Power for Modeling the D.L.& W. Sussex Branch
have an Athearn TM which was apparently a custom paint job. I got
it at a train show about 10 years ago and the label on the box was
not the usual type. This has also not been run and the engine could
use some detailing to improve it's appearance. I also need to do
some coupler height adjustments on it.
got a look at the new TM and they look sweet. Puts mine to shame,
has just released a DL&W RS-3 (December 2006)
Hobby Corp. (IHC):
of brass, pretty much you're stuck with custom jobs (like my ex-Bowser
Pacific,) or IHC, bless their hearts.
IHC models run well, but I know they're not modeled on DLW prototypes.
Their Pacific has a tapered boiler (DLW's were pretty straight in
the photos I have,) plus a wider firebox.
was gifted one of these for Christmas. Read
how I've tweaked it more towards the DL&W
have one of these. Without making a list, hmm, let's see... The
smokebox front is not a smooth dome and came with two 'pumps' or
something on it. It's silver instead of green... Well, I'm going
to fix it up eventually and number it as the 1115.
Mikado probably shouldn't have a tapered boiler either, but I think
the light Mikes (1200 series) may be right. No functioning front
coupler, but for run through trains it'll do fine. The one I have
seems to have a number which didn't exist(?) 1583, so I'm renumbering
it 1256. There are several color photos of it and even a B/W photo
of it helping an L&HR job down from Andover.
also have a consolidation which I got to run steam freights. The
front coupler actually functions and can be replaced by a #5 Kaydee.
Yes, the dimensions are incorrect for a DLW consolidation. The headlight
is close enough for now, but I'll likely put a Calscale one on it
when I get around to detailing engines...
IHC 2-6-0 Camelback looks good from a steam engine point of view.
I am however, well aware that it does not resemble a Lackawanna
camelback mogul very well. Mine runs well, and pulls a moderately
long milk train. The Roundhouse milk cars look very good behind
I bought a 2-6-0 mogul. I couldn't resist. While it doesn't seem
to have the traction of the camelback, it does look good. I'm going
to renumber mine 565 in honor of the lifeless hulk at Steamtown.
It has a functional front coupler for switching freights.
one was thrown in my lap by a friend. It's a good little engine
and runs well. The front coupler functions which makes it totally
useful for switching. Being a firm believer that many things are
possible, I'm sure at some point an 0-8-0 was used to haul a freight
up the Sussex Branch.
I've recently learned of a photo showing DL&W 0-8-0 #239 switching
the Sussex Branch at Netcong.
got a Lifelike Proto 2000 GP-7 when they came out. I'm quite happy
with the detail and it runs very well on the layout. I remember
when it was released that something was said about one of the yellow
hand rails was wrong and that the staunchions should be painted