The Buddy "L" Outdoor
railroad is Non-electric, Non mechanical. Here's a Buddy "L" that will
keep you busy in the backyard for hours, days, yes months, You can build
your own railroad as complete as a regular one. Notice the locomotive
and tender and did you ever see a toy more real looking; the cars just
like the big ones. The track is made of regular rolled section, true in
proportion to rail used on regular railroads. You can get curved track,
switches, cross-overs, in fact everything needed for a layout in your
own backyard. You can sit on the cars and go scooting around. Be the
president of your own railroad. Think of the hours of fun you and your
buddies can put in building miniature cities and operating your own
railroad. Buddy "L" toy trains were not electric or powered like other
toy train manufacturers like
Lionel Trains or
American Flyer Trains.
"L" Steam Locomotive with Tender - No 1000
This model locomotive is a faithful reproduction on the big compounders
used in the fast freight service. The big drivers are 3" in diameter
with big steel axels. The cab is 4" long by 5 1/2" high with 2" canopy.
Boiler is 4" in diameter by 17 1/2 in long with 5" in hinged door
firebox and 1 1/2" diameter stack. It is completely equipped with domes,
air tanks, whistle, brass bell, running boards, steps, headlight engine
couplers, cowcatcher, brass rail trim. Dimensions: Length 26 1/2";
height, 9 1/2' ; width 7".
Buddy "L" Boxcar
Regular Merchandise Type with 3 1/3"
Sliding door on each side. 1 1/4" steel ladder on sides and ends.
Finished with body boxcar red; trucks black. Dimensions: Length 22';
height, 7 1/2"; width, 6 1/2".
Buddy "L" Locomotive Railroad Pile driver No 1022
A very true-to-life reproduction of
the large outfits used by railroads in sinking piling for bridges,
trusties, embankments, etc.
OPERATION: The guide mast is hinged and while outfit is traveling, mast
rests in horizontal position on top of cab—arriving on the job, the mast
is lifted to a vertical position by means of hind wheel Cab is now
turned on bed of car, by Tiller wheel, until weight is directly above
piling—windlass now draws weight to top of Guide mast—trip releases and
drops weight with a bang—striking the piling and driving it into the
GUIDE MAST is 20” long, 2¾” wide and 1 “ thick with 1’2” weight-groove,
1” cable sheave and bumper stop at bottom to keep weight enclosed in
guide grooves, and is hinged and supported by heavy steel frame.
HOISTING WINDLASS is operated by hand crank and has special clutch
release and brake so as to control weight stroke. CAB is 912” long and
5’/2” wide with steel floor and corrugated steel roof and turns in a
complete circle on car bed by hand tiller wheel. BOILER is 2’ 2 in
diameter, 9’/2” high with hinged fire door and
dome type stack. CAR has steel platform 17” long, 51,4” wide and
oscillating type trucks with 2” flanged wheels, steel axles, spring
boxings and draw bar type couplers. During operation of driver, car
platform is locked to track with adjustable chain clips and supported by
telescoping extension beams. FINISHED in two coats black enamel with red
cab roof and trim. DIMENSIONS: Length 23”, width 7’2” (13¼ with supports
extended), height 23”, weight 21 pounds.
"L" Locomotive Shovel Number 1023
Built just like the big railroad shovels
that dig their way through hills so as make a road bed. The shovel is 2
1/2 x 2 3/4 x 2 1/4" deep with 1" digging teeth and automatic dump door
lock. Movements of shovel are controlled by crank and fitted with double
set of clutches.
"L" Railroad Dredge no. 1021
Every railroad has a fleet of locomotive
Dredges operating to supply materials for keeping the road bed in good
shape and also for digging or building new right-of-way for extensions.
This Buddy “L” model is a reproduction of one of the big outfits.
OPERATION. Lower the grab bucket— turn the windlass and bucket closes
and up comes the load. Turn the tiller wheel and cab turns around on car
platform to desired location—pull a cord and bucket opens and drops the
load exactly where it is wanted. THE BOOM is all steel and is easily
controlled by heavy ratchet type windlass. BUCKET is clam shell type,
all steel, 3’/2” long, 35/s” wide and 2” deep with 33/4” jaw opening. It
has strong steel hinges and fittings. CAB has solid steel floor with
rein forced and corrugated steel roof and turns in a complete circle on
car bed by means of hand tiller wheel. EQUIPMENT includes miniature
steel boiler, fire box, double drum hoist with ratchet lock, L-rake,
clutch, cable, etc. CAR is built with steel platform 17” long and 5’/2”
wide, which during operation of dredge is locked to rails with chain
clips and supported by telescoping extension beams. It is equipped with
oscillating type bricks with steel axles, flanged wheels, couplers, etc.
FINISHED in two coats of black enamel ‘with red cab roof and trim.
DIMENSIONS: Length, with boom ex tended, 34”, width with supports
extended 131/2, height with boom up 23”, weight 21 pounds.
“L” Locomotive Wrecking Crane
Wrecks are bound to happen on all
railroads so the Buddy ~L” model railroad
must have its locomotive wrecking crane copied after the big ones.
OPERATION arriving at the scene of the wreck, the big boom is swung into
position by turning the cab in a circle on the bed of car—the tackles
are lowered and a bite taken, in two places if necessary..... Hoists are
set in operation by hand cranks and the wrecked equipment is placed back
on the track or loaded into cars for removal, HOISTS control all
operations of boom and tackles and are properly built with clutches,
brakes, ratchet locks, etc. CABLE SHEAVES are made with deep cable
grooves and extra wide flanges. Tackle blocks are designed for heavy
lifting and pulling. BOILER is steel 234” in diameter, 9” high with
hinged fire door and dome type stack. Equipment includes coal storage
water tanks, etc. CAR is standard Buddy ~‘L” work-train type with heavy
steel platform with rail clios beam support, couplers, steel axles,
flanged wheels, etc.
FINISHED in black enamel with red cab and roof and trim.
DIMENSIONS. Length with boom ex tended 35”, width with Beam supports
closed 7”, height 23”, weight 21 pounds.
"L" Track Materials
Buddy "L" Outdoor railroad cars are built
to travel on a specially constructed steel track which comes in four
foot sections with the two 4" gauge 5/8 high rails welded to steel ties
6 1/2 long and 1 1/4 wide. The sections are bolted together by miniature
track bolts and splices just like the big track. Curved sections are
supplied in accordance with the needs of the particular Buddy "L"
Division being built. We are also able to furnish steel road bed plates,
steel bridge or trustle section and steel piers.
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