Riding scale 4-8-4

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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Riding scale 4-8-4

Post by Glenn Brooks » Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:18 pm

Well, not exactly Park gauge. But it is in a park... and I was definitely riding on the bottom step of the ladder leading up to the valve gear! This is one huge Locomotive.

On display at the California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento, adjacent to their “Old Town” Depot and active track.
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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

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Re: Riding scale 4-8-4

Post by NP317 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:45 am

I LOVE that Museum!
Nice to see that 4-8-4 displayed. Helps me understand the model being built by the Original Poster in the other thread.

As a kid (pre-museum) I remember climbing up on the one remaining SP Cab Forward that was displayed outside the Sacramento RR Depot,
along with the CP Huntington 4-2-4. I was happy when both those historic locomotives moved inside, when the Museum was built in 1981.
~RN

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Re: Riding scale 4-8-4

Post by rkcarguy » Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:50 am

She's a little big Glenn, how you gonna get it home? :lol:

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Re: Riding scale 4-8-4

Post by Glenn Brooks » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:31 pm

Well, I’ve been looking for a trailer for my pickup.
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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

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Re: Riding scale 4-8-4

Post by Rob Gardner » Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:28 pm

Well, to make this thread a little more "Grand Scale" relevant, Mike Weldon in Fordland, MO has already built a similar 3776 class ATSF 4-8-4 in 1.5" scale and is very well along on a 3" scale version. A few years ago, the running gear was done and the boiler was mounted on the chassis. Not many photos exist that I've seen, but there have been a few videos posted on YouTube here and there if you know what to search for.

She's pretty hefty to say the least!

Rob Gardner

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