Friday, August 26, 2005

Charlie Wood Steamer (Classic Model Trains)

Here's a neat little CMT loco. I can't figure out how to get it to run. It has a big Pittman motor in it that just seems to be growling.

I don't think that this engine likes the DCS Controller very much. I just have a feeling if I wire the ZW directly to the track. The cowcatcher hits the track and sparks a ton too. We'll see, I think I can whip this into shape. It's a nice engine and the cars are quite elegant (simplicity speaks volumes)...

Marc

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just for the record ('cause it seems to be my job), but this is a Classic Model Corp (CMC) not a Classic Model Trains (CMT) locomotive. Charlie Wood didn't take over CMC until about 1978 and this engine pre-dates that. Even though there are some other changes that Charlie made to the line, the rule of thumb is if it is labeled "Standard Lines" it is a CMC product. These were made by Fred Mills and for a short time Jerry Williams.

Happy Rails,

ARNO

Standard Gauge Blogger said...

Thanks Arno. I saw a TCA article in an old quarterly with a lineup of these engines and a description of Charlie Woods manufacturing. I bet it was an old picture for the article (that was were my source was from).

I also found out that this engine is not AC but DC. Now I gotta hook up my DC transformer.

Marc

highrailrick said...

did you get this off of ebay. or did you already have it. would like to find one of those for myself. I own a set of his cars allready.

captaincog said...

I just picked up one of these minus the cow catcher and it needs a bridge rectifier to run under AC. It is a nice beautiful locomotive. I also picked up the #13 coach car that was with it. Maybe I will find the matching cars in the future.