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I have purchased a Hudson MTH  # 30-1127-1  with disintegrating wheels . I could not find gray replacement wheels . MTH does not have  exact drive block { wheel assembly) for this unit.
They do sell a close replacement  # DF-1200024 with black spoke wheels.The ONLY difference  is the rear truck assembly is missing a riser on the bottom side which does not affect operation.
Heres my photos . It runs great

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Steve (SERG),

Great job but you should use the correct terminology when referring to "Milwaukee's" 4-6-4  HIAWATHA locomotives.  The Milwaukee Road actually "designed" the first 4-6-4 locomotive as the intended replacement for its aging 4-4-4 HIAWATHA "Atlantic" locomotives.  On the plans The Milwaukee Road called their new HIAWATHA 4-6-4 wheel arrangement design a "Baltic".  Unfortunately, Milwaukee's lack of funds prevented their immediate construction so credit for "building" the first 4-6-4 locomotive goes to NYC, which called their 4-6-4 design a "Hudson".  Nevertheless, when they finally rolled out of The Milwaukee Road's Shops, Milwaukee called their 4-6-4 HIAWATHA locomotives "Baltics" not Hudsons.

Bob Nelson

@navy.seal posted:

Steve (SERG),

Great job but you should use the correct terminology when referring to "Milwaukee's" 4-6-4  (Class F-7) HIAWATHA locomotives.  The Milwaukee Road actually "designed" the first 4-6-4 locomotive as the intended replacement for its aging 4-4-4 (Correct would be 4-4-2) HIAWATHA "Atlantic" locomotives.  On the plans The Milwaukee Road called their new HIAWATHA 4-6-4 wheel arrangement design a "Baltic".  Unfortunately, Milwaukee's lack of funds prevented their immediate construction so credit for "building" the first 4-6-4 locomotive goes to NYC, which called their 4-6-4 design a "Hudson".  Nevertheless, when they finally rolled out of The Milwaukee Road's Shops, (Pretty sure these were built by Alco) Milwaukee called their 4-6-4 HIAWATHA locomotives "Baltics" not Hudsons.

Charlie

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@bob3 posted:

Can you guys advise which Milwaukee drawings include "Baltic" (I've been looking but cannot find any) ?

Unfortunately, I can't tell you which drawings by The Milwaukee Road's Chief Mechanical Engineer C. H. Bilty included the name Baltic but check out the info at this site:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milwaukee_Road_class_F6

Note that the drawings were made in 1925 but the Baltics weren't delivered until 1929-30.   I believe the NYC's Hudsons were first delivered in 1927.

Bob Nelson

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