The 1/2" scale, 2-1/2" gauge H.B. Fisher 4-6-4 "Hudson", designed by Harry Fisher in the 1930s and sold from his home in Belleville NJ. If you have ANY information, drawings, patterns, or castings for this design, please contact FRIENDS YANKEE SHOP MODELS.
In the 1930s, H.B. Fisher (Harry Fisher) of Joralemon Street in Belleville, NJ designed and built at least two live steam locomotives for which Friends Yankee Shop Models is today seeking the design details, and any drawings or patterns that still exist.
1/2" scale, 2-1/2" gauge 4-6-4 HUDSON
1/2" scale, 2-1/2" gauge 2-8-8-4 YELLOWSTONE
Both locomotives made visits to the Brotherhood of Live Steamers' meets in the 1930s in Marblehead, Massachusetts.
Please contact Friends if you have drawings, foundry patterns, or castings available. Even if you have ONLY the drawings, this will preserve the design details for future live steamers' use and prevent their loss to "time".
If you own a "Fisher Hudson" or the "Fisher Yellowstone", Friends is interested in measuring and photographing these locomotives, in order to document their design details.
Another view of Harry Fisher's ORIGINAL Hudson. Photo by Keith Taylor. Mr. Fisher's patterns and drawings were given to the Eastern Live Steamers Club in New Jersey, and were for a time in the possession of Club President Joe Hild. When Joe Hild died, the patterns and drawings went somewhere. Do you know where? Please contact Friends Yankee Shop Models if you know. If you OWN the patterns and drawings, please contact Friends if you would like to sell.