Omnicon Scale Models Missouri Pacific (MP) 2-8-0

Manufacturer:Omnicon Scale Models
Category:2-8-0
Road Name:Missouri Pacific (MP)
Model Introduced:1985
Product Type:Brass
This was Omnicon's first locomotive. It was manufactured by Samhongsa in Korea. This model was specifically based on the Missouri Pacific. However, it was generic enough to allow the modeler to enhance it to fit certain other prototypes. The main photo shows Bob's model painted for the SOO Line. Photo #2 is by Andy Malette of his reworked model. Andy built a new tender for it, put on a K-3 specific cab, built a new pilot, rebuilt the smokebox front, re-detailed the boiler, added new engine truck, and made the Stephenson valve gear. Since the drivers on this model are spaced as per the prototype, it could mean that the flanges may hit each other and some minor filing-down of the flanges may be required. This is especially noticeable when running this engine on somewhat tighter curves. The mechanism was available separately in 1985.
Photo
Photo #2
model owned by Bob Werre
photo © Bob Werre

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