The Car Works – the second Importer

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A couple of Car Works model locomotives from the circa 1992 era, B&SR #7 and B&SR #8.

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A couple of Car Works model locomotives from the circa 2004 era, B&SR #6 and WW&FR #7.

Stan Richmond’s The Car Works burst on the Maine Two Foot scene late in 1990 with a range of offerings, shown here in the flyer below, which was probably picked up at the 1991 Whitman meet;-

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Here’s a review of the first two models taken from the November/December 1990 edition of the Gazette;-

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The Car Works has supported Maine Two Foot modelling in O scale with a number of models released at intervals;-

Road

Model

  Manufacturer

Year

Qty

Original Retail Price

Brass Guide Number

SR&RL

Parlor Car

#9 Rangeley W.B.M.

1990

130

$195

35622

B&SR

Loco 2-4-4T

#7 F. M. Models

1990

 

$595

 

B&SR

Loco 2-4-4T

#8 F. M. Models

1990

 

$595

 

SR&RL

Loco 2-4-4T

#10 FM Models

1991

85

$595

35664

SR&RL

Coach

#21/22 W.B.M

1991

120

$225

35623

SR&RL

Combine Rnd. Roof

#14 W.B.M

1991

30

$225

35624

SR&RL

Combine Cel. Roof

#14 W.B.M

1991

30*

$225

32625

SR&RL

Rail Bus (front truck)

#4 FM Models

1991

100

$365

35607

SR&RL

Rail Bus (extended)

#5 FM Models

1991

100

$385

35608

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B&SR

Coach

15/16 WBM Korea

1992

30/30?

$225

B&SR

Combine

31 WBM Korea

1992

30

$225

SR&RL

Coach

#17/18 W.B.M.

1993

 

$225

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SR&RL

Loco 2-6-2 (early)

#23 Art Models

1996

 

$650

37852

SR&RL

Loco 2-6-2 (early) fp

#23 Art Models

1996

 

 

37853

SR&RL

Loco 2-6-2 (late)

#23 Art Models

1996

 

$650

37850

SR&RL

Loco 2-6-2 (late) fp

#23 Art Models

1996

 

 

37851

 

SR&RL

Rail Bus (as built)

#5

1997

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B&SR

Loco 2-4-4T

#6 Art Hobbies

2004

 

$750-825

 

SR&RL

Loco 2-4-4T (late)

#8 Art Hobbies

2004

 

$750-825

37816

SR&RL

Loco 2-4-4T (early)

#9 Art Hobbies

2004

  $750-825  

SR&RL

Loco 2-4-4T (late)

#9 Art Hobbies

2004

  $750-825  

WW&F

Loco 2-4-4T (early)

#7 Art Hobbies

2004

  $750-825  

WW&F

Loco 2-4-4T (late)

#7 Art Hobbies

2004

  $750-825  

The Car Works – B&SR locomotive #8

This model generally requires a 42″ minimum radius for satisfactory operation.

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Extra pictures added 26 December 2019

Note the phosphor bronze wire centring spring fitted to the pilot truck.

Close up of rear truck showing the material removed from the sideframe flange (yellow arrow) to allow increased sideways displacement of the truck. This modification allows this loco to run round 48″ radius curves smoothly and consistently. Curving performance on 36″ radius curves is marginal, especially on hand laid track. No modifications to the truck bolster.

Check out the similar but more extensive modification to the Car Works B&SR #7 to allow it to perform well on 36″ radius curves by clicking here. To view the whole Car Works B&SR #7 topic click here.