Very small N&W 0-6-0?

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Tue Aug 7 09:58:53 EDT 2012

1885-1888 N&W bought (or built) 12 0-6-0's in classes R, P and S (series
129-140). They had 50" drivers and the second driver was offset to the rear.
They are pictured on page 137 of Prince's book. These are the only N&W 0-6-0's I
know of.

Jim Nichols

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Subject: Very small N&W 0-6-0?

Folks, I have a little puzzle..
I recently purchased an old Bachmann HO scale 0-6-0, thinking it was a Spectrum
model.  When I got it, I realized that it's much smaller.  The drivers are about
43" diameter, the overall wheelbase is only 10', and the middle driver is offset
to the rear 6" of center.  I can find no prototype locomotive on either Southern
or the Danville & Western, my two primary roads.  Since I also have a little bit
of N&W on my layout, I was wondering..  did the N&W ever have anything that
small?  At this point, I don't care about anything other than the wheelbase and
diameter, as I will have to build the rest of the loco anyway.  Was there a
suitable N&W prototype?

-- Kenneth Rickman
Salisbury, NC
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