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    • April 20, 2017 4:09 PM EDT

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      Another strange little steam 'boxcab' ?

      Found this when looking for Colin's engine.

       

       

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    • April 20, 2017 5:26 PM EDT
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    • April 20, 2017 9:55 PM EDT

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      These kinds of things are cool for both their styling and their more human-relatable sizing.

    • April 20, 2017 11:10 PM EDT
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      Forrest Scott Wood said:

      These kinds of things are cool for both their styling and their more human-relatable sizing.

       

      That's why I like garden railroading.  It allows me to run small locos and rolling stock in a believable setting.  

       

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    • April 22, 2017 10:29 AM EDT

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      WoW . . . that is some really neat little engine . . . . . .

    • April 22, 2017 5:22 PM EDT
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      Nitwittery, in the hands of the British, becomes high art indeed.

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    • April 22, 2017 8:40 PM EDT

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      Andrew Moore said:

      Nitwittery, in the hands of the British, becomes high art indeed.

      Oh, it could probably still stand another couple doses of Heath Robinson before it was in actual danger of going over the top.

    • April 23, 2017 12:02 PM EDT

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      What's interesting is that most vertical boiler locos have the cylinders on the footplate next to the boiler.  With the cylinders underneath, the whole thing is very short.  Wonder if it tips if you brake hard or slam it into reverse?

       

      Cockerill was apparently a Belgium operation, and made some variants:

       

       

      This post was edited by Pete Thornton at May 6, 2017 1:33 AM EDT
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    • April 23, 2017 3:00 PM EDT
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      Porter supposedly* constructed this beauty for a road in France...

      * Google Images sometimes gets the captions wrong...

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    • April 23, 2017 3:41 PM EDT

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      Porter supposedly* constructed this beauty for a road in France.

      It sure looks like a Cockerill to me.  The 'modified' Walschaerts valve gear in particular would be most unusual on a Porter.

       

      This post was edited by Pete Thornton at April 23, 2017 3:46 PM EDT
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    • April 23, 2017 4:15 PM EDT
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      Hence the disclaimer ...

      Thanks Pete.

      John

    • April 23, 2017 6:00 PM EDT
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      Pete Thornton said:

      What's interesting is that most vertical boiler locos have the cylinders on the footplate next to the boiler.  With the cylinders underneath, the whole thing is very short.  Wonder if it tips if you brake hard or slam it into reverse?

       

      Cockerill was apparently a Belgium operation, and made some variants:

       

       

      Pete,

      That picture with the cylinders on the back, or opposite of the headlight, it looks like a "Little Engine Crab", if you took all the fancy cab off of it.  Thanks for sharing

    • April 23, 2017 8:40 PM EDT
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      Is this the AWNUTS forum?  

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    • April 23, 2017 10:13 PM EDT

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      Pete Thornton said:

      Wonder if it tips if you brake hard or slam it into reverse?

       

      Wheelie bars plus a drag chute patched together from old coal sacks by a coal miner's daughter?

       

      Steve Featherkile said:

      Is this the AWNUTS forum?  

      Aww, there are nuts here, that's fer sure.

      This post was edited by Forrest Scott Wood at April 23, 2017 10:15 PM EDT
    • April 24, 2017 8:08 PM EDT
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      Is this the AWNUTS forum?

      No, but it could be. In fact, since A.W.N.U.T.S. again shut down, I have been missing my regular doses of British "Nitwittery".

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    • May 7, 2017 1:33 PM EDT

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      And he turned up in my hotel room in Helmsley, North Yorkshire.
      20170507_182911.jpg (2.48 Mb)
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    • May 7, 2017 3:44 PM EDT
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      The loco shown at its home, along with some others.

      It seems to have worked at a glass and chemical factory (Zuid-Chemie) at the southern Netherland town of Sas van Gent.

      http://www.nmld.nl/en/object/1005

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