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'Coon Gap Sawmill' - In 'O' Scale - Can Anyone Help ?
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Posted: Wed Sep 21st, 2011 12:17 pm
31 st Post
madmike3434 wrote: That's one different looking shay, looks like a 4 truck, no wait, some is blocked, maybe a 6 truck, can you please tell me a little more about it, I am confused...
Posted: Wed Sep 21st, 2011 12:36 pm
32 nd Post
Its not a shay......i copied and blew up ,then zoomed in on the locomotive....shays always have the driveline on the right side.....this has nothing. Maybe its a dunkirk type loco.
Woodie and Mudge are real good at identifying locos, maybe they will voice an opinion as too the locos heritage and wheel setup.
Wheel setup from what i could see is a 4--4--4....maybe a 2-2 setup on the tender area.
Not sure what part of the world this travelling show layout is from, New Zealand is what i think, but not sure of. I have never been able to find out who specifuically built it.
Posted: Wed Sep 21st, 2011 05:44 pm
33 rd Post
The many wheeled models are a lot like what Ollie Smith of New Zealand made after they outlawed steam in the woods. The double ended model is like a prototype one he made also.
Posted: Wed Sep 21st, 2011 07:12 pm
34 th Post
This loco is on Murray Reid's On3 logging layout, the "Steamwinders & Sawdust." Google it, go to the loco roster it is at the bottom of the photos.
Posted: Wed Sep 21st, 2011 07:14 pm
35 th Post
Posted: Wed Sep 21st, 2011 08:22 pm
36 th Post
Thanks, apparently it is a variation on a 4 truck climax of some sort.
Posted: Thu Sep 22nd, 2011 07:40 pm
37 th Post
just hunted it down and apparently the builder lives in LEEDS area of England.
Posted: Mon Oct 24th, 2011 03:14 pm
38 th Post
its october 24...2011, just finished cruising ebay and going thru a sellers listings.........voila......one O scale coon gap sawmill has appeared and listed starting at $875.00 . This one of 50 produced, featuring 2300 + parts I cannot go after it......tapped $$$$$$ out .
it finally sold for $831.00 last nite oct 31...2011
Might be the one that the seller was offering to the members here at $2500 (only!) before he sent it to Ebay.
Also before I deleted his ad, and him also.
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