Just picked up a nice #2020 and Pennsy caboose off E-Bay

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Just picked up a nice #2020 and Pennsy caboose off E-Bay
Posted by Deputy on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 11:28 AM

I'm putting together a Pennsy consist and grabbed this 1947 #2020 off E-Bay.

Then I grabbed this Pennsy caboose. It's a bit of an oddball as it has the "Buffalo Zone" for it's markings. I have a bunch of the "Eastern Zone" ones, so this caught my eye.

The hard part is finding a correct/decent condition tender. I can use either the 2020W or the 2466WX. The ones on E-Bay are pretty rough. That isn't a big concern as there are plenty of parts available, and I am pretty good at rejuvinating stuff. The problem is they are asking a bundle for clunkers. I am watching a couple and may grab one if the bidding doesn't go bananas.

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Posted by Penny Trains on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 6:47 PM

It's just my personal preference, but I'd go with a square tender.  Either the 2466 or the 6466.  The streamlined tenders just don't look "big enough" to me.

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Posted by Deputy on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 9:16 PM

Well luck was with me today. Got a 2466WX off E-Bay at a not-too-horrible price. It has a few rust issues, but I have some special stuff I use to eliminate that. 

 

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Posted by LL675 on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 3:56 PM

nice finds, and a good start to a Pennsy collection....and the PRR didn't have cabooses...but that had hundreds of Cabin Cars....Smile, Wink & Grin

and I agree Penny, the streamline tenders are too short, so I usually make my own, but I like BIG tenders

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Posted by Deputy on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 4:07 PM

LL675

nice finds, and a good start to a Pennsy collection....and the PRR didn't have cabooses...but that had hundreds of Cabin Cars....Smile, Wink & Grin

and I agree Penny, the streamline tenders are too short, so I usually make my own, but I like BIG tenders

 

Oh I already have a pretty big Pensy collection. Including BOTH the S2 scale turbines Lionel made...one with tethered tender and one with wireless tender. Plus the two large S2 turbines MTH used to make. Not scale, but somewhere in-between. Plus a whole bunch of 671, 681 and one 682 postwar turbine. Smile, Wink & Grin

 

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Posted by rtraincollector on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 10:10 PM

For the 671,6781,682, & 2020 I have always liked the 2671W tender for them. I think it gives a better look with the longer tender than the 2466WX style. I know it went with the 2020 engine thou. 

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Posted by Deputy on Thursday, May 31, 2018 9:23 AM

rtraincollector

For the 671,6781,682, & 2020 I have always liked the 2671W tender for them. I think it gives a better look with the longer tender than the 2466WX style. I know it went with the 2020 engine thou. 

 

Agree 100%. Also like the "backup lights" option, although you can install that as an aftermarket kit on the 2046. 2671 tender has gotten very pricey on E-Bay, since they are becoming more and more rare.

And yes, I bought the 2466WX because it was what the 2020 came with. Smile

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