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    • May 24, 2016 2:26 PM EDT

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      Users: New version Aristo 0-4-0?

      Regarding the latest Garden Railways ad for the newest Aristo 0-4-0, has anyone used this stated improved model? My experience is only with one purchased six+years ago and there were problems with the plating deteriorating on the drive wheels resulting in poor electrical pick-up and constant cleaning. As with any purchase, how can the buyer determine if they are buying the "latest" or "improved" model. I may have gotten an "older" model - it  had a yellow box.

      Anyone tested one for ease of use?

    • May 24, 2016 2:46 PM EDT

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      The new one has a socket in the tender under the coal load.

      The motor block is different: (new style)

       

      The news ones are tons better, and make use of the Aristo "Prime Mover' gearboxes, the old one is like this opened:

       

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    • May 24, 2016 6:54 PM EDT

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      Greg-

      Thanks for the photos. Definitely a newer unit.

      Any opinion as to the newer gear box having plated wheels that don't corrode or erode quickly as did the older model? Runability good? I weigh the PIKO vs. this one.

       

    • May 24, 2016 10:02 PM EDT

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      Wheels seem better, but they look a bit different from the typical plating on the steamers.

      I'll call my buddy and ask him how the new wheels have fared.

       

      I would wager the Piko will have better power pickup, but the Aristo gearboxes are indeed tougher.

       

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    • May 29, 2016 7:59 AM EDT
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      Every Aristo 0-4-0 I work on gets a power connection between the engine and tender.  Hugh difference in running on track power.

    • May 29, 2016 5:34 PM EDT

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      Dan, have you looked at the newer unit?

      The socket is in the tender, thus there is a power connection already between the 2, power pickup, motor, and headlight, 6 pins I believe.

      You can see the black ribbon cable and the white connector at the tender in the picture below:

       

       

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      This post was edited by Greg Greg Elmassian at May 29, 2016 5:56 PM EDT
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