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Stumps63
New Hire

Posted - 02/07/2021 :  8:09:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello, thinking about Hon3 heard alot of bad things about early brass not running smoothly. Any advice would be appreciated

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Bernd
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Posted - 02/07/2021 :  8:53:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I have a number of brass engines both steam and diesel. All the steamers run pretty good. The more expensive the brass steam engine the better they run. You can always put in the newer motors of today.

The diesels are another story. The ones I have don't run to bad. They are noisy due to their drives. Gears will be noisy, especially metal spur gears.

Since you are looking at HOn3 I do have a couple of steam engines. They run pretty good. I don't have any experience with the newer models on the market.

Bernd


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resqrk
Engine Wiper

Posted - 02/08/2021 :  08:15:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Blackstone locomotives are really nice runners and most come DCC equipped



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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/08/2021 :  09:17:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a couple of brass HOn3 locos that now run smoothly. However, they required some work by a friend who loves doing that. One was re-motored. The diesel HOn3 brass that I have are noisy, but run pretty good.

You can hear how two of them sound in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aigsH2PONI&feature=youtu.be



Bruce

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 02/08/2021 :  1:30:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bruce first time I saw that video. That is some nice track & turnouts you built!!

Jerry

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Bernd
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Posted - 02/08/2021 :  4:24:39 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ok, Stumps63,

In a PM, you asked what are they. Here's what I have at the moment.

Factory painted EBT 2-6-6



Factory painted EBT M-1 Motor Car



Brass 4-4-0



Brass Michigan-California Shay



Brass 2-8-2



Model Diecasting (Roundhouse) 2-8-0



I have a couple of more Model Diecast engines and a couple of Grant Line Box Cabs.

Bernd


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Stumps63
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Posted - 02/08/2021 :  7:26:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So are they for sale? And how much for the 4-4-0


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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/09/2021 :  08:05:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TRAINS1941

Bruce first time I saw that video. That is some nice track & turnouts you built!!



Thanks, Jerry.


Bruce

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Bernd
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Posted - 02/09/2021 :  10:20:02 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Stumps63

So are they for sale? And how much for the 4-4-0



No not until I'm dead. Then they go on the market. Watch E-bay.

Bernd


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