I'm looking to get some feedback on any 4-8-4s that have been made in 1:32 or 1:29 scale.
I'm working with a team of volunteers at my local steam museum to build an outdoor gauge 1 track for mostly live steam (as the venue would suggest) but of course battery locos would work fine on dead rail and we are considering wiring up at least one of the double mainline tracks for 2-rail power later on down the line.
Some of the volunteers are interested in getting a 4-8-4 to model the locomotives they have at the museum that run on 7.5" gauge track. They are two Little Engines ALCO 4-8-4 locos, one built by the former owners of the estate the museum currently resides... father and son in the late 50s, and the other built by the original owner of Little Engines, Martin Lewis, obtained from his widow after Martin passed.
#401 built by T. Clarence Marshall 1956-1960
This is the one built by Martin Lewis in the early 1950s.
Frustratingly when searching for Gauge 1 or G scale 4-8-4s they give me 4-8-8-4 Big Boy results LOL! And looking through MTHs catalog mostly gives O-Scale results.
Does anyone know of any Gauge 1 or G Scale 4-8-4 releases that I can be on the look out for? Reviews/suggestions welcome. Hoping to not break the bank, I'm fine with needing to wait around for one to be up for sale of course, as is to be expected with out of production equipment. I'm fine with 3D printing or kit bashing to get close to the look of these Little Engines locos.