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glennk28

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« on: July 28, 2012, 04:37:41 PM »

What was the prototype for the large-scale  3-truck  modeled by Bachman? I see several lettering schemes in the catalog, but I know that at least the West Side was wrong  (#4 was a Heisler)--for that matter, how about the prototypes for other Bachmann logging locos? I thinkk I recall finding a simila rloco to the original Pardee & Curtin 2-truck Shay on the Pino Grande  (Michigan-California Lumber Co )
Thanks for the help--Glenn Joesten
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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2012, 10:34:12 PM »

not completely sure but it may be based off of new mexico lumber/oregon lumber companies narrow gauge 3 truck shay which now resides in laporte indiana in running condition
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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2012, 09:37:12 AM »

not completely sure but it may be based off of new mexico lumber/oregon lumber companies narrow gauge 3 truck shay which now resides in laporte indiana in running condition

Well the Climax is [as near as I can determine] identical to the one at the Logging Industry museum in Duncan, BC.

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Kevin Strong


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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2012, 11:46:41 AM »

There is no specific prototype for the Bachmann Climax; it's more of a generic "catalog" 25-ton Class B Climax. The builder's number on the loco is from a 35-ton Class B built in the late 20s, if I recall. The Climax at the logging museum in BC is a 23-ton Class B Climax, but is standard gauge.

I don't know if there's a specific prototype for the 3-truck Shay.

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K
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Loco Bill Canelos

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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2012, 10:54:12 PM »

I don't know of one either.  Maybe the Bach-man or Yardmaster can help.  I would love to know for the historical Record.
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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2012, 11:15:59 PM »

Dear All,
Kevin is correct: it is a generic Shay, similar to many, but identical to none.
Have fun!
the Bach-man
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