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 Posted: Tue Jun 19th, 2012 11:32 pm
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Made a day run from OKC to Mt. Pleasant, TX today. In the town of Hugo, Oklahoma there is a Frisco museum where this little standard gauge 0-4-0 critter sits. I've been wanting to take some photos of it for a few years but never had the time until today.

According to the museum the lokie was acquired from a logging operation near Poteau, Oklahoma (east side of OK near the Arkansas state line). Prior to that it had been used at a coal mine near McAlester, Oklahoma. The builder's plate was missing but the museum claims that it is a Davenport.

It's in rough shape but at least it provides anyone interested in how these little engines were put together. Sorry for the poor quality of the photos. My iPhone doesn't care for the bright, noon sunlight...














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 Posted: Wed Jun 20th, 2012 12:54 pm
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Dwayne, it looks like a Davenport. Davenports look like H.K.Porters without the name PORTER on the side of each steam cylinder. The thing that I have never seen is how the steam chest (that is the steam cylinders and saddle for the smoke box) was put together with 3 or 4 pieces, I've always seen it in two. But, anyway cool pix, thanks for sharing.



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 Posted: Wed Jun 20th, 2012 01:02 pm
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Excellent detail shots for those of us who need to fully detail their locos. The inside frame eccentrics on the axle are very seldom seen, thanks for the effort. Do you have any more photos of this lokie? If so...we're waiting.

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 Posted: Wed Jun 20th, 2012 03:23 pm
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Dwayne,

Way cool shots of the lokie. Like Woodie, I don't think I'ver ever seen shots from the back side of the drivers like you got. Excellent!

BTW, the photo quality is pretty darn good. My Nikon should take such good shots.



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 Posted: Wed Jun 20th, 2012 03:49 pm
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Nothing that a little wire-brushing, and some chicken fat applied at strategic spots wouldn't fix!

Great photos, my friend--detail shots are the modelers friend-never can have too many!


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 Posted: Wed Jun 20th, 2012 06:30 pm
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I've got a few more photos I transferred to my PC. Will post them in a few days when I get back from delivering a horse trailer in LA that is going to Australia.



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 Posted: Wed Jun 20th, 2012 07:07 pm
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Didn't know your rig had pontoons...    :bg:

 

Sorry...couldn't help myself...bored to death @ work...



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 Posted: Sat Jun 23rd, 2012 10:11 pm
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dwayne if you are going to be in the la area and have an hour or 2 let me know and maybe i can take you gold mining



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 Posted: Sat Jun 23rd, 2012 10:58 pm
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Thanks for the offer Charles. Just got back to OKC. Wasn't in LA any longer than it took to get to the forwarder in Carson near the Port of LA and to deliver the trailer and then get my butt headed home. I did take a detour up old Route 66 through the Arizona town of Oatman (between Needles, CA and Kingman, AZ) where there is some gold mining going on still.



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