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    • October 5, 2018 11:15 PM EDT
    • John:

       

      Does not appear to be a cog. Here's the description from the site [link]:

       

      Robb Engineering Company (builder & designer) - Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada

      Owner : Weymouth & New France Railway - New France, Nova Scotia, Canada

      The boiler was tilted upward to help with water circulation and fire draught.  

      Two cylinders were mounted next  to the boiler and at a similar upward tilted angle.  They drove disk cranks which were attached to a shaft mounted below and perpendicular to the boiler.   "This was spur geared, at a 4 to 1 ratio, with an intermediate shaft carrying chain-sprocket wheels, which drove the four carrying wheels by steel chains."  

      The four wheels were mounted on "sensitive springs".   They were concave or double flanged with treads for gripping the logs used for rail ("poles").   It could haul as many as 10 loaded cars.   Note the size of the steam dome.

      boiler diameter: 3 feet 4 inches boiler length: 10 feet  6 inches
      boiler pressure: 125 psi cylinders: 9 inch diameter & 10 inch stroke
      wheels: 3 feet in diameter weight: 11 tons
      spur gear ratio: 4 to 1  

      Emile Stehelin (owner) - a French migrant lumberman who operated a 15 mile long "pole" railroad to haul logs out of his timberland.  

    • October 5, 2018 10:42 PM EDT
    • Probably a cog or geared track RR for an incline. Look at the engines for Mount Washington, you can see that type in operation. I rode up the mountain in the early 60s.

      The artist drew a fine tooth gear where a coarse one would work better.

    • October 5, 2018 10:37 PM EDT
    • Forest provided the link to gearedsteam.com and this crazy engine caught my eye:

       

       

      Weird!

       

    • October 5, 2018 10:18 AM EDT
    • Here is one I bashed into just a good looking western narrow guage locomotive. Two very different locos mashed into this.

    • October 5, 2018 9:19 AM EDT
    • Chris Kieffer said:

      Probably wouldn't have large enough radius to run it on, but this is mine.

       

       

      In early 1980s I worked with a fellow who grew up in Topeka when those 4-12-2 were in use. Jack said they shook the ground for quite a remarkable distance around when they came through.

    • October 5, 2018 8:45 AM EDT
    • Probably wouldn't have large enough radius to run it on, but this is mine.

       

       

    • October 5, 2018 2:23 AM EDT
    • "Rooster,"

      Thanks a bunch!  I sent you a post with a photo and some details of the proposed project.  If it looks feasible, we can work something out!  Now I REALLY need to get that mountain fixed!

       

      Aloha,

      Eric

    • October 4, 2018 10:17 PM EDT
    • " Rooster " said:

       

       

       

       

      @ Forrest .....thoughts ....

       

      That could well fit with the theme of Mark Dashnaw's post "Alco's that were either proposed or fiction"

    • October 4, 2018 9:42 PM EDT
    • Jim Rowson said:

      Holy Moly I love John's tow truck. That's what my fantasy motive power looks like: old, hacked together, specialized to what my railroad needs.

       

      I'm also inspired by Dennis Rayon's backwoods porter [link] (where I learned to make real rusted corrugated roofing):

       

      There was also that recent great topic started by Cliff with really unusual prototype photos [link] like this:

       

      Cheers!

       

      Oh, those brings this website to mind, http://www.gearedsteam.com/ lots of interesting locos there.

    • October 4, 2018 9:11 PM EDT
    • Alco's that were either proposed or fiction

       

    • October 4, 2018 7:14 PM EDT
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      I'm feeling it

       

    • October 4, 2018 7:06 PM EDT
    • Holy Moly I love John's tow truck. That's what my fantasy motive power looks like: old, hacked together, specialized to what my railroad needs.

       

       

      I'm also inspired by Dennis Rayon's backwoods porter [link] (where I learned to make real rusted corrugated roofing):

       

       

      There was also that recent great topic started by Cliff with really unusual prototype photos [link] like this:

       

       

      Cheers!

       

    • October 4, 2018 6:59 PM EDT
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      @ Forrest .....thoughts ....

       

       

      The forward section has now become dynamic braking and the rearward radiator section has yet to add vents and fans? Only a thought !

    • October 4, 2018 6:48 PM EDT
    • very nice

    • October 4, 2018 6:45 PM EDT
    • Eric Mueller said:

      I have the hull and frame of the battery powered LGB 2075 I got in 1976. that I have always wanted to repower it for sentimental reasons, but that is cost prohibitive.  I've a tentative plan to "tram it up" a bit to hide the lack of side rods, pistons, etc., do some interior details, open the back, and marry it to a powered tender to make a fantasy articulated unit.  I had a lead on a shattered BACHMANN Big Hauler I planned to strip for parts, but the guy wanted "new, functioning locomotive" prices for a bag of parts. That's the local market.. 

      The project is on hold - probably indefinitely - but I thought it would be good first crack at "kit bashing," part making, painting, given the old fellow doesn't run at all, it is not like I can make it worse!  Wouldn't hurt my understanding of steam engines to take on the project, either.

      In the meant time, "he" has returned to service under kid power.

      - Eric

      No price on the locomotive just calculate shipping from 17055 and PM me if you want to pay it .

    • October 4, 2018 6:36 PM EDT
    • Randy Lehrian Jr. said: I'll throw my 2 bits in...

       

      The hey I'm rich reckless abandon side of me would want an:

      Erie Triplex  

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      OK ...Now this is how I think most of the time!   However as most know I prefer diesel's. Still working on a PA1 loco for the CVRR OCS with updated and bigger everything (motor, fuel tank, air tanks,dynamic braking, etc riding on HT-C trucks). 

       

      I would also like to build a SD70 "cowl" unit as a total freelance. Perhaps the F45 should be resurrected x's 2 making it a SDP90F or F90? Now that would be badass!

       

       

       

      edited for punctuation

       

       

       

    • October 4, 2018 6:22 PM EDT
    • Great stuff so far guys!

       

      Forrest .....Love the drawings and thoughts (sorta on my level of thought at times)

       

      Maynard......The E unit looks pretty darn good to me from the side angle. Maybe a little more forward slope on the nose?

       

      John....love the critters !

       

       

       

       

    • October 4, 2018 5:12 PM EDT
    • Nice, love the toe truck

    • October 5, 2018 9:25 AM EDT
    • Well, if nothing else, the affair was an informative exercise in the exploration of possibilities.