1-25-2018: Current delivery status is 6-10 weeks from purchase date.
We have achieved one of the last steps toward full production. Size modifications for the smallest details and voids are required.As you can see in the attached image, there are three different castable materials to choose from.
The bell needs to ride on a 1mm stem
The steam whistle needs to be at least 1mm in width and be attached to the steam dome by a1mm stem.
ALL the handles, railings, and grips need to be a minimum of 1mm iin diameter or width AND in FULL CONTACT with a body surface.
ALL window mullions need to be fully attached to the wall surfaces and be a minimum of 1mm thick.
The BALDWIN 0-4-0 is delivered with a FLAT BLACK body, a DECAL sheet of white type on clear background in both script and initials
BALDWIN DECAL SHEET
INSTALLED DCC (CT-ELEKTRONIK DCX65) $129.00.
2-3 weeks additional delivery time.
The Baldwin C-16 class switchers were the last 0-4-0 steam locomotives built for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. They were assigned to the Baltimore, Maryland "Pratt Street Line" along the Inner Harbor, and to the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania waterfront trackage. Initially constructed as saddle tank engines, nos. 96 and 99 were given tenders in later years. After the saddle tank was removed in 1926 they were then given the classification of "C-16A" (Nos. 97 and 98 remained unchanged.) The diminutive size and short wheelbase were required to handle the tight curves of these lines.
Nicknamed "Little Joe" by railroad workers, they became famous to several generations of model railroad enthusiasts through construction of HO, S & O scale models of the "Dockside" switcher. Arguably one of the best known of all steam locomotive models for half a century, versions of the "Dockside" have been offered by Varney, Rivarossi, Gem, Life-Like, Pacific Fast Mail, MTH and others.