Bill Yoder-the 3/4-inch audit guy

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Bill Yoder-the 3/4-inch audit guy

Post by keyrouteken » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:36 pm

Hi Everybody-- Bill Yoder in Germany who has amassed a large listing of 3/4" locomotives and photographs, is still looking for the whereabouts of a Langworthy Hudson.
He describes this item thusly :
" One of my main questions now: I’m listing the original Langworthy Hudson, code designation “464.NYC5297.Langworthy”, as sold and relettered to Southern #1501. Is that correct, is that really the same loco? Who can help me out? "

Anybody know ?

Bill Yoder : kant50@web.de

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Re: Bill Yoder-the 3/4-inch audit guy

Post by dnevil » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:02 am

Bill Yoder has just updated his 3/4 inch scale registry. It now contains 457 locomotives in 14 PDF files! Even if you don't model in 3/4 inch it is well worth your time to browse through this amazing collection.

http://ibls.org/mediawiki/index.php?tit ... e_Registry

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Post by dnevil » Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:45 pm

Bill has published the latest version of his 3/4 inch registry, now with 526 entries.

http://ibls.org/mediawiki/index.php?tit ... e_Registry

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Re: Bill Yoder-the 3/4-inch audit guy

Post by little giant » Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:03 pm

The unknown Niagara #6000 on page 40 of part 11, maybe Harold Crouch’s of Fingerlakes Live Steamers. It was sold to Jonathan Liebabe (spelling maybe wrong) of Massachusetts. Both have passed away.

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Post by Bill Shields » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:05 pm

Jonathan Leiby is the correct spelling.

that loco is not Harold's..it never had a cab in any of the pictures or 'real life' encounters that I saw.

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Re: Bill Yoder-the 3/4-inch audit guy

Post by LVRR2095 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:11 am

Bill Shields wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:05 pm
Jonathan Leiby is the correct spelling.

that loco is not Harold's..it never had a cab in any of the pictures or 'real life' encounters that I saw.
Harold had a cab on it when he visited the NJLS many years ago. It had no running boards and no cab roof, but it did have a cab.
However....that is not his 4-8-4 pictured on page 40 of the roster.
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Post by Bill Shields » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:18 am

ah...ok...no cab roof.....giggle....well I was 2/3 correct which is better than average.

Maybe he had taken the cab sides off before I saw it.

will need to go back and look at Jim's pictures for personal edification.

The last time I spoke with Jon Leiby about it (around 2009), the frames were 'tweeked' as the result of a collision with the ground, and the axles would not turn.

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Re: Bill Yoder-the 3/4-inch audit guy

Post by LVRR2095 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:37 am

In the 3/4” roster thread there is a picture of Harold’s 4-8-4’
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Post by Bill Shields » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:40 am

that's it!!!!!

I can hear the blower running from here.

Those of you who knew Harold understand the lament

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Re: Bill Yoder-the 3/4-inch audit guy

Post by Steve Bratina » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:42 am

The engine was built by Everett Clem and is now entoumbed in a museum.

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Post by Bill Shields » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:02 am

which means 'no tender'.....Everett died before he got started on it.

I was helping him design a propane burner for it.

Jon Leiby had his eye on this loco...was waiting for the museum to decide they wanted to do something with it besides sit in a back room.

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Re: Bill Yoder-the 3/4-inch audit guy

Post by little giant » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:04 pm

Does anyone know where Harold’s Niagara is?

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