Midgage Models 4-6-2

Manufacturer:Midgage Models
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Prototype Class:K5
Product Type:Metal Kit
Midgage Models offered this conversion kit produced by Nixon Model Co., to convert an A.C. Gilbert American Flyer PRR K5 to "scale". The kit contained replacement wheels/axles for tender, pilot, and trailing trucks as well as scale drivers and axles. The axles had "D"-shaped ends, and the zamac driver centers had "D"-shaped openings to match. This design assured proper quartering. The modeler had to remove the AF drivers, axles, and worm gear, then use the reverse procedure to install the scale versions (applied using the jaws of a vice to keep the drivers perpendicular to the axles).
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