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HOn30 Locomotive Mechanism Database

By Ray Montgomery – Updated 26-Mar-2003

Bachmann Spectrum 2-8-0
Wheel arrangement 2-8-0 + tender
Visual o-OOOO+oo-oo
Price List $135 USD 10/10/2002
Type Steam
Drive type Worm driving pair of gears to center 2 drivers
Motor descrpition 5-pole open frame
Minimum radius 9-3/4″(mfgr)
Electric pickup All drivers and all tender wheels
Performance Excellent at all speeds; very good slow; very smooth
Flywheels 0
Driver Diameter 30″
Tire width n/a
Flange Depth 9′ 6″
Driver wheelbase 14′ 8″
Total wheelbase 15″
Size of pilot/trailing wheels n/a
Dimensions n/a
Submitted by Jim Scott
Notes Full valve gear. Conversion kit not on market yet Reviewed in MR Apr 2002 – has picture of mechanism with boiler shell removed DCC can be installed with some work
Links n/a
Bemo (old) H0e HFB 110
Wheel arrangement 0-6-0
Visual
Price
Type Steam
Drive type worm and spur gear
Motor descrpition unknown, 3-pole, can
Minimum radius 350 mm
Electric pickup 6 wheels
Performance new design with can motor and fly wheel could improve
Flywheels 0
Driver Diameter 7
Tire width 9
Flange Depth .6
Driver wheelbase 12 and 14 resp
Total wheelbase 26
Size of pilot/trailing wheels n/a
Dimensions n/a
Submitted by josef-wagner
Notes spure gears of old bemo make are rather poor. could only be improved by using thus of weinert with new axlesof mechanism with boiler shell removed DCC can be installed with some work
Links n/a
Fleischmann N Scale #7000 0-4-0 Tank locomotive
Wheel arrangement 0-4-0
Visual OO
Price 55.00 year 2002
Type Steam
Drive type Worm and gear
Motor descrpition Looks like 5 pole but could be a 3 poler
Minimum radius Tiny loco will handle just about any radius
Electric pickup on the 4 driving wheels
Performance Good slow speed operation, good weight
Flywheels 0
Driver Diameter 36 inches
Tire width 9 inches
Flange Depth 4 inches
Driver wheelbase 9 feet
Total wheelbase 25 feet
Size of pilot/trailing wheels
Dimensions 26 feet x 9 1/2 feet
Submitted by John R. Engbers
Notes Can be adapted to the Chiver’s Forney, but you have to do some cutting of the cab and the boiler to clear the motor. Big improvement over the Bachman mechanism for this purpose
Links reynauld’s .com
Fleischmann piccolo 0-8-0T DB cl 98/?
Wheel arrangement 0-8-0T
Visual
Price about 120$
Type
Drive type rod & gear combo
Motor description open frame
Minimum radius 9inch
Electric pickup all wheel
Performance very good
Flywheels 1
Driver Diameter 6.2mm
Tire width 1.6mm
Flange Depth 0.8mm
Driver wheelbase 8.8-8.8-7.8
Total wheelbase 25.4mm
Size of pilot/trailing wheels
Dimensions
Submitted by Tjeng Chiao
Notes F to B 11-8.8-8.8-7.8-14.3
Links n/a
Joe Works/Flying ZooPorter brass steam locomotive kit
Wheel arrangement 0-4-0
Visual OO
Price $50
Type Steam
Drive type Brass worm to brass gears
Motor descrpition Open-Frame
Minimum radius 9 inch
Electric pickup all wheels
Performance Smooth, but temperamental on dirty track
Flywheels none
Driver Diameter 6 mm
Tire width 2.5 mm
Flange Depth 1 mm
Driver wheelbase 16 mm
Total wheelbase 16 mm
Size of pilot/trailing wheels none
Dimensions 55 mm loa
Submitted by Mike Heines
Notes Produced in Japan about 20 years ago by Joe Works for Flying Zoo. Still shows up at swap meets once in a while. Screwdriver and some soldering needed to put together.
Links n/a
Minitrix DB Tenderlok BR89/7 cat # 12833/12837 (similar)
Wheel arrangement 0-6-0T
Visual OOO
Price $100
Type Steam
Drive type Gears
Motor descrpition can
Minimum radius 9 inch
Electric pickup all wheel
Performance very good
Flywheels 1
Driver Diameter 7.6 mm
Tire width 1.6 mm
Flange Depth 0.8 mm
Driver wheelbase 11.7 mm
Total wheelbase 23.4 mm
Size of pilot/trailing wheels
Dimensions
Submitted by Tjeng Chiao
Notes abs front-1st driver – 2nd driver – 3rd driver – back 13-11.7-11.7-16mm
Links n/a
Fleischmann piccolo 0-8-0T DB cl 98/?
Wheel arrangement 0-8-0T
Visual OOOO
Price $120
Type Steam
Drive type rod and gear combo
Motor descrpition open frame
Minimum radius 9 inch
Electric pickup all wheel
Performance very good
Flywheels 1
Driver Diameter 6.2 mm
Tire width 1.6 mm
Flange Depth 0.8 mm
Driver wheelbase 8.8 – 8.8 – 7.8 mm
Total wheelbase 25.4 mm
Size of pilot/trailing wheels
Dimensions
Submitted by Tjeng Chiao
Notes 11-8.8-8.8-7.8-14.3
Links n/a
Bachmann N gauge
Wheel arrangement 0-6-0
Visual OOO
Price 2nd hand 10.00, GBP 20
Type Steam
Drive type Worm and Gear
Motor descrpition 5 pol3 open frame
Minimum radius unknown
Electric pickup split frame, front and rear drivers
Performance good
Flywheels 0
Driver Diameter 2.257′ (27.084″)
Tire width 0.514′ (6.171″)
Flange Depth 0.343′ (4.114″)
Driver wheelbase 5.829′ (69.942″)
Total wheelbase
Size of pilot/trailing wheels
Dimensions L67.0 W20.3 H22.4, L19.14′ W5.8′ H6.4′
Submitted by Woody
Notes Traction tires on front drivers
Links n/a

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