A few weeks ago my son picked me up an old 38 Standard gauge set while in Whichita. It was pretty rough and it only got worse as I took the locomotive apart. Even though it is old and rough I had to do something with it so I repaired the motor as best as possible and resoldered and painted the shell. It looks good and runs OK but has no pulling power as it is only pulling with 2 wheels. The frame on the non geared axle is so worn that I couldn't reattached and use the drive rods or they would go out of quarter.So 2 wheel drive not much pulling power but it does look good.
Anyone have a 38 frame that doesn't have enlarged axle holes that they would like to sell?
Eventually I'll find a frame or maybe I'll put a super motor in it. I also finished repainting the semaphore in the pictures, that came out perfect.