Anyone building Oahu RR #85?

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Anyone building Oahu RR #85?

Postby Greg_Lewis » Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:43 pm

I'm cleaning out my files and I have a print of #85 at Travel Town in LA in 1978. If you're building this, pm me your snail mail addy and I'll send it to you, rather than toss it into the waste bin. I'll toss in the neg, too, if I can find it.


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Re: Anyone building Oahu RR #85?

Postby Greg_Lewis » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:10 pm

The print has found a new home. Thanks guys.
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Re: Anyone building Oahu RR #85?

Postby JTolan » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:46 pm

I am!

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Re: Anyone building Oahu RR #85?

Postby Greg_Lewis » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:38 pm

J: I've already promised it to someone else but I can email you a scan if you pm me your email.
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Re: Anyone building Oahu RR #85?

Postby Loco112 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:46 am

I'll better that print.

How about a large number of the real Alco blueprints for that specific locomotive? There are other OR&L sets coming as well. These will be scan files on DVD, available sometime soon. If you are interested put your below and wait. And wait, and wait. Ill get you the details when they are available.
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Re: Anyone building Oahu RR #85?

Postby dorin » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:43 am

It is a cute locomotive!

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Re: Anyone building Oahu RR #85?

Postby BAdams » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:56 pm

Loco112 - I would be interested in a set.

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Re: Anyone building Oahu RR #85?

Postby Kimball McGinley » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:05 pm

Is that the one that I rode behind as a kid in the 1960's?

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Re: Anyone building Oahu RR #85?

Postby Short Line Tom » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:16 pm

A lovely engine and a lovely Railway!
Plans of Oahu RR #85, drawn by Jim Dunlop, could be found in the Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette, Nov/Dec 1988, page 16.
Very good Informations and pictures of the Railway could be found in the book: Hawaiian Railway Album WWII Photographs.

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Re: Anyone building Oahu RR #85?

Postby BClemens » Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:40 pm

Something about a ten wheeler.... An old photo and a current one (at least they put some paint on her..but someone took her bell.)
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Re: Anyone building Oahu RR #85?

Postby Greg_Lewis » Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:23 pm

Kimball:

Yes, that engine ran east from Travel Town about a quarter mile or so, and then backed up to it's starting point. I remember talking to the engine crew as it was nearing it's last runs there. They said it needed some new staybolts and that the cost was prohibitive at the time. It ran along what is now Zoo Drive, up to about the Riverside Drive bridge. Crystal Springs Drive ran to the south side of LALS, against the hillside, past what is now the loading area.
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Re: Anyone building Oahu RR #85?

Postby Glenn Brooks » Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:51 pm

Yes, I would also be interested in a set of drawings. Thanks very much for offering to do this.

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