Little Toot Railroad

Discuss park gauge trains and large scale miniature railways having track gauges from 8" to 24" gauge and designed at scales of 2" to the foot or greater - whether modeled for personal use, or purpose built for amusement park operation or private railroading.

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Glenn Brooks
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Little Toot Railroad

Post by Glenn Brooks » Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:18 am

Here’s a cool video! Nice job showing valve adjustments on a 15” Crown loco. They’ve got three 15” ga Crown’s running now! Apparently Crown made 35 locos in 15” gauge! Never knew that before...

https://youtu.be/6HMz_4us2KQ?fbclid=IwA ... q5Tg4dzqeA

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Motive power : 1902 A.S.Campbell 4-4-0 American - 12 5/8" gauge, 1955 Ottaway 4-4-0 American 12" gauge

Ahaha, Retirement: the good life - drifting endlessly on a Sea of projects....

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Re: Little Toot Railroad

Post by Pontiacguy1 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:10 pm

Awesome history!

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ALCOSTEAM
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Re: Little Toot Railroad

Post by ALCOSTEAM » Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:58 am

Clint used to stop by the shop once in a while when he passed thru the area. Amazingly Jim Adams in the video was age 100 in 2013. He is now 106 and has unfortunately been moved to a nursing home earlier this year. Jim retired off the Illinois Central railroad in 1974 after 33 years of service as a draftsman at their Centralia IL shops. He was also instrumental in getting the Illinois Central 4-8-2 #2500 donated and installed at Fairview Park in Centralia.

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