Mallet "back logged"

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by sumpter250, Jan 30, 2003.

  1. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    The Sagaponack Montauk Railroad purchased this Baldwin 2-4-4-2 from a western logger, and used it as a light freight loco until the road was purchased by the Sag Harbor Shipbuilding & Drydock Co.. SMRR had renumbered the engine 2821, and it retained that number on the Sagaponack Montauk & Cindys Harbor. Under Shipyard ownership, the loco found less, and less work, as freights became heavier.
    When the shipyard purchased the Shinnecock Hills Lumber Co., and began improving the business, they decided to transfer the 2821 back to the logging industry. She retains her number, as an SHLC loco.
    The locos maintenance records didn't catch up fast enough. Due for flue replacement, she was kept in operation until one of the flues split. With her fire dumped, and her boiler cold she is being towed into the shop for retubing. 2821's "clone", SHS&D 3' gauge outside frame 2-4-4-2 is doing the towing.
    The first picture is a close up of 2821.

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  2. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    The 2821 is a 1962 GEM brass release of the Little River Logging Co. #7. There were drawings, and photos of the prototype in Mar. 1962 MR.
    In this shot, on the dual gauge line, 2821 is coupled to an idler flat with a standard gauge coupler mounted on the idler's deck.

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  3. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    In reality, the 2821 IS going into the "shops". It still has the original open frame motor, so it will get a can motor, and a new universal drive linkage. It will also get modified to use a DCC decoder.
  4. marty w.

    marty w. Member

    Really nice pic's and modeling Pete!
    #2821 is a "gem" indeed.
    :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
  5. t. alexander

    t. alexander Member

    Hi Pete, Very nice scene all the way around. Is that extra tall building a DPM modular?

  6. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Nice modeling, nice pictures AND nice story my friend! :cool: :) :cool:
  7. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    That's a sweet looking machine, ete!
    And those are some really nice settings for her to pose in!
    :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
  8. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi Pete, love those loco's, geewizz, I shall just have to get me one of those for my logging layout.
  9. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Diagonal strata in the rocks!!! Now that's a common sight where I live - but rarely seen in models. Great detail Pete! And of course what everyone else has said about the scene too.

    :D Val
  10. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Very nice photos Pete. And the rockwork coloring is excellant as well. Super job.
  11. Great work....the tree in the right background of the first pic....thats real are outstanding......all looks real good.......again great work.
  12. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Thanks all, for the comments.
    t., the tall building is DPM pieces. The building behind the 2821, is the "Gruesom Casket Co.", with a little modification. I did the DPM structure to "match".
    Val, and Gary, The rock work is hand carved plaster, colored with "dirty" diosol, diosol that was used to clean out the airbrush. It works well, but the room needs to be ventilated for quite some time after the rocks are colored.
    Shamus, There was a version of this loco distributed by "Olympia" (?). It was a cast boiler, on a brass frame, and was a lot less expensive than the brass. I don't believe they are currently available.
  13. Really nice, Pete! Excellent modeling and photography all around!

    (BTW: I can sympathize with your comments about airing out the room after using Diosol. A few nights ago, I mixed a "stain" of Floquil CN Gray and Diosol. I seldom use the stuff and had forgotten how strong the fumes are. Whew! Even my wife, who was in another part of the house, complained about the odor. :eek: )
  14. Matt Probst

    Matt Probst Member

    Great scene Pete.. Love the engine; Now those trees!:cool: how 'bout a quick tutorial on how you made 'em?

    Matt--Hershey, Pa.
  15. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    I posted : A tree is "built", on 12/06/02 in scratchin and bashin.
    It is an O scale tree, but the technique is the same.
  16. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Great pics and I (also) think the rock facing is excellent. :)

    Bit of downtime on 2821? It's not gunna result in a loco shortage to maintain daily scheduled operations??? :):)
  17. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    There's two, three truck shays, and a 2-6-6-2t, to carry the load.
    All the steam maintenance is done by the shipyard's boiler shop, machine shop, and foundry. The turnaround is usually quick. :)
  18. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member


    That's just simply all-'round beautiful work, Pete. Not a single nit in those pictures to pick.:)
  19. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Here's a closeup of the new can motor, and universal shaft installation. I installed a digitrax DZ143 decoder, it's hiding behind the motor.

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  20. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Here's an overall shot of the engine, and tender frame, without the tender shell in place.

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