A5a Camelback numbers - Please post yours.

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A5a Camelback numbers - Please post yours.

Post by PRR5406 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:53 am

This is a bit of a foamer type question. My friend is getting anew boiler for his A5a Reading Camelback, and wants to put an accurate number on the cab. If you own or operate one of these locomotives, would you please list the prototype's number in this thread? The idea being to collect those numbers already being used and not duplicate future models. Consider posting a picture as well?

Mine is Reading 1179.
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Post by Sandiapaul » Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:17 pm

I'm a long way from done but am considering 1177.

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Post by GO&PRR » Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:36 pm

The Nuskey drawings say "Nos. 1147-84".
I have a No. 1173 built by Leo Meyers.
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Post by Andypullen » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:05 pm

Mine is 1175.
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Post by 19copythree » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:32 am

Thanks, Rich!

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Post by thomaskremers » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:17 pm

Nuskey and friends built 1171-1174. Ed Faller, Glen Kremers, Bobbie Ritenburg and Dave Bortz are the current owners....so there are two 1173. By the way I talked with Pete Nuskey today. He's coming to the 50th FLLS reunion....unfortunately he doesn't have an 0-4-0. Bobbie Ritenburg is coming also, but sadly he has no pump for his. Ed Faller hasn't responded to my calls or emails but his was last known to be under reconstruction.

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Post by PRR5406 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:59 pm

Should be an excellent gathering.
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Post by thomaskremers » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:31 pm

Tad Culp's gas powered 0-4-0 is still running, but he can't make the FLLS meet. I'll get him next time!

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