Thread: Con Cor E8s
February 27th, 2007, 03:37 AM #1
Con Cor E8s
Are they any good? What are the mechs like? Any pictures of the mechs?
February 27th, 2007, 04:14 AM #2
I'll take Kato E-8's anytime. Now, those are E-8's.:lightning::lightning:
Stay cool and run steam......
February 27th, 2007, 04:40 AM #3
I'll give the worst first..
They have a truck mounted pilot and the body detail is bit overly high. The good news is that they are made by kato and are strong pullers. If you have a nice donor pilot, it can be mounted onto the con cor body easily enough. I will agree with Powersteamguy though. The Kato brand is better.
February 27th, 2007, 05:27 AM #4
Yes, go with the Kato E8s. Definitely best of breed.John Sing
Modeling the Santa Fe's 'Peavine Line' from Ash Fork AZ to Phoenix AZ in the 50's/60's
February 27th, 2007, 01:14 PM #5
February 27th, 2007, 01:25 PM #6
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February 27th, 2007, 02:07 PM #7
The one in the scan is from a mid-1990's run, undoubtedly the made-in-China version. And "grind" is very descriptive. I bought three in order to get two mechanisms for an AB consist that ran well together. This one is the third.
I never owned one of the Kato built E8's. I did have Kato built and made-in-China PA's and the Kato built ones were superior.
February 27th, 2007, 02:09 PM #8
Does the pilot snap off of the front truck and could it be mounted on the shell?
February 27th, 2007, 02:20 PM #9