Okay, so perhaps this is a bit off the beaten track of model railroads – but I found it interesting and thought you may too.
Here are some pictures of a steam engine which has no firebox.
It was parked at the power plant of NCR (National Cash Register) here in Dayton.
A pressure hose was attached from the factory’s steam line to the loco. Steam was pushed into the thermos flask (the main part of the loco), and used to move it around the yard switching 2 or 3 small rolling stock cars.
And now dear readers, some help is needed.
Wayne has got in touch. And I thought I’d ask the collective – that’s you – on his behalf. Please post comment below!
“I read your material everyday. I print it out and have put it in a binder. If you can get some feed back on what I should do? I thought I had it figured out.
I am a novice and just getting into model railroading. Sometimes you get things that your mind cannot comprehend. A friend’s husband passed and he had HO trains and layout with accessories, some installed and others not?.
I picked it up this AM and now I have a 4 track layout on a 4×4 HO Scale board with trap door in the middle. All four tracks are separate buy can switch cars from one to the other.
There are five engines and several cars…. Bachmann and Atlas material. Enough track to build another rail system on a separate board.
There is railroad crossing with lights and signs, end of 3 track switch with lights, etc.
I have the ability to build the hills and buildings as I do scroll saw stuff. Work a lot with plastic.
Attached is a picture of the stuff I have.
1. Do I start all over and build new?
2. Do I work with what I have>
3. Or do I get creative and build around what I have?
4. Should I just start with one engine, cars and work my way up?
So can you help Wayne out? What would you suggest? I’m asking because I know we’ve all been there!
Keep ’em coming.