QUOTE(Major Ursa @ Mar 26 2008, 6:36 PM)
Nice photos there. I wonder if you have one of the train itself.
Actually, I do.
The MKT engine is subbing for the Cotton Belt engine (which matches the trainset we're running now) which is in for major refurb. unfortunately the Katy cars are scattered amongst the body shop and painter for refurb, so we have a mixed consist.
I'm hoping for things to settle out here a bit, and then get my dad and grandfather and delve back into the Cotton Belt locomotive. I've been working on building power trucks up for it, and it needs a hydraulic pump reworked, and a few other things.
For those that don't know, the Miniature Train Co. G-16's are precise (and I do mean precise) 1/5 scale replicas. I understand that people have blown up the EMD blueprints, and the rivets are perfectly scaled and in the right spot.. That's detail! The cars are generic streamlined coaches, one of which is a "boat tail" round observation car. They were built in the '50's and by changing the wheels could run on either 14, 15 or 16 inch gauge. We run 14" so we're right at 3" scale, give or take a bit.