The only Narrow gauge model I've is the #9 of the "Slim Princess", the 3 foot Narrow gauge line of the Espee in the Owens Valley.
I've buy a Z scale Marklin 0-6-0 and a pewter Gold Rush Kit. The idea was to setup a Diorama, but.. to many models and so few time to do.
Model pict. ( click to enlarge )
4-6-0 Southern Pacific #9
Nn3 using Marklin 0-6-0 mechanics
Gold Rush Models
Unfortunately, there are several "not prototype" models under the SP lettering.
Several companies just re-label general USRA coal models as SP models. Pay attention: I've been fall in the same error! Southern pacific run OIL from the the beginning of the century and have "Whaleback" and "Vanderbilt" distintive tenders .
(this picture is of one of the two "Connie" I have)
Bachmann A Baldwin design not so far from the SP prototype: Modification planned are using metal molded part from GHQ and tender replacement with a Vanderbuilt type.
SP "compatible" Tenders in "N" scale : I've found these two to replace the "wrong" tenders I have.
Model Power 7480 can be found (more or less) for $28-32 Model Power's Vandy Tender is now available separately. Model comes assembled as "Oil" version as shown above. Also included is a pop-in Coal Bunker, complet with a full set of free-standing handrails so you really can "Have it your way" -- either oil or coal version. Comes with metal/insulated wheels -- so it can be used for electric pick-up purposes when used with other brands of N steam locos. Though not illuminated a clear ABS headlight lense is included for those wanting to install operating lights. Detailed instructions and drawbar are all included. A most welcome addition to N scale and must for steam fans!
Republic Locomotive Works RLW 2054 $9.95 less trucks Whaleback tender shell
This component consists of 3 cast urethane parts; the frame, the shell and the walkway. The frame is used to mount trucks; the shell mounts on the frame and is hollow so that you can add (not included) constant lighting, a DCC decoder or tender pickup.
Ready to Run Models that I have, BUT impossible to convert to Southern Pacific!
These steams are here just because I love Steams! I will find a solution later.
2-8-4 Van Sweringen Berkshires
Semi-Streamlined - USRA Light 4-6-2 Pacific