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Re: Are there any individual projects out there?
Posted by: Dan Markoff (IP Logged)
Date: July 22, 2011 11:25PM

There is one that I know of. That is Dave Kloke's "Leviathan", in Elgin Illinois. Dave has already completed his locomotive, has run it, and it is drop dead gorgeous. He is now building a second one, the "York." Both are 4-4-0s patterened on the locomotives at Promontory, which were Schnectedy Locomotives. They are are standard gauge. (nobody is perfect) Also, even though the Leviathan looks like it burns wood, it actually burns oil. I've had quite a few discussions with Dave while he was building his locomotive, but while he loves the look of the wood burners, I guess he hates throwing wood.

Here in Las Vegas, I know of one guy, Jesse Banning, who is scratch building a live steam wood burning scale model of Eureka. I'm not sure of the gauge, but I would guess the track size is about 7 inches or so. It's a pretty good size, and he is right on the money as far as it looking just like Eureka. I'm really impressed with what these scale guys build from scratch.

With the original artifacts being far and few between, it seems that building new locomotives is an alternative to trying to find old artifacts, which are not around in any quantities any more.

Dan



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  Are there any individual projects out there? Dan Markoff 07/18/2011 08:45PM
  Re: Are there any individual projects out there? Andy Faris 07/20/2011 09:11AM
  Re: Are there any individual projects out there? jrmay 07/20/2011 11:00AM
  Re: Are there any individual projects out there? AZfarmer 07/21/2011 01:11AM
  Re: Are there any individual projects out there? SMITTY 07/22/2011 01:47PM
  Re: Are there any individual projects out there? Joe Magruder 07/22/2011 05:56PM
  Re: Are there any individual projects out there? Dan Markoff 07/22/2011 08:42PM
  Re: Are there any individual projects out there? Brian Norden 07/22/2011 09:40PM
  Re: Are there any individual projects out there? wdbarbe 07/22/2011 09:21PM
  Re: Are there any individual projects out there? Dan Markoff 07/22/2011 11:25PM
  Re: Are there any individual projects out there? dougvv 07/23/2011 04:20AM
  Re: Are there any individual projects out there? Bernie Perch 07/23/2011 07:30AM
  Re: Are there any individual projects out there? jrmay 07/23/2011 08:20AM
  Re: Are there any individual projects out there? Dan Markoff 07/23/2011 09:36AM
  Re: Are there any individual projects out there? rehunn 07/24/2011 09:29AM
  Re: Are there any individual projects out there? Miserlou57 07/24/2011 01:05AM
  Re: Are there any individual projects out there? michael 07/23/2011 10:07AM
  Re: Are there any individual projects out there? SMITTY 07/23/2011 01:38PM
  Re: Are there any individual projects out there? Phil Reader 07/23/2011 07:51PM
  Re: Are there any individual projects out there? Jeff Badger 01/01/2012 12:45PM
  Re: Are there any individual projects out there? David Johnson 07/28/2011 05:09PM
  Re: Are there any individual projects out there? rehunn 07/28/2011 05:51PM
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  Re: Are there any individual projects out there? Chris Walker 12/30/2011 05:17PM
  Re: Are there any individual projects out there? Dan Markoff 12/30/2011 09:59PM
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