Distant cousins

I feel that there is a kind of common denominator between all vintage railroad equipment running under overhead wire, regardless if the equipment operated in downtown Chicago or the middle of Norway.

I love all sorts of modeling, regardless of scale and prototype, but there is something special about 0-scale equipment with trolley poles or pantographs!

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A very fine example is this scratchbuilt 4-truck articulated trolley freight locomotive. The model was built by William J. Clouser in the sixties. Clouser was a fine-scale pioneer, and the model is built to Proto:48 standards. It stands up to the best of today’s models, and it is a good reminder that even with all our high-tech tools, there is really no substitute for good craftsmanship.

(William J. Clouser photo, Eric Bronsky Collection.)

2 thoughts on “Distant cousins

  1. Hi Havard,

    Thank you for your inspiration writings and postings.
    I too have been very influenced by Bill Clouser and Bob Hegge.
    I have just found the below on you tube and what a treat it was to see!

    Thanks again and cheers,

    Brett Whelan
    Australia.

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