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Re: Show your Park Gauge train

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:09 pm
by utahwestie
Glenn,
We dont have an loading and unload facilities for the 12", so i'm sure how we could run your Ottaway.

We are planning on opening for a limited amount this year with the first Saturday after Memorial Weekend being the first.

Cheers

Re: Show your Park Gauge train

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:31 am
by RioPacific2016
Glenn Brooks wrote:Anthony, Quite a roster! Can you tell us more about your RR? Who built the B40??

Thanks
Glenn
I'm going to take a stab and say that the B40 was built by Rail Systems Co - Mr Munson. It was pictured on their website some years back with the same paint but minus the decals. And just for GP I jumped over and looked at his website and the picture after he was finished with it is still featured.
By the way, Mark Reardon here of Guymon Lions club with MTC G16 number 606. I have also attached a picture of the 16"gauge ballast car we finished recently.

Re: Show your Park Gauge train

Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:59 pm
by Glenn Brooks
Anybody know what the approximate dimensions of the G 16 loco cab are?

Thanks
Glenn

Re: Show your Park Gauge train

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:18 pm
by Glenn Brooks
These two 1940’s era Wagner’s just showed up on Craig’s List in Florida. 14” gauge, and reportedly in storage since the late 1980’s. Asking $98k,with one mile of track.

Very interesting to see these classic,old time steam locomotives still surviving, and apparently stored in decent condition.

https://ocala.craigslist.org/for/d/41-t ... 88895.html

Re: Show your Park Gauge train

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:18 am
by Glenn Brooks
https://youtu.be/Hsl49tHvOSo

Came across this wonderful 15” ga Hudson You Tube Video today, after talking with the owner, Kinsley
Whittum. The Loco is privately owned, and located in the upper Adirondacks area, New York State. Built and maintained by the Whittum family for the past 20 years or so.

Re: Show your Park Gauge train

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:30 pm
by Glenn Brooks
Visited the Folsom Valley RR the other day. 12” ga RR with year round, scheduled daily service. Sometimes they carry 1,000 peps a day. In operation now for 30 consecutive years. The mainline is 3/4 mile long. impressive commitment to quality and service!

The RR owns two locomotives, a 1939 4-4-2 Atlantic, and Cricket, Eric Thompson’s original 12” ga Ottaway, that was used to startup the Redwood Valley Railroad, in Oakland, Ca. cricket is back in Hill rest shops for boiler work (new tubes) at the moment. So we were privileged to ride behind the Atlantic.

Note: the trailing truck on the Atlantic is not installed. I didn’t ask why. Possibility to better accommodate a patch of uneven track.

Glenn

Re: Show your Park Gauge train

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:30 pm
by FLSTEAM
Here is the G16 I restored. I forgot about it.
John B

Re: Show your Park Gauge train

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:54 pm
by Glenn Brooks
Hey John, Sweet! Thanks for posting! Do you still own/run this consist?

Always admired the G-16, but they rarely to never come up for sale on the west coast.alas.

Glenn

Re: Show your Park Gauge train

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:18 pm
by neanderman
FLSTEAM wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:30 pm
Here is the G16 I restored. I forgot about it.
That's beautiful! I love the hood units and that paint scheme is awesome.

Re: Show your Park Gauge train

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:38 am
by FLSTEAM
The consist included two other coaches. I sold the set several years ago to a follow in Daytona Beach. About 6 months later he was killed in a plane crash. Don't know what ever happened to it.

I went thru lots of books and old photos to find the correct paint scheme.

John B