1. Shortround

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    Anybody know where I may buy what I believe is called a Rodgers steam engine. That was on Petticoat Junction, Little House on the Prairie and several westerns. It's rear drive wheels are farther back and burns wood. I know what Drucker's (it's much like many Swedish) stores, the rail station, Green Acres and the Hotel and water tower looks like. It only ran between two cities, the bridge to the main track was destroyed by a flood so should be easy to build.
    Perhaps I could get the lovely lady build a bowling alley for me. ;) :LOL:
     
  2. r_i_straw

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    What scale are you wanting? The locomotive in question was called a Ten Wheeler. Here is an N Scale model of a Mogul built by Roundhouse maybe? You may be able to add a 4 wheel pilot truck to make a Ten Wheeler.
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    The actual movie star locomotive used in Petticoat Junction.
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  3. bremner

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    There were two...one is Sierra Railroad #3 and the other was a movie prop mock up of Rio Grande Southern #20, that was made for the 1951 movie Ticket to Tomahawk...there was brass models of each loco...and the Bachmann Large Scale 4-6-0 is a close model of RGS20, however the cab has too many windows

    Sierra #3 is standard gauge and RGS #20 is narrow gauge, last I heard, both are under restoration.
     
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    Oh, and Rodgers was a manufacturer, they built many locos before merging into ALCO
     
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  5. Shortround

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    I don't think either of those engines were on those shows and definitely not the combination car. The engine was a wood burner and was never shown close up. That one was artificial. The combination car on the show had only 5 passenger windows, not the 7 shown. The last I read they still exist in California. My scale was N when I did the research in the late '90s. Now I'm working with HO but don't have much money.
    I grew up 25 miles from Green Bay, WI that has a large rail museum and later just outside East Troy that also has a museum, repair shop and a 8 mile ride available. Also an old ice cream parlor beside the repair shop/depot.
     
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    And you were correct in the thread title. The locomotive builder was Rogers, not Rodgers.
     
  10. Shortround

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    Yes Micke C that is what I was and still am interested in. But, it's the wrong colors. I'll probably still need to go hunting for one. For now I use the the one I have with all three drivers the same spacing, it burns coal, has the straight smoke stack and small head light.
    I lost all my earlier searches do to the illegal VP Dick Cheney and then Windows 10 being forced onto the one I have, two years ago.
     

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