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US Ford Model A based loco

Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:12 pm
by tebee
Not sure what gauge this is - looks like 50 cm, but very unusual if so in US.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dj1XVMQTrzM

Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:23 pm
by Willow Creek Traction
50cm would be an unusual gauge, 60cm, 2ft, 24inch, was much more common.
But, there were some 20 inch gauge mining trams out west in copper country, I think.
Let's see, 20 inch in cm is 20 X 2.54 = that 50 cm.
Maybe 50cm isn't overly unusual after all?

Edit :arrow: okay, yeah, here's what I'm thinking of,
In 1879, the Coronado Railroad, a 20 inch, baby gauge, was constructed to link the base of the Longfellow Mine incline to the smelter. In 1880, a steam engine replaced mule power. The railroad continued to operate until 1922. In1882 these operations were sold to a Scottish firm, the Arizona Copper Company.

http://www.mininghistoryassociation.org/Morenci.htm

Re: US Ford Model A based loco

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:38 pm
by Rust Boiler
[quote="tebee"] Not sure what gauge this is - looks like 50 cm, but very unusual if so in US.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dj1XVMQTrzM [/quote]

Wow what a find. Some great stuff there worth doing a layout on. Wish i owned the whole thing.

20 inch gauge

Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:55 pm
by MT Hopper
Arizona Copper Mines 20 inch gauge railways must be the ones thinking of .

Will

p.s. Didn't they have an operation around Morenci?

Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:36 pm
by RoGNer
Great find there Teebee. What a wonderful back yard of "stuff" ! I'd like to nose around those sheds!

There was a nice stack of spare track panels too....

Thanks for posting the link

Roger

:D

Re: US Ford Model A based loco

Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:06 pm
by Maddog
I want one for Christmas!