Mantua Mallet locomotive of the Weyerhaeuser Timber company
HO-Scale - 1980's
Axle code: 2-6-6-2 (1-CC-1)
Starting in the early 1980s, Mantua Metal Products began producing an HO scale 2-6-6-2 that they dubbed the "articulated logger." Since then, many of these articulateds have been sold in a variety of road names and in kit form, making it probably the most common logging Mallet related item produced. The model itself is based on the narrow gauge Uintah #50. Mantua solved the gauge problem by scaling up the locomotive to standard gauge proportions. While this makes what should be a small tank engine into a behemoth comparable to Sierra #38, the result is still quite presentable. The models look right at home on a logging layout, and they run better (and cost a lot less) than any of the brass logging Mallets.
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