Engine Identification

  The last Forney is at the Henry Ford/Greenfield Village and is operatiing regularly last I heard. An early logging, and ore favorite.

No idea on the make.

 

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Roundhouse Bill posted:

Yes, Mark it is missing a axle. Thanks 

Can you tell me more about it and if there is a place to get the missing axel?

Putt trains was a subsequent owner of the Rex line I think. They reran the Rex 0-4-0T model in 1989 per the NASG website.

It's a long shot but if you can find someone with a supply of parts and such from Putt trains they might have the front axle you need.

Mark

Adriatic posted:

  The last Forney is at the Henry Ford/Greenfield Village and is operatiing regularly last I heard. An early logging, and ore favorite.

No idea on the make.

 

Hi Guys.  For the record, the logging locomotive at Greenfield Village isn't a Forney.  Here's the data from their web site.  By the way, I work there as a rides presenter.  But I drive something more modern than the 1873 Mason. I drive the 1914-1927 Model Ts there.  SO much more modern!  And if anyone on this list ever plans a visit to the place, let me know.  I can get up to four folks in for free and save a fellow S gauger a few bucks.  The roundhouse itself is worth the visit.

Love that model, though, Bill.  You should be able to find a suitable axle/wheel assembly to fit.  Keep us informed as to any progress!

 

 

 

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There is an operating Forney at the Wiscasset, Waterville, and Farmington Railway Museum in Maine:

0-4-4T Forney WW&F 9

There's also one lurking in the St. Louis Museum of Transport:

0-4-4T Forney Lake St elevated

There's perhaps a dozen or so surviving Forneys scattered about the country.  Some are in worse shape than others, like these ex-New York Elevated Ry hulks in Alaska:

0-4-4T Forney Abandoned NYE Alaska

Rusty

 

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I don't mean to hijack this thread, but Rusty's photo of the rusty hulks reminded me of some that I found in Michigan's Upper Peninsula on an anniversary trip with my wife a couple of years ago.  These were found on an abandoned copper mine in the same area where the Greenfield Village's Mason was from.  Although not Forneys, they still represent mining locomotives, including the blind flanges on the center wheels of the drivers of the 0-6-0 versions.

An 0-6-0:

An 0-4-0:

Anyone up for a restoration?

 

 

 

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