Author Topic: Building a 15" gauge Mason Bogie  (Read 3481 times)

Ira Schreiber

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Re: Building a 15" gauge Mason Bogie
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2014, 04:39:57 PM »
It's not STEAM powered!  what a disappointment to me.

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Re: Building a 15" gauge Mason Bogie
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2014, 03:45:47 AM »
FAKE !

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Re: Building a 15" gauge Mason Bogie
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2014, 08:21:07 AM »
CHEAT  >:( ::)

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Re: Building a 15" gauge Mason Bogie
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2014, 02:17:04 PM »
Wow, isn't it cool that someone built an operating model of a near-extinct class of narrow-gauge locomotive so that future generations can appreciate it.  ;D

While it would be better if it were steam powered, and not just a "steam outline" you can count this rail enthusiast as one whose early formative years included many times around an oval of track at the local kiddie park, pulled by a steam outline locomotive.
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Re: Building a 15" gauge Mason Bogie
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2014, 08:18:13 PM »
It is a beautiful model. I would prefer live steam, but the gasoline powered version probably better suits their operational needs.
They went to a lot of trouble to produce a pretty accurate looking Mason. One thing I noticed was that they opted not to have that continuously ringing bell coupling to the valve gear. I wonder how many of the prototype bogies were modified after delivery. That "ding" with every revolution of the drivers had to get old!

Thanks for the link, Ira!

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Re: Building a 15" gauge Mason Bogie
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2014, 11:44:30 PM »
It was built by Urich Locomotive Works in Strasburg, Colorado.
This is the second  15" Mason Bogie they built. The other one was in 1994 where it runs in the Denver Zoo.