Building an Arbour Models 2-8-4 kit: Mechanism – Part 1

Share it with your friends Like

Thanks! Share it with your friends!


Back in the 70’s and 80’s Arbour Models introduced a wide selection of steam engine kits. With heavy, all metal construction, many high quality components, and a good level of detail, they should have been one of the great kit manufacturers of their day. Unfortunately, the engineers making some of the most important castings weren’t paying attention to what they were doing, and the result was kits with poor fitting parts that were difficult to assemble and make into running models. Of course, no model train manufacturer can survive for long like this, and the failure of Arbour Models kits practically became legendary.

[mm_img id="1"]

And now, I’ve acquired the 2-8-4 Kanawha, one of their poorest made kits next to the 2-6-6-6 Allegheny, and I’m going to build it and make it into the great looking and running model it was meant to be! I hope you all enjoy following along as I accomplish this, because it won’t be easy!

Listed Price: $159.99
Sale Price: $138.08

KAT1372015 N GG-1 CR Bicentennial #4800/redwhtblu...


Write a comment


*********COMPENSATION DISCLOSURE******** Unless otherwise expressly stated, you should assume that the links contained on this site may be affiliate links and the author will earn commission if you click on them and buy the product / service mentioned in this post. However the author disclaim any liability that may result from your involvement with any such websites/products. You should perform due diligence before buying mentioned products or services. We recommend this site to visit (Click Here)

Many Thanks For Visiting Our Video Blog. ***** Share The Love!