D&RGW Class C-28

the title is correct, not the narrow gauge K-28 but instead the standard gauge C-28 is the object of this thread.

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Two years ago Brasstrains had a selection of these brass imports from Key Imports. One was unpainted with some traces of this infamous red foam. One was painted all black and this one shown in the pictures. All 3 were offered with just the same, and i mean very special, low price. I could'nt resist and kept my eyes to this little green loco.
Several weeks later the package arrived here on the other side of the big pond.The photos were made immediately after unboxing.
This is just a introduction what i have had purchased.

I can see why you were excited to get this one. I love the drivers!
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Nice-looking locomotive, Lutz, but I wouldn't be at all surprised if you had some "modifications" in mind.

I always liked that engine!
Have a great time with it Lutz!!!!!
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the prototype was built in 1889 by Burnham, Parry, Williams & Co. and delivered to the Denver & Rio Grande (no Western then!). Here they were filed as Class 113 und the loco number was #583. In 1924, after D&RGW was founded, they were filed as Class C-28 and the loco number was changed to #683.


Photo of 1920

The #683 survived until 1947 and was sold to the San Luis Central were she was used until 1956 as their #103. She survived further to 1962 when she was sold to the Colorado Railroad Museum ind Golden/CO. She is the only surviving standard gauge steam loco of the Rio Grande.


# 683 as she appeared today

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The brittled away rubber hose was replaced by NWSL universals. There were more bores set and tapped to get a stable nose bering between gearbox and motor. The white plate is to avoid wires entangling in the universals (and make dreadful noises). Thes white und blue wires are for the front headlight by the menaning of a LED which was also mounted.

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My standard pick up wipers on loco and tender. A little bit tricky because of the brake hinges and because brass is electrical conductive.

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First attempt to route the wires between loco and tender. It failed.

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The second attempt was a sucess.


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