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Date: 04/14/07 18:15
Remember the Varney Dockside ?
Author: engine3420

.....well this ain't it....credit my buddy of 49 years "africansteam" for this bit of foolery
Railfair' 91.




Date: 04/14/07 19:18
Re: Remember the Varney Dockside ?
Author: px320

I believe cs16 might have had a hand in that as well.



Date: 04/14/07 20:59
Re: Remember the Varney Dockside ?
Author: MojaveBill

My very first HO locomotive!



Date: 04/15/07 12:49
Re: Remember the Varney Dockside ?
Author: 4-12-2

A LOT of people's very first HO locomotive, especially in the days before Athearn and others!

The engine in the photo is interesting in its own right. I'll have to do some research on it.



Date: 04/15/07 21:22
Re: Remember the Varney Dockside ?
Author: MojaveBill

Years ago, Max Gray or somebody made a casting that would turn these little guys into cab forwards! (I didn't buy one)



Date: 04/15/07 21:49
Re: Remember the Varney Dockside ?
Author: px320

The tender is more interesting. If I remember correctly it is ex-Central Pacific.



Date: 04/16/07 15:29
Re: Remember the Varney Dockside ?
Author: RuleG

MojaveBill Wrote:
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> Years ago, Max Gray or somebody made a casting
> that would turn these little guys into cab
> forwards! (I didn't buy one)

I remember that and I almost bought one!

Dave



Date: 04/16/07 16:46
Re: Remember the Varney Dockside ?
Author: gate5

I remember the valve gear kit you could get. Those tiny rivets and they had to
be pounded down just right so the gear wouldn't bind. Not easy when you are
12 years old. I wish I still had mine old Dockside. I don't know where I lost it
but it was probably during college when "Mom" cleaned my room out when I
was gone..... oh well maybe someone will bring it back - only wishing.

Dick Foster
Arrow Creek and Western



Date: 04/16/07 19:08
Re: Remember the Varney Dockside ?
Author: engine3420

px320 Wrote:
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> The tender is more interesting. If I remember
> correctly it is ex-Central Pacific.

Your correct....this tender has exactly the same trucks as the Gov.Standford's tender .



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