Full size printed plan 'O' GAUGE Governor Corbett STEAM TROLLEY and Trailer
Full size printed plan and article
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The Governor Corbett STEAM TROLLEY
Full Size printed plan on a 22” x 16” sheet
Four Page article of history and building notes
STEAM TROLLEY LENGTH 6 3/4” WIDTH 2 ¼”
TRAILER LENGTH 9” WIDTH 2 ¼”
By James D. Hall
The Baldwin Locomotive works turned out the biggest and most up to date jobs, and these seem to turn up most frequently in picture collections. So, we have chosen a Baldwin as the representative of the type. Mason, Grant, Porter and Godwin turned out their share of "enclosed steam locomotives;" the Grant works producing the Dummies used on the New York City "Metropolitan Elevated Railroad" in 1877.
Here's a type well worth including in your stud of iron horses. There's lots of latitude in operation too, and whether you choose to push your cars or tow them equip the head end with locomotive pilot or a street car fender you can't go wrong.
The Governor Corbett, unlike the Presidio and Ferries' "Governor Perkins," pulls its cars and scoops up the pedestrians on a broad, fiat fender. For, like the distinguished man whose name she bears, the Governor Corbett would rather pick up a lady than cleave her in two; gentle persuasiveness rather than rudeness being a characteristic of both the Dummy and its Patron.
Like the other cars appearing in this series, the Governor Corbett is made to operate on a power truck that serves several bodies. With the protective skirts hiding the greater portion of the wheels, it is hardly necessary to add rod and valve motion. However, if your motor unit has inside frames, it would be a fairly easy job to add rod motion as suggested in figure 9,
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