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Mantua 2-8-2 Camelback by gunslinger87 Mantua 2-8-2 Camelback by gunslinger87
Now out of all of my recent acquisitions from the 2012 Myrtle Beach model train show this one is perhaps my favorite of all!!

I am now the proud owner of a Mantua 2-8-2 Camelback! And it is also my FIST camelback locomotive I've ever had the privilege of owning. She runs VERY well, but could really use some good breaking in. Hopefully I can manage that once I've relocated.

And there will be a lot of visual changes also, namely the replacement of that HIDIOUS excuse for a box headlamp... ^^;
I also plan on shaving off the molded on single phase air compressors and replacing them with brass PSC parts. And I'm debating on whether to keep the same locomotive number or not.

Anyway, comment if you fave.
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:iconrockyrailroad578:
Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LUV camelbacks!! I want to make an 0-6-0 Bachmann to make a tiny one!!
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
I think there are some small ones already available under the Mantua name by Model Power. They're small and have slope back tenders. (I think). I've had my eyes on getting one for a switcher for me ER&W.
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Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But I have a spare B-mann. And they cost $99.
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Keep an eye out on Ebay for MDC "steel" cabs. You might be able to use one of them if you're going to convert a regular locomotive to be a camelback.
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Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was just going to find some extra random cab about the right size. Getting another of the same kind of cab is too predictable, hopefully there is a wood sided cab!
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Atticus-W Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Ooh, you're lucky to have located one of these old beauties. :meow:

They just don't make plastic locos like they used to.
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Yeah... that is indeed the truth. However, this camel needs a little work... well to be frank, she needs to be remotored. *sigh*

Her motor is burned out and draws WAY too much power just to even crawl!! But, there is potential within this loco. ;p
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BinaryRising Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Camelbacks are some of my favorite locomotive types. Though, I prefer the old B&ORR 0-8-0s and 4-6-0s better than the more modern ones. Great loco anyway!
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gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Oh, you mean the old "Winans" Camels. I love those locomotives to for their uniqueness. Not to mention they were the very FIRST camelbacks ever built!

I actually would like to build a Winans style camel in On30 using the BLI C-16 loco chassis.
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Joel-Swedish-Dragon Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Awezome. :meow:
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