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by John Coker
Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: N-C-O, SP, PC, & OR 4-6-0
Replies: 5
Views: 12567

Re: N-C-O, SP, PC, & OR 4-6-0

I remembered this on page 56 of George Turner's "Slim Rails through the sand". Hope it helps
by John Coker
Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: SPng #26- finished
Replies: 5
Views: 11475

SPng #26- finished

I finished this Rio Grande Models kit in Sn3. I added a lot of extra parts to make it look right and sit on the trucks correctly.
Please scroll down to see a phpto of it unpainted.
by John Coker
Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:11 am
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: SPng water tank question
Replies: 1
Views: 2677

SPng water tank question

I am planning a painting of SP #22 taking water at Hammil. I noticed in color photos taken in the 1950s the tanks were painted black. What color were they in the 1930s??
by John Coker
Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Randsburg Porter.
Replies: 4
Views: 6875

Randsburg Porter.

Rburg PoerterII.jpg
Not much to this 0-4-0 but found it in the back of their little museum. The mining company there had quite a few of them.
by John Coker
Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:09 am
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Yellow Pine Mining Shays
Replies: 5
Views: 3571

Re: Yellow Pine Mining Shays

Kelly Island in Ohio was a huge quarry operation and at one time owned more Shays than any other company. Also owned SG and NG engines.
by John Coker
Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:19 am
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Yellow Pine Mining Company and Railroad
Replies: 2
Views: 2828

Re: Yellow Pine Mining Company and Railroad

Wow, this desert tramway had some real bad luck. Myrick reports elsewhere in that volume that desert railroads had trouble keeping competent (and sober) help. Evading any regulation hints that they had defective equipment, and possibly no brakes, running the locomotives in reverse to control speeds....
by John Coker
Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Historic Map Works
Replies: 2
Views: 2505

Re: Historic Map Works

I have an Encyclopedia Britannica world atlas-1936. It has all the n.g. lines before the big spate of abandonments in the downturn of 1937-38 . A lot of fun to look at. Many Nevada towns on this map are long-gone.
by John Coker
Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:36 am
Forum: Virginia & Truckee
Topic: V&T #12 questions
Replies: 2
Views: 5335

Re: V&T #12 questions

Brian,once again thank you for your excellent historical resource. It helps me make the accurate paintings that is what i feel makes my work stand out from the pack. Also, thank you Andrew for the coach info, which is crcucial to doing this painting.
by John Coker
Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Virginia & Truckee
Topic: V&T #12 questions
Replies: 2
Views: 5335

V&T #12 questions

I have a new commission of #12 descending between the miners' union hall and the firehouse at Gold Hill. It would be prior to its retirement in 1908. .Was the locomotive ever converted from wood to oil? It sat in the roundhouse with a flanged stack. Did it ever run with it on? or did it last run wit...
by John Coker
Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: Virginia & Truckee
Topic: V&T coach paint question..
Replies: 4
Views: 6264

Re: V&T coach paint question..

Andrew, thank you for the VERY USEFUL information!Now I will apply it to a 1905-7 Gold Hill painting.