Roundhouse 426 Weyerhaueser 0-6-0 Tank Switcher Kit HO Scale
Roundhouse 426 Weyerhaueser 0-6-0 Tank Switcher Kit
There is no greater accomplishment, or satisfaction, than in building something yourself. Fortunately, in this era of supplied entertainment, where accomplishment is often measured by how many levels have been completed, vintage locomotive kits from Roundhouse, Mantua and Tyco, like this Roundhouse 426 Weyerhaueser 0-6-0 Tank Switcher Kit, still offer the challenge, and opportunity, to 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.
1978 Excerpt from included Roundhouse 420 documents:
"This model is patterned after the 0-6-0 saddle tank type locomotive built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works ( circa 1890-1930 ). The water that is to be heated and used for steam is carried in a tank that is wrapped around the top of the boiler. Fuel is carried in the bunker at the rear. Primarily intended for general service it was used for short distance hauling and for yard duty as a switcher. Its' range was limited by its' supply of water and fuel. It was at home in a small yard within easy reach of fuel and water. A small single door enginehouse in a corner of the yard served as home as well as a place to do light repairs and maintenance and doubling as a yard office and crew quarters.
The saddle tanker saw service on many industrial lines with their sharp curves and short sidings tucked away in the factory parts of town. It was used by logging railways and mining lines to haul loaded cars from the camps at the end of the lines to the mills on the main lines."
New, Mint Condition in Mint Original Box.
Certified 100% Complete by MRRHQ.
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 including History, Pre-Assembly, Superstructure Assembly, Parts List and Painting.
Powerful 5-Pole Motor w/Brass Worm Gear.
Long lasting Nylon Drive Gear.
Scale 51" Baldwin Drive Wheels.
Heavy cast metal main and tender frame assemblies.
Cast cylinders, yoke, main rods and crosshead.
Brass guide rods and side rods.
All screws, headlamp jewels and other parts needed to complete the kit are included.
Available Option: Front and rear all metal Kadee Knuckle Couplers.
Paperwork dated 1989. Actual duration of production run is unknown.
This is a great introductory kit for beginning modelers.
HO Scale 1:87
Made in U.S.A.
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