3/4 Inch Scale Registry

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Bill Yoder of Germany has compiled a list of 3/4 inch scale live steam locomotives in North America, both American prototypes as well as Foreign prototypes.

To register your 3/4 inch locomotive, or to provide information on the whereabouts of one, please email Bill:

  • kant50(at)web(dot)de or kant50(at)gmx(dot)de

Bill requests the following information:

  • Modeled after or castings from
  • Lettering
  • Scale
  • Owner
  • Contact
  • Builder
  • Year completed
  • Year acquired by present owner

The Registry


05 July 2016

Hi guys, and the ladies, too!

So we’ve finally passed the 300 mark and are up to 306 locos. Of course we still have all kinds of information holes.

I’ve worked my way through virtually all of Purinton’s Live Steam of Years Gone By. My apologies for the poor quality of the scans. I think I can still glean a good bit from the IBLS webpage. I realize now that this research really gets into the 1930s and 40s – ¾ inch is of course the oldest of the US’ major live steam gauges.

Who can help me out?

Is this Uintah beauty by Grant 3 ½ or 4 ¾-inch gauge?

Grant Uintah 2016.jpg

And is this 4-4-2 by Morris in CA 2 ½ or 3 ½-inch gauge?

Morris Atlantic 2016.jpg

This is the second edition for 2016 – there should be one or two more.

Happy summertime steaming! I hope to see the prototype-style train running in 5 inch gauge at the end of August at Gilling East in Yorkshire, UK. See: http://simongreener.com/rsme.org.uk

Would be lovely to meet any of you there.

Bill Yoder