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  • Model Power/mantua 2-6-6-0

    Does anyone know if the New Classic 2-6-6-0 is DDC ready or not?

    Thanks

    Peter [:-kitty]

  • #2
    Peter,

    Their website has a 'cut sheet' that says the new Mantua Classics are 'DCC Ready'. I have no first-hand knowledge of the 2-6-6-0.

    Here is the link: http://www.modelpower.com/index.asp?...on=Custom&ID=5
    Bruce

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    • #3
      bruce

      Thanks for the link. All that it say is the tenders has a DCS drawbar connector to make them DCC ready. I'm not sure what that means and the 2-6-6-0 that I an interested in. doesn't have a tender. I'll need to contact Model Power on Monday and finfd out.

      Peter [:-kitty]

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      • #4
        Peter,

        I have the new 2-6-6-2 (with tender) and it is DCC Ready with a flat 9-pin plug in the tender for DCC, which is connected by a tether to the engine.

        I didn't know the logging style (no tender) version was available yet.

        Will S

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        • #5
          Will

          Thanks for the information as I want to purchase one of these engines for my new Daphetid Railway. I wonder why Model Power went about describing the 'DCC Ready' status of the engine in such a strange way.

          Peter [:-kitty]

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          • #6
            Once again, I'm confused!![:-drunk][:-propeller]

            The question was about a 2-6-6-0 and was posted in the On30 forum; the answers are mostly about an HO 2-6-6-2[:-weepn][:-turtle][:-irked]

            What am I missing (not counting a few loose screws??)

            [:-bigeyes2]

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            • #7
              Dick

              Sorry for the confusion. Backwoods Miniatures make a conversion kit for the Mallet for use in On30. This should be the link to explain my interest in this HO scale engine.

              http://www.backwoodsminiatures.com/x0n30mal1.jpg

              Peter [:-kitty]

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              • #8
                quote:


                Originally posted by Peterpools


                Dick

                Sorry for the confusion. Backwoods Miniatures make a conversion kit for the Mallet for use in On30. This should be the link to explain my interest in this HO scale engine.

                http://www.backwoodsminiatures.com/x0n30mal1.jpg

                Peter [:-kitty]


                Thanks, Peter. That explains it!!

                [:-bigeyes2]

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                • #9
                  Dick

                  I should have explained my request a bit better and listed the link the first time around.

                  Peter [:-kitty]

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                  • #10
                    Peter,

                    I just got my 2-6-6-2 w/o tender from MicroMark today. $93 including tax & shipping. Anyway, they show a DCC 9 pin plug under the cab. BTW, my initial impression is quite positive. The front coupler was broken, but it is easy to replace because the coupler pocket cover is screwed in place. It crept along slowly right out of the box, and handled the crossover in my yard with no problem. I will put it on the continuous loop on my layout and break it in tonight. (BTW, they included a plastic re-railer in the box -- pretty handy with this guy.)

                    I got the undec version, and will take some pictures later.
                    Bruce

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                    • #11
                      Bruce

                      Thanks for the update. Looking forward to some 'break in' pics.you installed a decoder yet?

                      Peter [:-kitty]

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                      • #12
                        Bruce

                        I bought a 2662 from Jay Cohen about one year ago, to have it regauged in Sn3 (which was done by my good friend Alexander Zelkin). The funny thing is that the front coupler was broken too on this one.

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                        • #13
                          Peter, I'm just an old coot running DC.

                          Here are some pics.




                          Bruce

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                          • #14
                            At one time I had a Mantua HO 2-6-6-2 with tender in the days before I knew much about dcc. It was a great running little engine. It is not highly detailed but a great starting place for going wild with detail if you wish. Bruce's looks to have more detail parts. Trainworld has a good price listed for them

                            I sold it on eBay when I was going to go to DCC as I had over studied adding decoders and didn't realize how easy it actually was. I never have replaced it.
                            Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                            Cedar Swamp
                            SW of Manistique, MI

                            Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022

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                            • #15
                              Bruce

                              Thanks for the pics. She sure looks like a beauty.

                              Peter [:-kitty]

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