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TrainFanKevin
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Live Steam Big Boy :)

Post by TrainFanKevin » Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:15 pm

I found one of these on ebay and have been fascinated by it. I have never seen anything quite like it.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-ESTATE- ... escription

I wish I could afford to bid on it..

Anyhow, I am not new to Live Steam. I have owned an HJ Coventry President Class. I only had it for display though. Never ran it. It was not complete. I dabble mostly in HO and O Japanese brass models though...

So what do you guys think about this big boy? :)

Kevin

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Post by Kimball McGinley » Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:05 pm

I think those were commercially made for "G" scale track by a major manufacturer of ready to run garden scale steamers.

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Post by AnthonyDuarte » Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:47 pm

The locomotive appears to be scratch built, at least to my eyes. And it's pictured sitting on O gauge track.
Wish the seller had more info on the engine's history.

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Re: Live Steam Big Boy :)

Post by TrainFanKevin » Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:47 pm

Indeed it is O gauge scratch built. :) It's really nice! :D Especially that front end... Wonder how old it is. Could be 50s or earlier.

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Post by dnevil » Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:40 pm

I believe this was built by Roll Neff. The cylinder drain cock arrangement is exactly as he described in this article:

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

Roll built over 50 live steam locomotives in O scale.

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Post by kvom » Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:28 am

$15,100 winning bid!

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Re: Live Steam Big Boy :)

Post by SteveM » Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:33 am

kvom wrote:$15,100 winning bid!
Wow. The bids were (roughly):
$3,500
$4,000
$15,000
$15,100 (actually higher, but the increments were $100, so the winner gets it with $100 over the second highest bid).

Steve

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