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7.5" ga. 4-8-4 Lackawanna
Northern & Train
7.5" ga. #1501 4-8-4 Lackawanna Northern
built by Bill Betts in 1999 from original Lackawanna plans.
Currently being run on compressed air for turn key operation.
This Locomotive is part of an estate that the previous owner
enjoyed regularly running on private layout.
Consist includes Loco, Tender, Gondola, and
Compressor Car. Can be converted back to coal firing by removing
compressed air piping that connects to throttle valve in smoke
Controls have been extended to rear of tender to
allow operation from gondola riding car. Extended controls can
be easily removed if desire to operate on coal from tender.
Center drivers have been blinded to help negotiate tighter
Compressor Car contains new turn key
start gas engine turning twin piston compressor. While running
on compressed air engine is oiled with an exhaust scavenger
system to collect excess oil.
Locomotive can be loaded
onto trailer or rear of truck from loading ramp. Delivery is
also an option for direct costs as estate still has cargo van
with built-in rails for easy secure transport.