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Date: 01/08/17 17:50
Skookem in brass for sale?
Author: SD45X

Everybody's favorite auction has a Baldwin 2-4-4-2 in brass. I have never seen one:)



Date: 01/08/17 21:55
Re: Skookem in brass for sale?
Author: fbe

Isn't the 2-4-4-2 in steel undergoing restoration and rebuild in Washington near Snoqualmi?



Date: 01/09/17 05:06
Re: Skookem in brass for sale?
Author: herronpeter

It is.  This months Trains says it might be in steam buy the end of 2017!

Here is an O scale version I did with some moderization.  New Stack, Lights and Oil bunker added to tender.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuFtif8UL_w

Peter



Date: 01/09/17 07:52
Re: Skookem in brass for sale?
Author: BAB

I wouldnt hold my breath about it being in steam then as think its wishful thinking the main person in there steam program move to another place last year.



Date: 01/09/17 12:53
Re: Skookem in brass for sale?
Author: Hillcrest

Skookum is actually in Tillamook Ore. undergoing restoration to operation possibly this year. Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie Wa. has no connection to it.

   Cheers, Dave



Date: 01/09/17 23:10
Re: Skookem in brass for sale?
Author: Harlock

My father has a brass 2-4-4-2 Skookum in HO scale. I'll see if I can get a pic and a who made it.

Skookum is skill making restoration progress, although it shares labor pool with other locomotives nearby so it's kind of slow going.

The shop is so cramped it is difficult to get a picture without it being outside. Here is a super-wide pic I took a few months ago on a visit.

Mike Massee
Tehachapi, CA
Photography, Railroading and more..




Date: 01/10/17 09:17
Re: Skookem in brass for sale?
Author: Harlock

The one my dad has is from GEM models in Japan and made around 1974.

Mike Massee
Tehachapi, CA
Photography, Railroading and more..




Date: 01/10/17 09:33
Re: Skookem in brass for sale?
Author: twin_star_rocket

Also done in diecast by Powerhouse (a division of Oriental Limited). I have 2 or 3 of them. Had a minimum radius of 10" or so in HO.
http://thumbs.worthpoint.com/zoom/images1/1/0414/04/ho-oriental-powerhouse-8050-4-2_1_a7fb47eba4e8735b58b5b915d84aeb7f.jpg

Brian Ehni



Date: 01/10/17 14:57
Re: Skookem in brass for sale?
Author: fbe

This looks so much like a medium 2-8-2 boiler with drive set up for tight curves. The loco likely gave more speed on straight track than a geared locomotive yet was still able to negotiate tighter curves than an 8 coupled locomotive.

Steam fans in Tennessee sure are miffed the prototype was hauled to the northwest then languished as a pile of pieces growing moss for all those years.



Date: 01/10/17 15:07
Re: Skookem in brass for sale?
Author: LarryDoyle

Harlock Wrote:
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> The one my dad has is from GEM models in Japan and
> made around 1974.

Nice looking, but that air brake piping is wrong.

-Larry Doyle



Date: 01/10/17 19:18
Re: Skookem in brass for sale?
Author: Finderskeepers

> Nice looking, but that air brake piping is wrong.
>
> -Larry Doyle

Here is a picture of the real engine and associated piping

http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/attachments/fullsize/739000/DeepRiver_7lunch2.AL.small.jpg

Posted from iPhone



Date: 01/10/17 20:54
Re: Skookem in brass for sale?
Author: SD45X

Looks like the one in the auction.

Harlock Wrote:
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> The one my dad has is from GEM models in Japan and
> made around 1974.



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