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by Curtis_F
Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Unitah/Sumpter Valley/IRCA 2-6-6-2 (#51) 15"ga.
Replies: 3
Views: 22221

Re: Unitah/Sumpter Valley/IRCA 2-6-6-2 (#51) 15"ga.

5" scale 15" gauge Sumpter Valley 2-6-6-2? A code boiler would be $120k to $150k. A non-code boiler (which would severely limit it's use and nuter it's re-sale value) would be in the $40k to $50k area. If I was hired to build such an engine my rough estimate for a finished loco and tender would be $...
by Curtis_F
Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: OR&L Builders drawings
Replies: 7
Views: 4289

Re: OR&L Builders drawings

After election as HRS Historian I put together a three man research team of myself, Bob Paoa, HRS Historian Emeritus and Stan Kumura. We have been reading and documenting the Dillingham Collection every Saturday for the last five years until being forced to shift to every other Saturday... ...I do ...
by Curtis_F
Sat Nov 27, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: 8-22C - C&C, SPNG, E&P
Replies: 1
Views: 1560

8-22C - C&C, SPNG, E&P

I am loving my copy of "Southern Pacific Narrow Gauge Locomotives and Freight Equipment" by Robert A. Bader. Get you one. On the topic of the 1880s 4-4-0s that Baldwin built... In the book (pg 131) is a copy of the Baldwin erecting card for the Carson & Colorado 4-4-0s (#1-#8) along with Eureka & Pa...
by Curtis_F
Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: A couple of coupler questions.
Replies: 8
Views: 4054

Re: A couple of coupler questions.

And some scans out of the 1940 Car Builders Cyclopedia for Gould couplers:
Gould-Coupler.jpg
Gould Standard "Full Size" Automatic Coupler
Gould-3_4-Size-Coupler.jpg
Gould 3/4 Size Automatic Coupler
Gould-1_2-Size-Coupler.jpg
Gould 1/2 Size Automatic Coupler
by Curtis_F
Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:21 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: A couple of coupler questions.
Replies: 8
Views: 4054

Re: A couple of coupler questions.

Wow John, thank you! Of the 14 Pacific NG lines you listed, 11 used automatic couplers. Of the 11 that used automatic couplers 6 were Full Size and 5 were 3/4 Size. There are other railroad lines that could be added to the mix, but now I suspect that it'll probably stay pretty much an even split. I ...
by Curtis_F
Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: A couple of coupler questions.
Replies: 8
Views: 4054

A couple of coupler questions.

I think it’s safe to say that "most of the Pacific NG roads used ¾ size automatic couplers", but can that statement be validated? I’ve checked the order specification sheets for several engines looking for coupler information, but it’s not always clear. Many Pacific NG engines were delivered with Li...
by Curtis_F
Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Nevada Short Line - Cab Drawings on Ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 2044

Nevada Short Line - Cab Drawings on Ebay

The auction claims them to be cab drawings for a "North Shore Line" engine, but from what I can see in the photos they're the cab restoration drawings for the Nevada Short Line 2-6-0 that's in the Cal State Museum. I'm sure these drawings are also available through the CSRM Library, and one could pr...
by Curtis_F
Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What have I gotten myself into...
Replies: 4
Views: 5794

What have I gotten myself into...

Well, this little beastie is now in my kitchen: BCW-NGM_064_7-27-10.JPG IMG_0002.JPG IMG_0003.JPG 3-1/2" gauge and somewhere between 1-1/6" to 1-3/16" to the foot scale. It was built by Jim Vail (the model railroader) of Felton Ca, back in the '69-'75 time period. I have yet to talk with Mr. Vail ab...
by Curtis_F
Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: A West Coast engine that never made it.
Replies: 1
Views: 2066

A West Coast engine that never made it.

I was looking up some Baldwin engine specs and came across a sheet for a 3' gauge 0-4-0 (4-11C-21) that is noted as built as "Stock for California" in 1877. That is crossed out and the sheet indicates that the engine was re-sold to Coney Island in 1881 and re-built to a standard gauge steam dummy. T...
by Curtis_F
Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:59 am
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Morenci Southern / United States Potash #3
Replies: 10
Views: 4437

Re: Morenci Southern / United States Potash #3

I was looking through some Baldwin erecting cards I've collected over the years and found one that had a striking resemblance to the Morenci Southern consolidations. It's a DeGolyer print for Parral & Durango RR #6. Morenci Southern #20, 10-28E-65, built 4-12-1901, Drawing #11 Morenci Southern #22, ...