Ol' Number 9...


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#9 is an Australian cane engine, Keith Watson of Australia originally designed it. I believe the engine is based on a Baldwin design. The kit for this engine is now available from Roll Models of Fresno, Ca. As I never could 'color between the lines', I have made many changes; none really necessary as it is a fine engine as originally designed. Some of the changes are Stephenson valve gear, full driver and lead truck equalization, an additional 4 inches in the rear frame extension, outside bearing lead truck, and Forney type trailing truck. My friend Tom Gazsi built a beautiful "Stuart" as they are called in the catalog. He built his before the castings were available in the states, and got his parts from Australia. When I saw his engine I said, "Oh boy, I have to have one!"



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