Dec 10 - Jan 11 Photo Contest

Member submitted photos of large scale model trains.

12 entries 38 votes

PRL&M Narrow Guage
By Doug Bowman on 12/19/2010 7:25:31 PM

The new Shay just arrived; the Porter is hard at work.

Rank #9


1/5/2011 5:22:07 PM
is that a 2 axle load the porter is pulling, or is that wood the fuel for the firebox?
Doug Bowman
1/5/2011 6:56:17 PM
It's a Tender for the engine. The two yards are quite a distance apart. Carrying wood on the platform just didn't make sense. Besides that; there is a speaker for the sound system in the tender plus electrical pickups for a more reliable engine operation. I took the skid shoe pickups off of the engine because they would short out on the frogs of the turnouts. With the tender pickups the engine can crawl across the turnout without hesitation.

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