Fletch could chime in here as he redid a Mogul to make a Eureka & Pallisades #6 Reveille (a companion to the #4 Eureka) and he had some interesting comments. As I recall, he said that it wasn't as simple as a straight across swap as he had originally thought it would be! Apparently, Bachmann made changes between the two models in places where one wouldn't have thought they'd have needed to...
Posted By rkapuaala on 10/21/2008 6:12 PM
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One point from David Fletcher is that the Mogul has a collar around the bottom of the steam chest/saddle unit.
This is because the loco that Bachmann used as a prototype (Ward Kimballs?) had one there BUT it is NOT part of the loco when built!
This was put there because the castings (two; one each side to make up the steam chest and saddle) had in the past cracked, and as they are expensive or cannot be found (pattern makers for such castings are a 'dying breed' throughout the world, this is what has happened to the UK loco Green Arrow, where the cylinder casting is a large and complicated 'monobloc' casting, is cracked ) now the collar was put on to hold it all together.
It can be removed: it needs the front truck removed, the cylinder assembly slackened off (remove the screw underneath), and remove the thing, then re-assemble and fill in the space where the collar was with styrene card to bring it up to level.
This (especially the cab & wire) was why I painted my 4 4 0 to D&RG Colors with the boiler & cab in position!
Everything from the running boards down on the Mogul is different, but the actual boiler and cab are the same between the 4-4-0 and 2-6-0.
The running boards on the mogul are different, as is the chassis below. The wiring is not completely compatable either, you'll find LEDs stop working, and the loco runs in reverse, but that would all probably depend on which version of the mogul and which version of the 4-4-0 were swapped!
David, I just spent some time perusing your site. Awesome work, absolutely beautiful! Very inspiring too... For my own layout, I tend to prefer locos that are battered, dirty, and basic black; but now I'm thinking I'll have to do a couple colorful old-timers in mint condition someday.