RE: lionel atlantic 2-8-0 conversion
While turning an old Lionel Atlantic into a Consolidation isn't a new idea, up until lately there really hasn't¬*
been much in the way of a suitable drive to make it practical though. Now that a drive is available from¬*
Aristo, and possibly Barry Olsen at BBT, its a very practical idea, especially if Ur into the Pennsy...¬*
The only remaining drawback, is that the engine¬*screams Pennsy H-8-9-10¬*so loudly that it¬*would be¬*
difficult to turn it into anything else... The Aristo mallet screams N&W Y-3, but N&W sold them to a lot¬*
of other roads,¬*an its¬*very easy to bash to a generic USRA mallet, I think it would be much more difficult to¬*
make the¬*Lionel look like something else...