Every now and then readers here express interest in acquiring C&S brass models, perhaps when contemplating changing scales, like Fred's recent post. My friend Dale, normally a RGS fan, wants to dip his toe in the Sn3 C&S waters and is looking for some Overland B-4-Ds.
I created this thread so we can alert each other to C&S models that might turn up for sale on eBay (or that we are currently selling).
It seems a good way of understanding what various models in different scales were produced and what they cost these days.
First up, an Overland On3 C&S number 21, as she appeared about 1918.
I post this as a reference for price.
I do not know the manufacture.
It was at the International Railfair model railroad show in Roseville Ca a few weekends ago.
I will not change scales. But this sure did look nice.
As I recall, this was the first HOn3 C&S engine that was factory powered with a can motor.
The flat domes and 4-pane forward cab window say C&S number 6 to me.
I owned one back in the early 1980s. As I recall they were sturdy little engines. The tender shell is hollow, no interior details, but lots of room for a speaker and Tsunami-2 decoder.
But it certainly needs a Ridgeway spark arrestor.
This was one of the first very detailed HOn3 C&S locomotive models, and the only B-4-E ever produced in HOn3.
I believe this was Samhongsa's first narrow gauge offering as a builder.
I owned one back in the late 1970's, it ran very smoothly as I recall, also with a can motor.