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Thanks Tony for confirming that the Pacific was produced in the "Revo friendly" tender version before Aristo's last gasp.

The first version did not have the prime mover gearbox with the huge side to side motion, so I guess that narrowing the gauge would allow tighter curves. I have never owned a 1st gen Pacific so this is one issue I never ran into.

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The falling off at turnouts was so bad a friend made some cast bronze spacers to mount behind the middle drivers. That solved the problem of derailing at the expense of needing wider radius curves.
 

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I had to add a bushing to the front drivers of my 2-8-0's because of the side to side movement. Not for the same reason but I have four magnets on one of the front drivers for chuff sound with a reed switch. The driver sometimes would slide so far to one side that I would lose the chuff.
 

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The Pacific and Mikado had the socket in the boiler.
I installed r/c batteries in the boiler of my 1st gen pacific, and there definitely wasn't a socket in there! It was long before PnP was first suggested. All the wires came to a pair of screws in the firebox - and there was another pair on the frames for all the wheel pickups - we had a thread about that sometime last year?
 
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