Looking for information about a company called Locomotive Workshop, that I believe was at one time owned by Jan Lorenzen.  Is there anywhere these products are listed.

I am looking for info (and purchase) specifically on the GE center cab, that I think was sold as an aluminum casting set.

What other engines were made by them.  Seems I remember mention of a GG1, FM cab unit, Burlington, Zephyr.  I'm sure there are others.

Curious and looking.

Thanks

Gray Lackey

 

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C'mon all us old guys, memory's just about OK for Jan's meets.  U25B in aluminum.  Who's next ...?

While you're thinking, I stayed at a motel just up the road from the meet and while I was in the bathroom first thing in the morning a train came along.  I just got my head at the right angle to see out the tiny window and started a great day with 3 x Conrail GP15s!

Jason

NHVRYGray posted:

Looking for information about a company called Locomotive Workshop, that I believe was at one time owned by Jan Lorenzen.  Is there anywhere these products are listed.

Was always owned by Jan. As far as I know, no one has every cataloged what was offered or what was actually delivered.

I am looking for info (and purchase) specifically on the GE center cab, that I think was sold as an aluminum casting set.

Got at least one somewhere........but finding somewhere tends to be a challenge these days despite some serious clearing out of "stuff" and completed projects that are no longer wanted and/or needed.

What other engines were made by them. 

Long list and also included traction items and freight cars


There are many mysteries in this universe, big and small. Like, why do clowns make us laugh? Why do we love puppy dogs? And why, why do little blue midgets hit me with fish?

 

 

 

 

I have a set of Baldwin Sharks that cames as Aluminum sand castings.    I sanded on the bodies on and off for at least 5 years before I finally assembled the shells.   Origianllhy I powered them AHM power trucks from their foray into O.   Then I repowered them about 8-10 years ago with weaver single motor (original) drives.   

The castings are thick and the detail a little crude, but they paint up into a recognizable loce.

Jan offered a lot of kits and they were definitely craftsman - skilled craftsman.    You may have heard the story of the guy opening kit from so and so and there was block of brass and a file.    A single instruction said, "file away anything that does not look like a K4".     While that was said long before Locomotive workshop, and is an exaggeration, His kits were real kits.   

I have seen a few of the diesel kits with etched brass bodies.    The etchings were nice but the brass was not formed.    For example the Alco RS1 kit I looked had all the hood and cab parts as flat brass sheets that you formed youself.

On the other hand they were buildable.   A friend purchased a Steam 4-4-0 kit and built it.    It ran pretty well and looked ok.   It was not a museum piece but would fit with any of the brass from 60s and 70s.

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