Anybody know Bill Miller, Bill Muller or Bill Meuller?

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Anybody know Bill Miller, Bill Muller or Bill Meuller?

Postby herronpeter » Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:56 pm

He supposedly built this fine piece of sh, er craftsmanship. Unless he’s real famous and this is a long lost piece I think $ 995 is a bit dear! What think thee?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/294036004420

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Postby bob turner » Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:29 pm

It does look scratch. The Lobaugh version is nicer, although in the neighborhood of $5-600. The seller is a savvy guy; shows up at OSW. I have purchased a Challenger from him - belongded to a good friend who left us way too early.

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Postby bob turner » Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:32 pm

For that Challenger, see the first entry in Union Pacific Vol 2. I promise to post a photo of the Lobaugh Climax.

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Re: Anybody know Bill Miller, Bill Muller or Bill Meuller?

Postby E7 » Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:15 am

herronpeter wrote:He supposedly built this fine piece of sh, er craftsmanship. Unless he’s real famous and this is a long lost piece I think $ 995 is a bit dear! What think thee? Peter


It could say Sofue and I'm NOT buying, if it looks like that.
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Postby up148 » Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:22 am

Yeah, its a Sofue alright, built when he was 3 years old. :D Boy, that is bad ugly. Once again, almost more folk art than model.

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Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:31 am

bob turner wrote:It does look scratch.


Almost certainly; what holds the cylinders in place other that the steam connecting pipe???

The Lobaugh version is nicer, although in the neighborhood of $5-600. I promise to post a photo of the Lobaugh Climax.


Please do!

The seller is a savvy guy; shows up at OSW.


Bought a few things from him as well and the buyers that follow him seem to be willing to pay top dollar for detail parts.
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Postby E7 » Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:15 pm

Butch, That one is a "say phooey".

As for the seller, that ads NO mystique to the item. Junk is junk, no matter who is peddling it.
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Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:59 pm

E7 wrote: As for the seller, that ads NO mystique to the item. Junk is junk, no matter who is peddling it.


Actually, it's a little disappointing and makes me question buying from him in the future.
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Postby bob turner » Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:51 pm

This is the wrong place to post this, but what the heck - Lobaugh, all the gears work, no motor yet and still have to add the valve gear - but worth probably $600as it sits.

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Almost forgot how to do that . . .

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Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:39 am

Much nicer :D
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Postby up148 » Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:40 am

Quite a locomotive for the era. Did you build that Bob? Beautiful.

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Postby herronpeter » Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:44 am

Bob, that is a fine looking Climax!!! Hopefully it will run as well as it looks!

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Postby bob turner » Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:31 am

Yes. Wasn't a complete kit. I think I got Vince to cast gears and sideframes from original molds. No, I remember - I found some Boston gears that were good enough. Then Vince cast some gears in Nickel silver. Making either mesh properly was a PITA. Stevenson now produces the kit.

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Re: Anybody know Bill Miller, Bill Muller or Bill Meuller?

Postby up148 » Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:09 pm

It looks as nice as any KTM built loco.......nice job.

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Re: Anybody know Bill Miller, Bill Muller or Bill Meuller?

Postby Chris Webster » Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:38 am

Bill Miller was a notable narrow gauge modeler:
In Memoriam: Bill (William) Miller 1939-2018


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