|The stripped down Porter Mogul with new cylinders, motor/gearbox and drivers.|
|Ken Kidder's Porter Mogul was roughly the same dimensions|
as the Storey but several features had to be redone or replaced.
The frame was a bit more work. The drivers were the wrong size (40") and had the wrong spacing. I had the correct size drivers (48") and could easily move the driver slot so it would be closer to the prototype spacing. Replacing the old open-frame motor with a Northwest Short Line gearbox and Sagami motor was next. The Ken Kidder cylinder set was also replaced with a spare MEW set I had along with the crossheads and main rod. Some careful machine work produced a pair of new siderods. While I was at it, I fabricated new fenders for the rear drivers and added a crosshead water pump. I have a spare PFM Reno tender that I will use.
|The prototype Storey as seen on the V&T.|