Now available: Charlie Purinton 3-1/2" gauge 4-4-2 castings

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Now available: Charlie Purinton 3-1/2" gauge 4-4-2 castings

Post by JohnK » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:14 am

Group,

Friends Models has just produced castings and drawings for the Charlie Purinton-designed 3-1/2" gauge 4-4-2 named "Angus". Please see www.friendsmodels.com for more information.

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-John
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Re: Now available: Charlie Purinton 3-1/2" gauge 4-4-2 castings

Post by WJH » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:15 pm

Thank you for keeping these locomotives alive. I realize the cost of doing business is very high, and having iron castings done is getting harder. If you have the larger machine tools, it is getting harder to justify building a small scale engine when the castings for a 7.5" locomotive, all things considered, not much more money. I realize the same amount of work goes into making the patterns. I have a partial project of a Coventry K4 pacific, that I do believe at one point you had the castings for. I bought the drawings from you, I think... Sadly I somehow lost them! :( Perhaps one day I will finish it. I am a big guy, and it probably is for the best I stick with 7.5" gauge.

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Re: Now available: Charlie Purinton 3-1/2" gauge 4-4-2 castings

Post by JohnK » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:49 pm

You are welcome. Thank you.

I still have drawings and most castings for the K4 if you need anything. Please write me or call the shop.

More surprises coming on www.friendsmodels.com. Stay tuned!

-John
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Re: Now available: Charlie Purinton 3-1/2" gauge 4-4-2 castings

Post by JohnK » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:15 pm

WJH wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:15 pm
I am a big guy, and it probably is for the best I stick with 7.5" gauge.
Not necessarily!

Somewhere around the shop I have an old cartoon done by Richard Symmes back in the 1970s......it shows a thin little 100-something pound guy on a 3/4" scale highline, being pulled by a 2-10-2 or some such....and it then shows a fat guy being pulled by a little teakettle 2-4-0 or similar. It was based on the fact that at Waushakum, Pioneer Valley, New Jersey, etc. in the 1970s, it seemed that many of the guys on "Raritans" or similar were these really big dudes......and all the big locos with huge wheel arrangements were pulling around some little guy who was thin as a rail.

I'll see if I can find it.

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Re: Now available: Charlie Purinton 3-1/2" gauge 4-4-2 castings

Post by LVRR2095 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:19 pm

Little locomotives can haul me...they can haul anybody.
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Re: Now available: Charlie Purinton 3-1/2" gauge 4-4-2 castings

Post by WJH » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:21 pm

This Coventry K4 project I have is little more than drivers, axles, axle boxes and plate frames, but it deserves to be finished. Just spoke with John, very nice guy, want to help support what he’s doing.

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Re: Now available: Charlie Purinton 3-1/2" gauge 4-4-2 castings

Post by Bill Shields » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:38 pm

Our Tich, at 19# wet and running would pull 300# of passengers around NJLS and PLS tracks.

Tom Thumb at 50# wet will pull 350# of passengers completely around WLS track, which has a long grade...

Locos are more fun when you make them WORK.

Anyone can run a loafer around.....giggle....

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Re: Now available: Charlie Purinton 3-1/2" gauge 4-4-2 castings

Post by FRED DADDI » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:10 am

Bill Shields wrote:Our Tich, at 19# wet and running would pull 300# of passengers around NJLS and PLS tracks.

Tom Thumb at 50# wet will pull 350# of passengers completely around WLS track, which has a long grade...

Locos are more fun when you make them WORK.

Anyone can run a loafer around.....giggle....
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