AT&SF 5000 series 2-10-4 "Texan" under construction

1.6" Scale 7.5" Gage Oil fired, est. weight (loco) 2,500+ lbs, (tender) 1200 lbs.

Builder: Gerry Bowden



Real thing or scale model?



Note the third chamber above the valve chest. This is the drifting valve.


Power reverse



Worthington Feed water pump


Alesco cold water pump. Note the roller rocker lower left, replacing the heart rocker to facilitate a tighter turning radius


Boiler washout plug


Tender riveting


Cab view, does anyone know what the "chamber" is for below the fire hole door.?

Answer, I'm told is to feed sand into the firebox to clean the tubes while running. Common on oil fired loco's