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Title: 0 6 0 Porter side tank Prototype?
Post by: RAILSPLITTER on November 09, 2017, 02:58:11 PM
I am trying to find some prototype photos of the Bachmann 0 6 0 Porter side tank. Scanned the web for a wile and nothing. Then I was thinking Bachmann made the model so it should be based on a actual prototype . Bachmann must have some reference or could advise where to look or get it since they did to build the model if off a certain prototype made with a headlight. Or is it just some fantasy . I looked into Mid west quarry and mining and the company actually exists today ,but no history . Just more dead ends. Anybody know,Bachmann?

Jon


Title: Re: 0 6 0 Porter side tank Prototype?
Post by: J3a-614 on November 09, 2017, 03:14:28 PM
A very brief check came up with this piece from Model Railroader.  According to its author, it looks like the Porter was based on a catalog engine, with an added electric headlight, representing a locomotive that had been modernized.

In short, it may not be a specific engine, but it is a standard prototype from the builder.

http://mrr.trains.com/product-reviews/staff-reviews/2013/11/bachmann-trains-ho-scale-porter-switcher



Title: Re: 0 6 0 Porter side tank Prototype?
Post by: J3a-614 on November 09, 2017, 11:19:23 PM
Might be. . .can you provide a link or copy of the picture you found?