I sure would like to see a 4-8-0

NW Modeling List nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org
Sun Jan 20 14:56:55 EST 2008

Dear List,

I usually don't get to deeply involved in these discussions, but
I would like to second the motion "I sure would like to see a 4-8-0" I don't
want one of those brass, unpainted, no-DCC, no sound, poor running
$500-1,000 models to set on my shelf . I have a Alco Models T6 and a bunch
of brass FMs for that. The bar was raised along time ago by Proto-2000 and
Broadway Limited. - I want one of those. One want a model that I, with
little or no master modeling skills, can take out of the box and operate.
In fact what I really want is a big,beefy Class M2 4-8-0. Something with a
little heft. Something that a manufacturer could produce with some real
pulling power. They were mainline locomotive power at the turn of the 20th
century and were still kicking around up here on the Shenandoah Division at
Waynesboro VA at the end of steam operations. I sure wish Broadway LTD, or
its latest corporate incarnation, or even Proto-2000, would produce it. We
are up to our eyeballs in Class Js and Class As. (Here on the Shenandoah
Division I can only find proof that one of each ever set foot on the

And while I'm up on my soap-box I wish the Modeling Committee could forward
a set of drawings for the N&W Class S1/S1a to Walthers for the Proto-2000
USRA 0-8-0. It might come to no end as they only seem to be re-issuing
existing tooling, but this is the best case scenario for a new N&W model
that I can see. Thanks for listening.I feel a lot better now.

Mason Cooper

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