|Following stints with several prominent railroads and locomotive manufacturers, Matthias N. Forney went to work for the Illinois Central Railroad in 1861, where he designed and patented the first of the Forney type locomotives. Characterized by a trailing truck positioned under the coal bunker/water tank, Forney designs integrated the locomotive and fuel bunker on one frame, allowing for smooth operation in tight curves. Ideal for fast-paced railroad operation, Forneys were produced by many locomotive manufacturers to serve urban elevated railroads and narrow gauge short lines during the middle to late steam era. Two examples are our Balwin Forney 2-4-4, offered in inside and outside frame versions.|
DCC-equipped for speed, direction and lighting.
Die-cast frame and boiler.
Vestibule cab with operating doors and interior detail.
5-pole, skew wound motor.
Operating LED headlight.
Separately applied detail parts.
Body-Mounted E-Z Mate Mark II Couplers.