View single post by Si.
 Posted: Tue Apr 14th, 2015 12:15 pm
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Joined: Thu Feb 23rd, 2012
Location: London
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Hi Michael.

Thanks very much for the pix...
...& great tech-info on the 'operations' side of things.

The last loco is pretty spiffy...
...looks like she hasn't been crashed or wrecked yet either !

I got the 0-4-2 Porter thinking I might need the rear wheels & bunker...
...but my intention was/is probably to cut them off.

The info on small fuel loads is good to know...
...since my Porter is 'for the yard'... gives me a nice little thing to model, like fuel/coal/log pile, & maybe small water tower.

I had also considered a clunky 'backwoods' style tender...
...bit like your 'retired' (wrecked) coal wagon idea.
The American Land & Lumber Co. had a Porter with a tender...
(some say Porters NEVER had tenders, I beleive)

Michael, I've seen the cabless Shay ! ...
...Silver City (Woodies world) ran one...
...& have a nice model pic. or two.

Just got some alternative couplings for the Porter as a test...
...more on that later.

If anyone else has any cool 'topless' photos...
...feel free to share the 'open air' with the Mysterious Moose Mountain director of motive power.





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