24" Gauge Nationals Available

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JR May
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24" Gauge Nationals Available

Post by JR May » Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:35 pm

If anyone was interested, there are two 24” gauge National Amusement locomotives for sale here in central NJ. They are on ebay and I believe on DLS as well, but I have been in direct contact with the seller as well.

Nationals tend to be the Rodney Dangerfield of park train locomotives in that they get very little respect, tend to be a little homely, but they are work horses. A very simple mechanical drive train with a tractor motor they are virtually indestructible and quite heavy coming in at about 3800 pounds.

The seller is willing to split the set up, selling an individual locomotive for $3600. I’m only really interested in one of the bodies for a chassis that I have with no body. Would anyone be interested in a locomotive minus the body? Somehow split the costs of one locomotive?

Let me know if anyone would like to work something out,
J.R. May
Wall, NJ

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