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by MysteryTrain
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help Identifying & Valuing Train
Replies: 45
Views: 4295

Re: Help Identifying & Valuing Train

And my locomotive doesn't actually have markers, but regardless, I should probably change that to locomotive.

Thanks,
by MysteryTrain
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help Identifying & Valuing Train
Replies: 45
Views: 4295

Re: Help Identifying & Valuing Train

Wow, Personally I think the loco is a marvelous and distinctly build - historically significant and very much a show piece - unique amongst the three or four more common style loco's that almost everyone else builds. Seems like Koopman's video is a very good selling tool. You might consider adding ...
by MysteryTrain
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help Identifying & Valuing Train
Replies: 45
Views: 4295

Re: Help Identifying & Valuing Train

I will actually be surprised if you sell it for $5000. The best thing out there to compare it to size-wise would be the Little Engines 4-4-0 American, which is actually going to be a little bit more powerful than what you have because of its 4-4-0 wheel arrangement. From what I've seen over the pas...
by MysteryTrain
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help Identifying & Valuing Train
Replies: 45
Views: 4295

Re: Help Identifying & Valuing Train

JJG Koopmans wrote:To give an idea about a working one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-fVTjv70tI
kind regards
Jos Koopmans

That's a pretty cool video - first I've seen of this style in action.
by MysteryTrain
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help Identifying & Valuing Train
Replies: 45
Views: 4295

Re: Help Identifying & Valuing Train

This is a very uncommon engine in the area and gauge, and would be a wonderful project for someone to complete. As it is incomplete and in unknown operating condition with an unknown builder, I would set the price reasonably. I think $7,000 would be a good place to start. If there are no takers, dr...
by MysteryTrain
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help Identifying & Valuing Train
Replies: 45
Views: 4295

Re: Help Identifying & Valuing Train

I noticed from the photos that the water glass is missing. You should try to replace that and then see if you can hook up a water hose to it and at least see if it will hold water or not. Other wise a buyer will figure it needs a boiler and price will drop to near nothing. I'll look into that. Than...
by MysteryTrain
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help Identifying & Valuing Train
Replies: 45
Views: 4295

Re: Help Identifying & Valuing Train

Thanks Fred, What do you think my initial asking price should be? Something is only worth what a buyer is willing to pay. First off you need to know if the locomotive is actually 7 - 1/4" gauge or 7 - 1/2" gauge as that will determine your market. Also without a tender and no place to test steam th...
by MysteryTrain
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help Identifying & Valuing Train
Replies: 45
Views: 4295

Re: Help Identifying & Valuing Train

I don't know what to tell you; maybe others here can suggest something. You can look through the listings on that web site and see what prices are there. I know of several newly built large engines that sold for 25K; smaller ones go for less. Also look on the "sold" page. https://www.discoverlivest...
by MysteryTrain
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help Identifying & Valuing Train
Replies: 45
Views: 4295

Re: Help Identifying & Valuing Train

jcbrock wrote:3/4" wheel width, and it looks like the face-to-face outside is 8-5/8". That would give you a 7-1/8" back-to-back and being built in Vancouver BC makes me think it probably is 7.5" ga.

That's my thoughts too.
by MysteryTrain
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help Identifying & Valuing Train
Replies: 45
Views: 4295

Re: Help Identifying & Valuing Train

If you're in Vancouver, then you should take this over to the British Columbia Society of Model Engineers in Confederation Park in Burnaby (https://www.bcsme.org/). Those folks are among the best of clubs and can give you lots of information. You might even find a buyer there. They'll also confirm ...
by MysteryTrain
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help Identifying & Valuing Train
Replies: 45
Views: 4295

Re: Help Identifying & Valuing Train

You are measuring the wrong places on the wheels. You need to measure from the outside of the flange on one wheel to the outside of the flange on the opposite wheel. The track gauge is the distance between the rails, so you need to measure the parts of the wheels that drop down in between the rails...
by MysteryTrain
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help Identifying & Valuing Train
Replies: 45
Views: 4295

Re: Help Identifying & Valuing Train

Here are some pictures of the measurements of the wheel distances - I'm pretty sure it actually is a 7.5"