7/8ths Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes 0-4-4 Forney #6

The Portland Company constructed 0-4-4 Forney #5 in 1891 for the Sandy River Railroad. The locomotive was named “N.B. Neal” and operated this way until 1908 when the Sandy River, Franklin & Megantic, Philips & Rangeley, along with their respective subsidiary railroads merged to form the Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes. At this time the loco was renumbered to SR&RL #6. In 1925 the loco was sold to the Kennebec Central, becoming their #4. She was again sold in 1933 to the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington as their #9. After the WW&F railroad was abandoned in 1936-‘37, it was purchased and stored near Putnam, Connecticut.

In December 1994, an agreement was reached with the estate for WW&F #9 and its return to Maine for eventual restoration. Over the course of several years the loco was restored and is now featured in regular excursion over a restored section of the railroad. 

Specifications

  • 7/8ths Scale / 45 mm Gauge

  • Brass & Stainless Steel Construction

  • 48 in. (1.2 M) Mini. Radius

  • Length: 22.1 in. (562 mm)

  • Width: 6.1 in. (155 mm)

  • Height: 8.7 in. (221 mm)

Features

  • Butane fired

  • Copper boiler

  • Ceramic burner

  • Two cylinders

  • Safety valve

  • Full working Stephenson valve gear

  • Forward/Reverse Johnson bar

  • Lubricator

  • Pressure gauge

  • Water level gauge

  • 60 PSI working pressure

  • Hand operated water pump

Models​

  • B77-570  SR & RL 0-4-4 Forney #6 Unlettered, Live Steam

  • B77-571  SR & RL 0-4-4 Forney #6, Live Steam

  • B77-572  WW&F Forney #9, Live Steam

33260 Central Ave, Union City, CA 94587 USA  Tel: 510-324-3399  order@accucraftestore.com

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