Barry has completed the scratch build, standard gauge, 1/22.5 scale, C-41 2-8-0 Locomotive!
Read in his own words below, his findings and conclusions on this unique D&RGW engine.
( the first 4 pictures are in larger files/ format to allow you to zoom in on details )
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Words from Barry on this project and his findings…
This has been a busy
week in the paint shop. The C41 caught a paint job and is now on the layout and
running. (included are) some pictures
next to the K37 so that you can see how close the two are, or should I say, how
different the two are? I really like the Vandy (Vanderbuilt style) tender on
this engine, as it is something different. I used a crew from Woodland Scenics
for this engine, instead of the same old guys in the other engines. They
are already painted, so I guess it was instant gratification for me, if there
is such a thing. The (
As most of you know,
the K37 NG engines were built from the C41 SG engines by the Grande in 1928-
1930 in the
As you can see, the K37 has a longer smoke box and a smaller cab than
the C41. The reason why, is that when they lowered the boiler down on the K36
style chassis from
What a kit bash. I have always wondered why the brass importers never made the C41, at the same time they made the K37. Well, I understand now. It is almost a total new project! It has been a fun venture, but has had it's moments with no real plan to work from. My best work comes from having an O scale model, 22.5 scale plans and many pictures from which to work from. This project had few. You decide if you think the C41 is on the money or not. I won't be offended if you think not. I hope to do an article on the conversion some time, but I thought you might enjoy what I have come up with so far.