Mantua 508 1890 4-6-0 Dixie Bell Ten Wheeler Kit HO Scale

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Mantua 508 1890 4-6-0 Dixie Bell Ten Wheeler Kit

There is no greater accomplishment, or satisfaction, than in building something yourself. Fortunately, in this era of supplied entertainment, where accomplishment requires only two thumbs and is often measured by how many levels have been completed, vintage locomotive kits from Roundhouse, Mantua and TYCO still offer the challenge, and opportunity, to use all ten fingers and create your own unique model railroading masterpiece. You will find no greater selection of these great kits from a bygone era than here at MRRHQ's Vintage Model Steam Locomotive Works.

(The construction of the #508 Dixie Bell Kit is the same as the #509 Rodgers Kit except for part substitutions: The coal burning stack is used instead of the wood burning stack and #6517 and #6516 domes are used instead of #6515 and #6514 domes as on the Rodgers. #7922 coal load is used instead of #7921 wood load.)

FULL DISCLOSURE: A previous owner began assembly and got as far as painting the body silver and the Tender frame black. Thus the below market bargain price.


  • C-7 Mint Condition with Very Good Original Box.
  • Certified 100% Complete by MRRHQ Vintage Steam Locomotive Works.
  • Inventoried and sealed in custom-fitted air tight heavy zip lock bag.
  • All small parts sealed in original plastic bags.
  • All original Instructions are present.
  • Operating Headlamp.
  • One-piece boilers, engine covers, cabs and tenders of pressure-cast Zamac high impact plastic.
  • Castings are sharp and clean and include highly detailed boiler fronts, smoke stacks, valves, pipes and rivet heads.
  • Real Brass hand rails, fittings, ornate steam domes and tender pick-up wheels.
  • Powerful Pittman style 5-pole motor polished, serviced, tested and sealed.
  • Smooth, quiet nylon gears assembled on knurled axles.
  • Authentic brass hex-head screws for spacer-assembled side rods.
  • Replaceable long-life brass axle bearings.
  • Easy rolling needle point truck axles of cadmium plated steel.
  • Heavy cast metal locomotive and tender frames.
  • Mantua Catalog 1978-1983
  • Check our Blog for historical information about this legendary locomotive class.
  • HO Scale 1:87 Dimensions: Locomotive 6 1/8 x 1 3/8 x 2" Tender 3 3/8 x 1 3/8 x 1 1/2"
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