Restored Challenger

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  1. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    I suppose the manufacturers could rely on the age old,"but it was only used by one railroad" excuse.....wait a minute, the 4-8-8-4 was only used by "one" railroad, and it is one of the most modeled locomotives!
    There isn't a whole lot of physical difference between the bigboy, and the Yellowstone.....just that the Yellowstone is better looking, and has a considerably larger boiler. Like the Allegheny, the Yellowstone is best described as a "brute!"
    The Caspar Lumber co. had two dimunitive standard gauge 2-6-6-2s, the Trojan and the Sampson. Little River Lumber had a 2-4-4-2 which they returned to Baldwin in exchange for a smaller 2-4-4-2. The first, ended up on the Deep River Lumber company.
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    I knew that the Little River 2-4-4-2s were plural...and I knew something about one being returned, but I didn't realize that 1 was returned and a smaller one built...I did know that the returned engine ended up elsewhere. The Sampson sounds familiar but not the Trojan.

    I agree that the Yellowstone was better looking!
  3. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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  4. Triplex

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    So is the Allegheny.
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    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Triplex, re your last post, "so is the allegheny" hit me as there should be a plastic version of the Allegheny. If I read that wrong, my appologies, because Rivarossi did an excellent job with the C&O version of the H-8.
    No, it does not run as well as the P2K Heritage 2-8-8-2, or the Bachmann Spectrum H-5 2-6-6-2, but it was one of the best runners Rivarossi released, and the detail was only half a heartbeat away from perfect. I have two of them, and I run them regularly.
    I also have the Arbour Models kit. I have seen the H-8 in brass, in O scale. Someday I'll have enough money to aquire one of those!

    nkp174, Thanks! That little narrow gauge mallet is over 21 years old now, and still runs as well as the day I finished building it. Northwest Shortline gearboxes last!
  7. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    i had a chance to buy 1 for 320 bucks at davids trains.but i decided to wait for the train show in october at lakota west hig school by the local NMRA division.theres going to be 250+ dealers there and deals are EVERYWHER to be found.half price this 60% of that,etc.theres bound to be an alleghany.--josh
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    bigsteel, I picked up a P2K 0-8-0 there a few years ago for $60 off the normal price.

    I'm slowly building On3 modules with a goal of someday taking them to shows like that...to promote On3, handlaid track, and scratchbuilding/bashing.
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    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    man,i love the deals there! thats why i normally only buy trains from shows and scenery from the LHS.

    and your modules sound cool,i cant wait to see you there with your layout!--josh
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    It'll be a little while before I can take them. They're no where near ready.
  11. Triplex

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    I was thinking N scale.
  12. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    I stand "enlightened". :mrgreen: I was still thinking in 1/35th scale.