Here is a side shot of the SMC Davenport Dinky. Judging from the date of this photo (about 1915) it would have been a fairly early Davenport 4-4-0.
This complete view shows a typical consist.
This is another shot of the Davenport Dinky, this with the top cut off.
Here is a similar prototype.
Of course Davenport 0-4-0s are not found in HOn30. So this will need to be either a kit bash or a scratch build. If a kit bash, modifications are so major that it would approach a scratch build. I’m not going to put this project into a slot for now. We’ll just see how it evolves.
This is a HOn30 engine that started life as an Eggar-Bahn and most recently is currently marketed by Minitrains. It is a German model with more of a European flair than US.
Extensive modifications would be needed to convert this to a Davenport 0-4-0T. Because there is a better candidate available, this thine will be freelanced into an engine that looks more like an American prototype. Check the builders log at the bottom of this page for step-by-steps.
Minitrains has also marketed a 0-4-0T that is based on a Baldwin saddle tank prototype. While that engine is currently out of production, one comes up from time to time on eBay.
The following photo is of one of these engines that has been bashed and weathered.
I won one of these engines at auction on eBay. It is on its way to me. I’ll post a builders log as soon as this project is in the active phase.