16 inch gauge switcher on ebay

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16 inch gauge switcher on ebay

Post by dnevil » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:30 am

There is a nice little 16 inch gauge gas-powered switcher up for auction on eBay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/254011147803

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Re: 16 inch gauge switcher on ebay

Post by Pontiacguy1 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:44 pm

Did you see that 9" gauge 4-4-0 for sale? Looks like whoever built it had access to a bronze foundry because the wheels, cylinders, rods, etc... are all bronze castings.

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Re: 16 inch gauge switcher on ebay

Post by Chris Smith » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:23 pm

How does one ask questions to the ebay seller regarding the 16 inch gauge switcher? My question is: Is it possible to regauge to 18 inches? The underneathe photos do not show enough detail.

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Re: 16 inch gauge switcher on ebay

Post by LIALLEGHENY » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:10 pm

Chris,

On the right side of the Ebay page is Seller Information. You will see where it says Contact Seller....click on that, then you will see Select a Topic....click Other and ask your questions


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Re: 16 inch gauge switcher on ebay

Post by Glenn Brooks » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:56 pm

Didn’t look real closely at the underneath pictures, but usually going up in gauge, you could move the wheels from the inside of the frame to the outside of the frame. Otherwise, you have to alter the width of the frame.

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Re: 16 inch gauge switcher on ebay

Post by JR May » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:12 pm

I had looked at this little locomotive some years back when it up for sale by a local antique shop. Its unusual. Its quite small actually for its gauge, but the kicker is the tiny wheels and sharp edged square flanges. The wheels pass through openings in the body under the motor so regauging to 15” gauge, which is what I was looking for, I felt would be tough. I researched the motor and found some issues there as well so I walked away from it as I did not want yet another project in the garage. I probably should have picked it up as the price was reasonable, like $1500. It just seemed to lack something in my eye. For the right price, its probably a nice start on a little 16” gauge critter.

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Re: 16 inch gauge switcher on ebay

Post by Glenn Brooks » Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:16 pm

Hi J.R.,

Did you ever discover who built the loco?

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Re: 16 inch gauge switcher on ebay

Post by JR May » Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:08 pm

Glenn:
No idea who built it. No indications on it.
J.R.

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