scratch built (USA) 2 6 6 loco & tender

peterbunce

1880's Colorado Narrow gauge on 45mm track
29 Oct 2009
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east of manchester
Hi,

Thought this may interest some members -

http://www.cumberlandmodelengineering.com/KonradGallery.html

The loco is a Denver & Salt Lake RR 2 6 6 Mallett, which was one of the first built in the USA. Needlesws to say the DSL nver reached Salt lake, and was bought out by The D&RG

This railroad wnet over the Rockies at 110000+ feet at Rollins pass, with the usual mayhem in winter and enormous costs entailed in attempting to combat the ice/snow/and wind.

Eventually after much money raising the Moffatt Tunnel replaced the 'high line'. That of course is still in use, and just as important is the not often mentioned water tunnel for Denver that is also there, and where a lot of the money came from!

Have a look at the other galleries across the top of the site page.

Look especially at Barry Bogg's site, at http://www.cumberlandmodelengineering.com/BogsSteamLocomotives.html where there is a huge D&RG mallett loco, of Class L131 - that is a 2 8 8 2.

Enjoy :applause:
 

trammayo

Interested in vintage commercial vehicle, trams, t
24 Oct 2009
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Wow! Absolutely mind boggling - the complexity and skill required. There's them that can, and those that wish they could! Great to look and drool at though.
Mick
 

trammayo

Interested in vintage commercial vehicle, trams, t
24 Oct 2009
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Bad internet connection (satelite) - wasn't showing that it had uploaded.
 

Spule 4

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24 Oct 2009
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Barry Boggs, now there is a name from the past in the hobby. I have a 1980s/early 1990s Model Railroader with a cover photo with him and an LGB layout.