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 Posted: Sat Mar 17th, 2012 02:00 pm
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Interesting Cletrac-- I thought that they all had a steering wheel, with braked differential steering. That one looks to have individual drives with steering clutches, al-la Cat (and most all tracked machines)

Thanks for all the neat --and inspiring--stuff!


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Gee Charley, I wish you would post some photos sometime.

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WC fellers..

Yar , I have trouble figgering it out...I'll try some more...the rest of the IC ..then some others if I have time and inclinations...

I am gonna get me one of them inclinations..a blood trans or sompin..



Now , How can every railway NOT have a paddlewheeler....?..this along the Willamette in oregon..this one of my favorite all time pitchers..




This lokey is in Lead South Dakota...the winsom chick is my mother.several years ago.









This Vulcan is one I long wanted to model......back in the days when i could not.Note the rounded hood.. a feature of many of the Excelsior lokeys..







Probably pilfered from one of the Feldbahn series...



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WC fellers..

I am inclined...


A neat scene I long wanted to model...
















Neat scary shore to ship lumber slings and etc...there is El Minero's tram bridge...ain't it..?



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We are on to Steamers.














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These are shots of the Mary Harrison mine engine at Coulterville cal in about 1985 as it was then  .    I  have not seen it since...



She is two footwith one example of the neat ore cars Grandt line..{ Cliff}.made a model of this engine and  cars available in 1/4 inch scale..































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First a couple I missed...this one related to the other landing shots

And next.. this is Kiso forest railway.



Then aire lokeys...



Yours truly on an Eimco 401 .in Colfax Cal...Me and Timmsey Stolle were on  the mother lode lokey tour..




This one is in Forest hill cal...A porter aire lokey..local to the area..featured in the gazette once..rare , are  fotos of er in service...






Eimco 401  {?} at Empire mine musuem ..grass valley cal...







This caption says Haggerty ferris mine.?..Montana..?.



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Charley,
I always thought that the Arizona Copper 20in porters were the smallest built, but I can now see I was very wrong, that #159 Porter is to die for! Thanks for the photos.



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I should note that the Imperial Copper Co (Silverbell Mining Co.) in AZ had 2 18" gauge Porter 0-4-0t's. I haven't seen photos of them but the C/N #'s are 4209 & 4210, built 10/08. If anyone has photos of them, please, PLEASE post a link or something! Could be shown in the Porter books owned by the NMRA. Food for thought addicts.

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David , WC , fellers..

I think Stan  Schwedler has some plans or fotos of some Porter { Steam powered}....of quite small stature...Alot of these "smallest'..are sort of "we might build one if you'd like".. variety....

Which was smallest..which was actually built...might be something we never know...these drawings are very neat..

Another point..is...these  smallest...are the same length from drivers to end beam both ends....something that us modelers have found as necessary for nice curving abilities...

The drawing / or foto Stan shewn me last visit was like this..perhaps the firebox was behind the drivers..and the thing becomes rather a deckless lokey.....Firedoor right out to rear of cab...

I do not know this stuff as much as the fotos and drawings I have seen and conversations with Cliff Grandt and Stan Schwedler...we have commonly conjected these ideas....

Now Stan is on line..whether we can get him to speculate publically or not...?.



This foto was from the cover of the California mining journal...in the day when I hadn't even seen a trammer up close...the Ruby mine is up above Goodyears bar  , near Downyville cal...A drift mine...I knew a fellow who worked in there for some time...he had then moved on up to logging...?



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