Its always been interesting to me that everyone can't wait for Bachmans Next release, when there is so much to do with what they have already made. I think this makes about my 30th Porter bash. But then again not everyone is into Locos that will negotiate a 12" radius. This model was based on prototype info from Finescale Railroaders 2004 Logging, Mining, and Industrial annual.
The rear truck is a Titchy Trains HO item, the new steam dome was made from Evergreen plastic tube and a part from Grandt Lines O scale enginhouse smokestack set. A new floor was made for the cab and moved back so that the back driver of the loco is not under the cab.