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    • March 14, 2019 4:08 PM EDT
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      Jim Rowson said:

      Oh my god! The diddlebegger! I love it!

       

      John you need to get better. The world needs a diddlebegger! Even if you don't have a G track to run it on for a while...

       

      Hang in there buddy.

      I ran across that picture long before I started in G gauge, all references named it The Paycar. After many false starts, I weeded out the initials and found it was a personal railcar for the Paymaster of the San Joaquin Valley Coal Mine Company. It also had rights to limited customers on the SP.

      The Paymaster also ran excursions and party runs...

      Look close, the pilot drawbar is up and attached to the boxcar. Steam is up and the diddlebegger must have hauled it along.

       

      The Payroll inspired the beggar term and it's not a real doodle, but rather a playful diddle... well that's my story

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      John

       

      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • March 14, 2019 5:19 PM EDT
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      Whether it is true or not, it's a great story. Thanks John!

    • March 14, 2019 5:52 PM EDT
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      Cool story John. And here I thought you were saying "biggerdiddle", just diffrent. 

       

    • March 15, 2019 10:04 AM EDT
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      Cliff Jennings said:

      Cool story John. And here I thought you were saying "biggerdiddle", just diffrent. 

       

      I think that would be Uncle Ernie's train, if you are old enough for a Who reference!

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • March 15, 2019 3:52 PM EDT
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      That solid single pair of drivers, the look of maybe a steam tractor boiler, plus the overall configuration, made me think of NZ backwoods homemade locos. I'd never have expected that it was SP! Except that the wheel arrangement of the loco part is almost like the CP Huntington... huh. Thanks for showing us!

       

       

    • March 15, 2019 8:36 PM EDT
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      Need a spoke Driver eh?, how about a shorty? Little John

      Run in reverse...

       

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • March 15, 2019 8:41 PM EDT
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      Jenny Lind "pay loco" is on my someday list

    • March 15, 2019 8:56 PM EDT
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      That paycar would be an interesting project. Now for the big question, is there any record of what color it was?

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