Welcome to my Web Blog.

This is to keep all my friends updated on what's going on with the FC&W and my other railroad adventures. The name Flagstaff, Coconino and Western came from Flagstaff, where I live, Coconino is the county, and Western is where I go to visit other clubs and railroads. I will try and update it on a regular basis.

The 2 1/2" scale D&RGW C-21 Project

August 6, 2010

Recent happenings

Lately I have been busy working on a 9" gauge mogul that I bought off of Jack Sessums several years ago and re gauging it to 7 1/2" gauge 2 1/2" scale. Lots of new parts to make or modify to narrow in the frame, lead truck, and drivers. Its coming along nicely and am pleased with the results so far. It should be running on air by the end of the month.

The other thing I have been doing the past month is volunteering my time at the Portola Railroad Museum working on the WP 0-6-0 #165. We had a work session on the last weekend in July and got one more step closer to returning it to steam. I also volunteered to help restore the power reverse of the 165 by bringing it home to work on it. The piston is frozen in it right now by sitting submerged in water for about 50 years. Gonna be a project but will be rewarding when I can make it work once again and check another thing off the list.

The C-21 project is slowing coming along with the spring rigging due to arrive early next month.

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