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Re: I have found my muse.....Milwaukee Road Narrow Gauge
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2019, 07:34:34 PM »
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Well.......From what I have read, #4 started out as DSP&P number 67 built by Cooke. It was then C&S 55 until it went to the Milwaukee Road in 1918.

http://donsdepot.donrossgroup.net/dr051.htm

I thought it looked like a C16, but hadn't compared dimensions yet.

Ok, maybe I need two locos.

Even though my wife has put up with me and N scale Trains for 25 plus years, she does struggle a bit when I say I'm buying a non running or poorly running brass loco for a couple of hundred, that needs another couple of hundred dollars to possibly ( I say possibly because I have no idea what I'm doing on this project) make usable, for a non existent layout, with no rolling stock or even track to test it on. I can only imagine the eye roll/head shake I'd get if she saw a $450 (Blackstone) loco in pieces on the work bench.

 That's what I like about this hobby, it defies logic and common sense.

Tom L.

  I've seen Blackstone locos going for around 300 on the HOn3 yardsale group ( GroupsIO ) . And I do have an MDC inside frame 2-8-0 that I'd let go for cheep , It does run although not real well .....Mike