Mantua 326-125 Classic 2-6-6-2 Booth Kelly Logger HO Scale

SKU MN326-125s
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Mantua 326-125 Classic 2-6-6-2 Booth Kelly Logger

By the mid-1980s, Mantua's Logger Series included a trio of examples. The original Articulated Logger 2-6-6-2T was joined by an Articulated Logger 2-6-6-2 & Tender, plus a Booth Kelly Logger 2-6-6-2T. The original '80s Loggers featured front and rear independent driver gearing with MG-81 5-pole motor, full working valve gear, operating headlight, stainless steel handrails, die-cast under frame, operating front and rear couplers, and a diode-controlled backup light.


This great locomotive arrived, and was initially listed as, Factory Sealed. It was not until a customer ordered the locomotive with a DCC option that I opened the box and discovered significant damage to the loco. Specifically, the headlamp was broken off also damaging the boiler. One of the sand domes and both Feedwater Heaters were also broken. The damage was severe enough that most other sellers would have simply discarded the loco. Not me, however. This is what I do and, after many hours of restoration, the images above show both the pre-paint and final repair. You will not be disappointed especially at what is, these days, a bargain price.


  • C8 Restored Excellent Condition with Excellent Original Box.
  • Heavy Duty MG-81 Open Frame Motor..
  • Working Smokestack w/Smoke Fluid.
  • Operating Headlamp.
  • Operating Directional Backup Light.
  • Brass Bell.
  • 12 Wheel Drive.
  • Die-cast Metal Frame.
  • Replaceable brass wheel bearings.
  • Stainless Steel Handrails and Turned Metal Handrail Posts,
  • Negotiates very tight radius track.
  • Available Options:*
    • TCS T-1 Standard DCC Decoder Installed.
    Hand-crafted in the U.S.A.

*By selecting ANY of these Options you are acknowledging that you WILL NOT receive this product in sealed condition. Also, by selecting ANY of these Options this product will be certified according to the MRRHQ Certification Process at no additional charge.

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