I just read the closed thread on this topic while searching for a wiring diagram for the 2-6-2 Santa Fe. Can anyone here help? And one immediate question- When did Paya start outfitting this loco with a smoke unit? And what made the smoke. I did try google first.
According to this article, Paya added a smoke unit to their locomotive in 1944.
If I am not mistaken, the late Peter Bianco of Trainworld/Trainland fame once offered these Spanish made tinplate trains for sale in the early 1970's. Any of the older forum members recall these ads?
I thought some other "geezers" would remember those offerings! :-) BTW I am 75.
I remember the Paya ads. I really wanted some of them, like the M-10,000 but was broke at the time. People who did buy the Paya trains complained about lack of quality in construction and materials.
I inquired about them, and also passed since I had limited funds and three children under the age of five at the time (1971-1972)! Played with my used postwar and MPC!
The Paya trains were very nice to look at but many suffered from metal fatigue. Miketg
I once owned a couple of the Paya steamers I believe green and also blue 2-6-2's. The engines had a resistance type heater coil and a bellows that was mechanically driven to puff the smoke. As MIKETG indicated, the casting both wheels and passenger car vestibules, suffered from the dreaded zinc pest. The plating was flaking off the wheels as they expanded.
Paya had beautiful colors on their passenger rolling stock, but the trucks were designed in such a way that they were very difficult to remove. My Paya cars had a difficult time staying on the track and I finally got rid of them. I never had a Paya locomotive but I understand that they were not good runners.
Thanks for the replies and info! Someone just has to have a wiring schematic.
Can you post a picture of the locomotive and its wiring?
The wiring should not be too different than a postwar Lionel steamer.
The one I'm looking at has 2 switches on top of the boiler, all the wiring is undone or I would draw it out. The reverse is manually operated, so it should not be too bad once I understand about the loose wires from the boiler top.
You might try to contact (using google translate) the guy that made this video:
Thanks, and nice website and youtube movies! I learned a bit about Paya motor maintenance from that video, even though my Spanish is very limited. Looks like a late model engine, and I thought I saw a crack in one of the drivers