Tank locomotives are a very important part of railroading's rich history...
Especially is that so of the logging railroads of the western United States...
Small when compared to the behemoths that plied the rails of most of the
"mainline" railroads, and much faster than the geared locomotives that were
often their stablemates, these locomotives were expected to move tonnage over
less than perfect trackage and around curves that most mainline locomotives
even wouldn't attempt to try...
We, personally, have been fans of these locomotives ever since being exposed to
Crown Willamette Paper Company #12
which was built by TOBY and imported in HO scale close to 50 years ago by
Northwest Short Line...
Just this past spring the CLOVER VALLEY #4 was called into action to pull a fan
trip special down in Niles Canyon, a couple hours south of us... Watching her,
beautifully restored, in action pretty much overwhelmed us, so we decided then
and there that it was high time that these work-horses-of-the-woods got some
(in model form) model form in "O" SCALE using today’s level of technology in the
brass model field...
And so we are proud to announce several very distinctive versions, most never
before produced, that are sure to win the hearts of both Logging Modelers and
Please pay close attention to the photo descriptions. We are only building a
limited number of models, so get your reservations in early to avoid