1522 Model By Don Wirth

Discussion in 'Steam Locomotives' started by kenmc, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. kenmc

    kenmc KenMc Frisco.org Supporter

    I have a Toby model of 1522. I also have Hudson number 1067 to pull my "Sunnyland,.

    This is a very unique model. I bought it new in 1968 in college by saving lunch money. Don Wirth customized it for me when the prototype 1522 restoration to operating condition was being considered. He changed the main driver set to Scullin discs, installed a can motor, chrome plated the cylinder heads, superdetailed everything that could be seen, then painted, decaled and finished it superbly with "first time on the road" very light weathering. Then he took it to the STSLSA board meeting and showed it, saying "This is what our engine will look like when it is done." It is a museum piece.

    The model has some running time on our layout and lots of posing for photos. It runs quietly and well, and it will pull a fairly long passenger train. You can see numerous photos in the HO models thread, "Camellia Park, Alabama."

    Ken McElreath

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