NEB&W Guide to Eddystone Locomotive Co. Steam Locomotive Models
Locos Table of Contents
Stock Table of Contents
Formerly Bradford Locomotive Works. Not only do they have a standard line of models, they also will custom build locos to order.
- DL&W 0-8-0 - Model of the C-12 class of locos that the Lackawanna built from unneeded 4-6-2's during the 1930's. (Unbelievable, but true.) The boilers were shortened and the tenders were rebuilt as clear vision style, but retained their express Commonwealth trucks.
- L&NE Consolidation - Camelback class, E-12. There were only two locos of this class, nos. 151-152, built by Baldwin in 1911. Model built on the Bachmann 2-8-0 mechanism, although since the drivers were 57 inches in diameter (and the Bachmann, 63 inches or so), Eddystone must replace them).
- L&NE Consolidation - Single cab class, E-14, nos. 301-307, built by Alco in 1922-'23. (The L&NE had a long history of getting Consolidations, but except for this class, most were built by Baldwin.) Model built on the Bachmann 2-8-0 mechanism.
- LV Consolidation - Camelback class M-35, 113 locos, representing the most common Lehigh Valley steam loco of the 20th century. Numbered 700-769 and 780-812, they were built by Baldwin in 1899-1902.
- Reading Consolidation - Single cab class, I-9. Built during WWI (by a variance granted by the USRA), the 100 locos of this class had 56 inch diameter drivers. The I-9 were similar to the I-10 (familar to modelers as the Bachmann model), but had a smaller boiler, a shorter overall and the tender was quite different. The I-10 also had larger 62 inch diameter drivers, although late in their life, some of the I-9's got the same larger drivers off I-10's being converted to 4-8-4's, becoming I-9sc class.
Eddystone is offering both versions of the I-9.
- B&O Mikado - Modeled after the Q4 class, some 135 locos built by Baldwin starting in 1921, similar to earlier Baltimore & Ohio Mikados:
- Q4, nos. 4400-4444.
- Q4a, nos 4445-4449.
- Q4b, nos. 4450-4499 and 4600-4634.
- Q4d, nos. 4635-4637, rebuilt by the B&O with larger 70-inch drivers.
- L&NE Mikado - Modeled after the G-1 class. The L&NE got four L1 2-8-2's from the neighboring PRR in 1941.
- Reading Atlantic - Four single-cab locos, nos. 350-353, class P7-sb. Apparently the RDG built these as 4-4-4's in 1915, nos. 110-113. They didn't work too well and a year later, rebuilt as 4-4-2's. (I also have them listed as class P7-sa.) They had 80 inch drivers.
A model of this class was originally offered by Mantua way way back.
This new model has a cast resin boiler on a Bowser PRR E6 mechanism. (The E6 was very similar.)
- CNJ Ten-Wheeler - Camelback locos, class L7a, nos. 770-779. This was just one class of similar camelbacks on the CNJ. Most distinctive feature (for me) is the CNJ style cab, with the single large arched window. Apparently these all were built for fast freight service, but wound up their days in local passenger service.
- Reading Pacific - Class G2sa, expanded version of their P7 Atlantics (see above). G2 locos were built by Baldwin in 1926, nos. 175-179. In later years, one or more were semi-streamlined with skirting on the running boards. (The Reading got Pacifics from 1916 until 1948, the last Pacifics built in the US. The size of the boiler gradually increased.) Mantua made a sheet metal model of a Reading 4-6-2 way back, which was assumed to be a model of the G2sa class, too. (The model was so crude by today's standards, it is hard to tell exactly what class it was representing.)