suspicions. 

Alas, I have no room for curves in the "greater than O-81" category. I'll be on the lookout for a high-rail version then.

Thank you again!

Bryce

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