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    Hello, thinking about Hon3 heard alot of bad things about early brass not running smoothly. Any advice would be appreciated

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    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
    New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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    • #3
      The Blackstone locomotives are really nice runners and most come DCC equipped

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      • #4
        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=-aig...ature=youtu.be
        Bruce

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        • #5
          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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          • #6
            Ok, Stumps63,

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

            Factory painted EBT 2-6-2



            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
            Last edited by Bernd; 08-30-2021, 05:13 PM.
            New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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            • #7
              So are they for sale? And how much for the 4-4-0

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              • #8
                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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                • #9
                  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
                  New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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                  • #10
                    How soon you expect to die Bernd? I like the Shay

                    Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by David_J_Buchholz View Post
                      How soon you expect to die Bernd? I like the Shay
                      Hi Dave,

                      Nice to see you made it to the new forum. Haven't seen you in a while.

                      If I keep pissing off the wife it might be quite soon, When that happens I have a guy that gets to liquidate my collection.

                      I plan on using all those engines on my "to be" narrow gauge line coal railroad.

                      But I'll keep you in mind when the wife decides it's my time.

                      Bernd
                      New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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                      • #12
                        First time I've seen your answer.

                        Hilarious! I loved it.

                        Dave. You know which one.
                        Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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                          New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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