I don't have a photo but I do have a memory.  Across the tracks from Grandma&Grandpa's house and in an open field rested.....a six cylinder Baldwin Diesel engine. That thing was immense! The crankcase access hatches were missing and you could see that the massive crankshaft was broken. That engine came out of a BLH (Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton) Drag Line which was also rusting away in the strip-mine next door. It was the same engine (6cyl rather than 8cyl) as used in the Sharknose.

Lew

Lew

 

Operator of the Plywood Empire Route in the Beautiful Berkshires

Growing old is so much more fun than the only alternative.

Actually, the scale Sharks are fairly short, and they specify O36, but I'll bet they'd likely do O31.  Each unit is only about 13" long.

josef posted:

Removing the backing from my Lionel ABA Sharks screens, makes a better looking engine and took less then 45 minutes on all 3 units.

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Looks like those 1984 Williams brass sharks.... The first ones to hit the 3 rail market....abeit correct from the frame up at least.

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prrhorseshoecurve posted:
josef posted:

Removing the backing from my Lionel ABA Sharks screens, makes a better looking engine and took less then 45 minutes on all 3 units.

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Looks like those 1984 Williams brass sharks.... The first ones to hit the 3 rail market....abeit correct from the frame up at least.

No. They're Lionel Century engines. Surprised with following post with this engine pics. wasn't noticed they were Lionels.

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