Maybe I am getting forgetful. but is there any US example of a 2-6-4 loco such as the ones Lionel fielded? This is being called the 'Adriatic' overseas, and from a bit of research, except for a German and Australian model, they only seem to be tank engines, even the ones used by 5 RR's in the US like the Illinois Central. Was this loco called an Adriatic over here, or was it given another name? Lionel made a 2-6-2 and a 2-6-4 and called them both 'Prairie' which is usually a 2-6-2. Guessing they just took literary license on their 2-6-4's
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Lionel always played fast and loose with wheel arrangements, as well as size/scale.
I purchased one with the two-axle trailing truck but I think it looks silly with the wheels being different sizes and no semblance of axle boxes. So, I replaced it with the single-axle truck casting, which I think looks better. A secondary effect is that the new wheel arrangement is arguably more realistic.
@John A posted:
Ben- can you post a pic of the engine with the new trailing truck? Thanks. JohnA
It looks like this: https://www.tandem-associates....trains_2026_loco.htm