H.P.Products Challenger on ebay

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H.P.Products Challenger on ebay

Post by TheKnighTT » Wed Jun 29, 2022 4:05 am

Am I allowed to make y'all aware that someone is selling one of the rare H.P.Products Challengers on ebay?

I am in no way related to or affiliated with the seller. And I am not gonna bid on this one. Luckily for the purse, there were no Challengers in the Pacific Northwest.

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Post by TiTan downunder » Wed Jun 29, 2022 8:13 am

Sorry if this temps your to blow your bank balance, but there were.
The Northern Pacific Z-6 #5100-5120 built 1936/37. The Z-7's # 5121-5126 all built in 1941 and the Z-8's # 5130-5149 built in '43/44.
All were scrapped at either Tacoma or Brainard in the late '50's with the last ones going in 1959 along with most of the big 4-8-4 Northerns.

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Post by TheKnighTT » Wed Jun 29, 2022 10:29 am

And the Spokane, Portland & Seattle also got 2 oil-burning Z-8.
Thank you, Ian. I did not know that. I think I'll pass and give the bank account a rest. After a covid break my other hobbies claim financial attention.

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Post by ConducTTor » Wed Jun 29, 2022 4:36 pm

Link?
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Post by MacG » Thu Jun 30, 2022 1:31 pm

@TheKnighTT: At steamlocomotive.com you get a good overview of the various North American steam locomotives. There, when you find the next rare model, you can look at which railroad company the prototype ran by. :wink:

@all: Good luck! I'm out on this old thing. :wave:
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Post by TheKnighTT » Thu Jun 30, 2022 3:02 pm

@MacG: That´s an enormous wealth of information, thank you. I am back in the armchair, no modelling. I just have to wait to get an H.P. Products 2-10-4 Selkirk.

I looked up the H.P.Products Challenger in the catalogue, while in my armchair. Ready-to-run for $85 in 1959, the way inflation went that would be $850 today.

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Post by TiTan downunder » Fri Jul 01, 2022 5:00 am

Turned my NP Historical Society calendar page for the new month and this photo greeted me.
NP Z-8   4-6-6-4 challenger.jpg
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