Doug MacLeod’s LR&HS “James Wyman”

Doug MacLeod sent in these pictures showing his scratchbuilt model of the LR&HS  locomotive “James Wyman” towards the end of its construction.

The prototype was built by Baldwin in 1892 for the Laurel River & Hot Springs based in North Carolina. It was sold to the Wiscasset & Quebec line (a fore-runner of the WW&FR) in 1893-4, but was not delivered for financial reasons. Instead it was sent to the Sandy River Railroad as their second #3 and renamed “Old Star”. In 1908 it was transferred to the SR&RL as their #16, and was later re-built as a 2-6-2.