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Old 10-14-2010, 11:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Recently, while on the Internet, I came across a photo of a small steam engine with a oil tank secured to the top of it's boiler. The oil tank was a metal drum, smaller than 55 gal., connected to the boiler by metal posts. For some darn reason I can no longer locate this photograph. Can anybody here help me out? I don't care if it is the same locomotive or not at this point. Burnt out searching for the **** thing. Was thinking it would be a quick mod to recreate on my old style Bachmann Porter that is currently disassembled awaiting for the planets to get into alignment for it's rebuild.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 10-14-2010, 11:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Maybe you are thinking of the one Dwight Ennis modeled? Some photos of his are in this thread:

http://www.mylargescale.com/Communi...spx#114574
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i think it was some kind of plantation loco.
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Old 10-14-2010, 12:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It was more funkier looking than Dwight's. Most likely in line with a plantation loco (as mentioned by Kormsen) or a logging loco. Thanks.
I will keep searching. Never give up. Need to check out my Yahoo Groups for the photo.
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Old 10-14-2010, 01:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Posted By Joe Bartolini on 14 Oct 2010 12:53 PM
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It was more funkier looking than Dwight's. Most likely in line with a plantation loco (as mentioned by Kormsen) or a logging loco. Thanks.
I will keep searching. Never give up. Need to check out my Yahoo Groups for the photo.
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I vaguely remember seeing some images of locos with a barrel of some sort on top as a steam drum and I think they were on a web site devoted to "loco locomotives"... but that site says it is "Temporarily Unavailable" for excessive bandwidth consumption so we can't go looking there... doubly unfortunately, that message has popped on that site for at least a couple of years now, I fear it went away totally, but the last page it displayed has remained floating around the web for anyone that is still looking.

AH HA! Whilst typing this I decided to do another search and found a question in a forum of what happened to the LocoLoco site... (from 2 years ago!) Someone responded to look at the "Web Archive" site...

HA! Found some of it anyway. Seems some photos are gone, but you might try browsing around here:

http://web.archive.org/web/20061213...coloco.htm



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EDIT: here is a later set of archives:

http://web.archive.org/web/20071013...coloco.htm

I searched all over these pages and found lots of images of steam drums on top of water tube boilers, but none like what you have described.
Good luck with your search.
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Old 10-14-2010, 01:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Could it be ljke the air tank mounted transversely atop the boiler of a Colorado and Southern 2-6-0?
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Joe,
This may be what you're looking for.
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Old 10-14-2010, 02:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Tom- Yes it lot like that one, but the the upright braces were much longer at least in my mind (which isn't that good anymore). If I don't come across the photo this one is good enought for my own project.
Ralph- I can never get those tiny urls to work. Tried on 3 different browser IE, FF and Chrome at work (now) and will attemp-t later at home. If possible can you send the full URL and I will type character by character if need be.
I did not see the photo on any of the RR related Yahoo Group I frequent.
Should have copied it at the time I saw it.
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Joe,
Very odd, as I tested the url before posting.
Here it is straight up.
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http://www.largescalecentral.com/LS...p?id=13701
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Posted By Joe Bartolini on 14 Oct 2010 11:02 AM
Folks


Recently, while on the Internet, I came across a photo of a small steam engine with a oil tank secured to the top of it's boiler. The oil tank was a metal drum, smaller than 55 gal., connected to the boiler by metal posts. For some darn reason I can no longer locate this photograph. Can anybody here help me out? I don't care if it is the same locomotive or not at this point. Burnt out searching for the **** thing. Was thinking it would be a quick mod to recreate on my old style Bachmann Porter that is currently disassembled awaiting for the planets to get into alignment for it's rebuild.

Thanks in advance.

Joe in the Midlands of SC.


THIS is the loco you are looking for - http://www.largescalecentral.com/LSC...c.php?id=13701

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