local power?

NW Modeling List nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org
Mon Dec 29 23:51:45 EST 2008

Hi Kenneth;

Diesel doesn't work on the N&W before 1955.

A class M 4-8-0 would be a good candidate for you, watch e-bay for a model -
brass only so far. I am hopping that Bachman will do one in their Spectrum
line since 475 is a Strasburg.

Nigel F Misso, PE
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> First of all, that you to all the folks that helped with my question about

> the Pumpkin Vine around Martinsville, A.


> As I continue to plan for my railroad empire, I find I'll have an N&W

> local interchanging cars with my railroad. That leaves me wondering what

> sort of locomotives would be appropriate. I'm modeling 1952-53, with the

> potential to backdate to 1943 or so. Ideally, I can justify a locomotive

> not more than 50' long, since I've literally modeled myself into a corner

> and have no room for a longer engine. Unless the N&W used some VERY short

> steam engines on locals, I am assuming that I'm stuck with diesel power.


> Any advice, comments, etc. would be appreciated and put to good use.

> --

> Kenneth Rickman - krickman1 at carolina.rr.com

> Salisbury, NC


> If at first you don't succeed, use a bigger hammer!

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