GN O-1 #3051

Between 1911 and 1919 GN received 145 class O-1 Mikados in five orders from Baldwin numbers 3000-3144. The last two orders (3070-3144) had a different appearance, with the sand dome shifted further forward. All the O-1s had 63" drivers, 210# boiler pressure and a tractive effort of 71,100#.  They were the most numerous of any GN class and were one of the backbones of freight operations. The O-1s were the subject of continual rebuilding and tender swapping so that no two looked the same. Most of the group lasted into the fifties.

The O-1 model was Sunset's first import in 1974. With the dome spacing this model represents one of the first three orders, 3000-3069, has lots of nice detail and the headlight is drilled and ready for a light.  See listing of loco #3137 for the other configuration. The loco sports an adequate but not the greatest of paint jobs with medium weathering. This model does not have its originally imported four wheel O-4 tender, but correct 115 style tender used behind some of the O-1 class including the 3051. In 2009 a new Sagami can Motor, torque arm (see picture of cab, above) and new connection tube were installed. She now runs very well and is DCC friendly.   I bought this model new and it has had limited running time.  She's a real freight hog. 

Original box and foam.