The creator of the Porter, H.K. Porter from the USA started off as Smith and Porter in 1866 with an annual production at the time of 15 to 25 locomotives. Under the exclusive management of H.K. Porter from 1878, this period finally showed activity, and the annual production reached 125 locomotives. Although many locomotives for agriculture and mining were manufactured, demand dwindled after World War II and the factory closed in 1953. According to the records for 1950, approximately 8,300 locomotives were manufactured. The Porter illustrates the style of America's classic locomotive with its distinctive large smokestack and cowcatcher.
This model is an accurate reproduction of the famous Porter Mogul locomotive that was used on the railroads which operated in the American West.
OS's reproduction is highly detailed and has running gear which is
authentic in every respect.
|Gauge of track||3-1/2" (89mm)|
|Weight||36 lbs (16.5kg) |
• Dummy whistle.