I just ordered the missouri pacific legacy mikado from grzyboski trains today. They said they would test run it for me to make sure all is well. Hate to get it shiped to me and find it was defective.  This is great service and I got it for under $800.00. Best price I have seen. Can't wait to get it!!

Any one have a legacy mikado and do you love it? Would love some feedback. It may hold me over till I get it in the mail.

Roger g.

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My only issue with this engine was it did not have the whistle effect or blowdown effect, which to me are tres cool aspects of Legacy steamers. Other than that, it looked and sounded great at the store.

Bill--Researching the world of model trains

Originally Posted by Doug N:

Do you know the length of this engine & tender?  How does it compare to a Berkshire?

 

Thanks.

 

Doug

The legacy/scale "Mikes" are 20 3/4" and O36 minimum radius. Legacy/scale "Berks" are 26 1/2" and O54 minimum radius.

" No matter how far we travel, the memories will follow in the baggage car."

Originally Posted by RickO:
Originally Posted by Doug N:

Do you know the length of this engine & tender?  How does it compare to a Berkshire?

 

Thanks.

 

Doug

The legacy/scale "Mikes" are 20 3/4" and O36 minimum radius. Legacy/scale "Berks" are 26 1/2" and O54 minimum radius.

That seems short...I guess they were a lot smaller than a berk.

 

doug

Doug N 

 

 

Chief Engineer of the "See & Owe" railroad. When I see something that I like I will soon owe someone for it.

 
 
Originally Posted by Doug N

 

That seems short...I guess they were a lot smaller than a berk.

 

doug

A real Mike comes in at 86',a real Berk at i.e. NKP 765,just over 100'.

" No matter how far we travel, the memories will follow in the baggage car."

Thanks for the positive reveiws! Wish I had a local hobby store. Closest one is mth heavy. I just love Lionel's legacy for ease of use and great remote. I have one legacy sd70ace engine and just love it! Could not wait to get a steamer. Thanks to Feds for my tax refund. Maybe though if they would let me keep more of my pay throughout the year. I could buy more engines!

Roger g.

Originally Posted by Soo Line:

The calalogue said 20 3/4s however this was a misprint.

 

I have the TMCC Western Pacific and it is 23 1/2 end to end.

 

A very impressive engine in TMCC, even better i'm sure in Legacy.

 

You'll like this engine.

 

Soo Line

Thanks Soo Line.  It seemed a little to short.

 

Doug. 

Doug N 

 

 

Chief Engineer of the "See & Owe" railroad. When I see something that I like I will soon owe someone for it.

I have the Texas & Pacific Cab 552 (6-11288) which I also bought from Grzyboski for $775 in November 2011.

 

Great engine, and I really like it! Length coupler to coupler is 21-1/4".

 

You will like it.

 

Alex

 

See my Hidden Pass Junction RR layout under construction here:

https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/d...ent/2415514336550790

 

 

NOTE: I had a minor issue with the engine refusing to run right out of the box, but it turned out to be a slightly out of place or bent support that was interfering with one of the rods, and preventing the main motor from running. I straightened it carefully, and it has run fine ever since. IIRC, the cab light blinked three times (or something like that) to let me know that the motor was stalled.

 

 

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