CWR (California Western Railroad) Diesel #66

The CWR has three diesels; 64, 65, and 66.

CWR #64 with consist

CWR #64 with consist

CWR Diesel #65

CWR Diesel #65

CWR Diesel # 66

CWR Diesel # 66

Our layout only has one Diesel (#53). The chaps decided that it was simply not good enough for us to have our layout in the shadow of the CWR’s Fort Bragg Depot and not have a #64 or #65 or #66. Research  showed that G scale versions of CWR’s diesels did not exist. Bummer. Not to be thwarted Chief Operating Officer (and VP) Frank Davis latched onto these two beauties which are very close:

Our #66 before she was #66

Our #66 before she was #66

With assistance and support from club members Lynda Davis and Kyle Stockman she was torn down, changed to battery power, and R/C added along with a sound board:

Rewiring our #66 for Radio Control, Battery Power and Sound

Rewiring our #66 for Radio Control, Battery Power and Sound

Here she is re-assembled on the work bench:

Our #66 being worked on on the bench

Our #66 being worked on on the bench

And here is our #66 at work on our layout:

Our #66 ready to go

Our #66 ready to go

Great work Mr. Davis.