Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by CN1, Jun 6, 2004.
I thought I would share this with the "steamer folks"
....and one of my favorite:
What the heck! Here's one more...
N&W Class J 4-8-4
Thanks for these pics, CN1.
Certainly, the Pennsy had some amazing motive power, specially these duplex!
BTW, the J #610 is an all-time favourite!
Why can't they produce stuff like these????
I'm not a 100% sure but I think all these locos were/are all made in HO. The N&W class J can be purchased for sure from bachmann spectrum http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/160-82102 It's a beautiful looking loco with fine detail. Wish I could afford one. FRED
Go Steam Go :thumb:
Thankx Dash. I was thinking of the 4-4-6-4 as I don't remember EVER seeing that loco in any production listing .
I just did a serch on Da -Bay for 4-4-6-4 and found several!!
You may be right MM, I checked and I was thinking of the Pennsy 6-4-4-4 duplex (which you can get). The second (4-4-6-4) is avalible in O and N, but I could of sworn it was once imported in HO brass way back when, but I can't find it. Sorry to get your hopes up. Pennsy just had too many homebrewed locos. FRED
I bet you'll need at least 24 radii curves, if not 30 for the duplex in HO
Note that Broadway Limited has the J with SOund and DCC.
And here's some really handsome steam:
Nice pics. But the Duplexes aren't articulateds. They're rigid framed. The models (in brass) have to have a radius over 30". One from Westside of the 4-4+6-4 needed I think 38".
If the price of oil keeps going up,going back to wood fired steam may not be un-reasonable.
Water and lumber,the ultimate in renewable energy.
Yes they're Articulated...
Cjcrescent I didn't mentionned or claimed that Duplex were Articulated. The title on this post is : Articulated and Steam. You came to the wrong conclusion.
For more information on Duplex Locomotive you can go to:
Locomotive Wheel Arrangment: http://www.du.edu/~jcalvert/railway/wheelarr.htm
For more information on Articulate you can go to:
Baldwin Loco, Mallet Articulated: http://catskillarchive.com/rrextra/blwmal00.Html
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fee: http://www.steamlocomotive.com/articulated/atsf.html
UP's Articulated: http://www.steamtrainartist.com/text_steam_train_PL1061.html
Articulated Consolidation AC4
Fuel: 4889 Gal
Cyclinders: 24 x 32"
Water: 16152 Gal
Weight: 614,000 lbs Dia.
Steam Pressure: 235 lbs
Tractive Effort: 116,900 lbs
How it works
From the How To Articulate "Locomotive" website
Here's a few diagram that explain the "how to" of articulated.
The Mallet Configuration :thumb:
The Meyer Configuration :thumb:
The Garratt Configuration :thumb:
Given the title of this thread, "Articulate and Steam" and then shown pics of just non-articulated engines, what was I to think??? A lot of railfans make the mistake of assuming the pennsy Q & T class locos were articulated, but they weren't. They just look like it and again given the title and those pics, it was very easy to believe you had made the same rookie mistake.
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