This engine is an F-something diesel created by Roberts Lines (Bob Thon) some years back. I refer to it as an F-3 Diesel engine because I had an F-3 diesel engine as a kid in HO scale from my first train set, so this engine holds a place in my heart.
I just wanted to post this F-3 diesel engine so that anyone interested in some of the "non-Lionel" and "non MTH" engines can see what some of the smaller toy train manufacturers are producnig, or have produced in the past.
I know that some standard gauge enthusiasts will reject this engine as being scale but I don't care.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
I took a Roberts Lines Gauge one Zephyr. . . .which was graciously given to me at an extremely discounted price from a good friend, Bob Thon. I purchased a number 9 trolley, which was produced by MTH in 2004 or 2005, pulled both under the floor motors and mounted them in the trucks of the Zephyr.
I am hoping to post some videos of the Zephyr running.
As far as I know, this may be the only operating standard Gauge Zephyr.