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Waht is the prototype?    I have USH PRR 4-8-2s and they have blind center drivers.    They will go around 48" radius with no problem.    I would think the MG might be similar if PRR.  

Also, I have some old MG catalogues, so if you list the prototype/model, I can look up what was listed as Min radius in the catalouge.    All the MG stuff had a min radius listed, I think.

So KTM made models both for Max and USH.  There are slight differences in most models - the SP Mountain mechanism only changed the gearbox and axle diameter.  The Max PRR K4 is distinguished by a correct boiler taper.  The USH copied the incorrect taper in the MRR Cyclopedia.  Under $200 is a good deal for either, although the Max K4 is usually in that price range.

The one that really dramatically changed was the SP AC-12.  Max used the wrong size drivers!

KTM is Katsumi Moketein - forgive the spelling; my Japanese is non-existent.

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FWIW... There was a MG Erie K5 that sold at the Cleveland 2R show this month. Saw one at Indy in 2019 as well. The Erie K5 is my favorite steam engine, but I can't bring myself to buy a brass model from the 60s with an open frame motor when I run DCC/Sound and install smoke units in my steam. Unfortunately, I will probably never get one in O scale. Precision scale did them a couple years ago in HO scale and they were fantastic.

@jonnyspeed posted:

FWIW... The Erie K5 is my favorite steam engine, but I can't bring myself to buy a brass model from the 60s with an open frame motor when I run DCC/Sound and install smoke units in my steam. Unfortunately, I will probably never get one in O scale. Precision scale did them a couple years ago in HO scale and they were fantastic.

I think I've seen examples of your work on some of these sites: I'm betting you could swap an open frame for a can and install some sort of smoke device ...👍 🙂

Mark in Oregon

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