Laverne D. Langworthy was a live steamer in the North Eastern United States. He design a 3/4 inch scale Hudson.
Laverne D. Langworthy was born in 1877; died 11 Sep 1945; and was buried in Hopkinton, Rhode Island. He married Grace Jane Stevens in 1900 at the age of 27. They had three children: Kathryn Langworthy, Dorothy Langworthy Daniels and Donald A. Langworthy.
- In the April 1935 issue of The Modelmaker, a small classified ad by L. D. Langworthy of Rhode Island appeared. He offered drawings and castings in 3/4 inch scale for the New York Central Hudson. The offering was well received as this "new", larger scale was just ramping up. A third (3-1/2 inch gauge) rail to accommodate it was to be added to Carl Purinton's track for the annual Brotherhood meet later that year.
- The 3/4 inch Hudson that was sold by Friends was actually a model designed and originally sold by L. D. Langworthy of Westerly, Rhode Island. Yankee Shop / Friends bought the design from Mr. Langworthy.
Laverne Langworthy J1E Hudson in 3/4 inch scale detailed by Exact Scale Models
J1E Hudson Stoker Engine / Booster Piping
Charlie Purinton is the young man to the left of center (with the hooded jacket), at the age of 16. Laverne Langworthy is the gentleman in the far right of the image walking towards the camera. This was a meet held in 1938 at Danvers, MA.