15 ” Gauge Perfect For Your Back Yard
Take a fall adventure on The Laurel Run Railroad!
Located near Reading, PA, the Reading Society of Model Engineers was giving excursions to some lucky passengers during the fall open house scenery event.
According to one of the owners, the diesel is a model of a Baldwin AS-16, which was originally built the Reading Railroad. They said,“it is powered by a 1929 Ford Model A engine with a Dodge fluid drive transmission locked in first gear. It has a 1947 (dodge) truck air compressor that we get our air to power the clutch from fwd, neutral, reverse. as well as our brakes, horn.”
Make no mistake, live steamers is an expensive hobby requiring skill, love of trains, and most of all room to roam.