Has anyone ever disconnected the lead set of drive wheels on a scale Articulated steam locomotive in o gauge?
i realize doing so might hinder traction and pulling power, but it should allow both set of wheels to slip ever so slightly and fall in and out of sync like the real things do (and the semi-scale models that have two independent motors do).
It’s a bummer that with all of the scale detail and proportion - you get two sets of drive wheels locked together and that wouldn’t be in reality.
Im wondering if this cheap trick might add to the realism without severely screwing up the locomotive. Thoughts? Experiences? Outrage? 🤷🏽♂️