My Library - Magazine Articles By Category: Locomotives - 2-8-2

A USRA Mikado in Brass 1

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1982-10
Page:
74
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article starts a series in which the author shows how to scratchbuild a steam locomotive in HO-scale. This article discusses the tools needed, finding suitable drive wheels, gears and gearing, motors, and frame design. Also includes a parts listing.

A USRA Mikado in Brass 2

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1982-11
Page:
114
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment covers the construction of the frame and drivers.

A USRA Mikado in Brass 4

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1983-03
Page:
80
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment covers the engine's trucks and coupler.

A USRA Mikado in Brass 5

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1983-04
Page:
92
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment covers the boiler and cab construction.

A USRA Mikado in Brass 7

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1983-09
Page:
84
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment covers running gear and frame details, including pilot construction.

A USRA Mikado in Brass 8

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1983-11
Page:
102
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Scale:
HO
Description:
The series concludes with this installment that covers the construction of the tender.

B&O's Light Mikado #4500

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1982-10
Page:
82
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Description:
This locomotive was the first of all the USRA designs. Includes a prototype photos and scaled drawings.

D&RGW Standard-gauge Mikados

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1978-03
Page:
80
Author:
Tom Dressler
Description:
Variations on individual engines maintain a family appearance. Many prototype photos of Mikados.

Fabricating a USRA Mikado

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1977-09
Page:
75
Author:
Dean A. Shepherd
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author started with a Tyco Mikado kit and shows how he super-detailed and painted it.

Glacier Park Mike

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1984-12
Page:
162
Author:
Mike Pearsall
Description:
Painting a black Great Northern. Includes two GN prototype photos.

Illinois Central Mikado

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1987-07
Page:
71
Author:
Gordon Odegard
Description:
History, photos, and scaled drawings of this engine.

Modeling a Northern Pacific W-3 Mikado

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1986-08
Page:
66
Author:
Jim Morin
Scale:
HO
Description:
After a brief history about the engine, the author describes how he super-detailed a Rivarossi USRA Mikado. What is interesting about this article, even if you are not interested in this particular prototype, is that there are lots of close-up detail photos with each of the parts identified by name. A great way to learn more about steam locomotives in general.

Painting a Brass Steam Locomotive

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1986-11
Page:
146
Author:
Andy Sperandeo
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author takes you through all the steps required to paint a brass steam locomotive.

Repowering Mantua's Camelback Mikado

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1983-07
Page:
86
Author:
Richard Knotts
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he upgraded the engine's motor with a Sagami can motor.

Soo Line #1003

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2015-11/12
Page:
9
Author:
Bonnie Domrois
Description:
History and photos of the Soo Line #1003, which is a 2-8-2 L-1 class Mikado steam locomotive built by Alco in 1913. Includes a scaled diagram.

Southern Ry.'s Ms-4 Mikados

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1982-01
Page:
76
Author:
Andy Sperandeo
Description:
Prototype photos and scaled drawings accompany this brief article.

The Last PRR Two-Digit Steamer

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 50 No.1
Page:
53
Author:
Frank Tatnall
Description:
PRR #26 was the last L1 in the system with a two-digit number. This brief article includes many photos of the engine in action.