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A while back I remember reading a forum where someone took a lionel atlantic and a aristo mikado and came up with a great looking 2-8-0.  I have finally secured all the parts and would like to get some advice from someone who has done this before i start.
 

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That article is building an atlantic out of a pacific?

I do not remember the thread you mention, however, it makes sense, the PRR E6 and H8/9/10 shared boilers if memory serves....
 

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While turning an old Lionel Atlantic into a Consolidation isn't a new idea, up until lately there really hasn't 
been much in the way of a suitable drive to make it practical though. Now that a drive is available from 
Aristo, and possibly Barry Olsen at BBT, its a very practical idea, especially if Ur into the Pennsy... 
The only remaining drawback, is that the engine screams Pennsy H-8-9-10 so loudly that it would be 
difficult to turn it into anything else... The Aristo mallet screams N&W Y-3, but N&W sold them to a lot 
of other roads, an its very easy to bash to a generic USRA mallet, I think it would be much more difficult to 
make the Lionel look like something else...
Paul R...
 
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