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TAB
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« Reply #80 on: Jul 4th, 2005, 8:45pm »
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Hey Pennsy...
 
I think that there was never a GG2 because it was impossible to improve on the GG1
 
I've heard from some railroaders that come into my shop that no one knew what the top speed of this engine could be due to limitations of the track and then, in later years, the light weight equipment placed restrictions on the top speeds.
 
The only complaint I heard was that the cab was cramped and tended to be cold in the winter.
 
Although I'm not a PRR fan I've bee giving your GG2 idea some thought and who knows?...this could be fun.
 
...Tom
 


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« Reply #81 on: Jul 5th, 2005, 10:24am »
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Hi TAB,
 
Obviously you haven't read my threads on the GG-2. It produced several good ideas, Check them out.
 
Next, the Tuscan Red GG-1's were geared for 120 mph, and the Brunswick Green GG-1's were geared for 100 mph. Several Enginemen, over the years got "busted" for exceeding speed limits trying to maintain a tight schedule. There are several among us that documented these "little slips of good judgement". However, 100 mph was definitely documented when the errant engineman was brought up on charges. Possibly other figures, approaching 120 mph might have been so documented by the authorities.


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« Reply #82 on: Jul 18th, 2005, 5:29pm »
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This is a pic of my model trains, the pic is taken in England.



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« Reply #83 on: Jul 30th, 2005, 9:03am »
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Two Athearn's F7s coming to Lansdowne Jct. On Eastern Railroad. Still being build. Please check out my Photo Shows on railroading at;
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« Reply #84 on: Aug 25th, 2005, 5:04pm »
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My pride and joy WM 2-8-0 #734!!!

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« Reply #85 on: Oct 23rd, 2005, 2:12am »
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Showing you something exotic...  
 
It is not "camel back" as the other two interesting steam engines in this thread, but it is camel locomotive. That name comes because the prototype did not consumpt too much water. With 13.5 tons of water it could run 1000 km as the tender can recycle the steam from cylinders and other agregats. So here comes my german class 52 condensing loco. I am still working on it, as the first step the old Gützold model gets a new condensing tender from brass with a radically shorted Roco 215 chassis inside for the drive as the original Gützold tender has some disadvantages (scale, detailing, very bad motor). Next step will be to super the loco.
 

It is not a diesel engine without cabs, it is a condensing tender of german class 52KON. Behind the flaps there were the condenser elements to cool down the steam. To blow air through the condensors the tender has three large fans in the roof which are driven by a steam turbine.
 

between the boogies the water was caught with a temperature of 90°C in the box, that is like a preheater.
 
Tender attached to the Kriegslok:
 

The buffers and some other details are still missing. They are ordered already, waiting for the shipment.
 

Here you can see the interesting detail of the loco. See at the smokebox the steam-turbine with blowerto produce the vacuum in the smokebox. And see the large pipe going from the turbine to the tender for the used steam.
 

This condensing tender has 5 condensers per side. There was also a version with six condenserrs, that was the longest german steam locomotive ever built. Ok I know with 27 meters length that is nothing against an UP X4000  'Big Boy'.
 

The lcoomotive still needs a lot of super-detailling with brass and white metal parts to look like on the prototype photos I have.
 
To compare:
 

Left: Original Gützold tender. That model is already more than 30 years old, made in GDR.
Middle: The new tender, also the fans will turn (and blowing air). Inside of that tender a Roco 215 is used to make the thing moving.
Right: A Märklin/Trix class 52 condensing loco with the bit longer version of the tender with 6 condenser elements.
 
My signature below shows the class 52 condensers with the two tender versions, and a south african class 25 condenser loco. (Length: 37 meters). All of them have been built by Henschel / Kassel / Germany


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« Reply #86 on: Dec 12th, 2005, 9:36pm »
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For those steam fans who are curious if I have any steamers, I in fact have two. They're 0-6-0 #97 (in Southern green, although no lettering on the tender) and a 0-4-0T with a missing smokestack. Unfortunately both of these steamers are out of service due to the driving rods are broken. For the time being, PRR GP38 2320, ATSF GP20 5628, and B&O SW7 368 handle passenger and freight operations on my layout.

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« Reply #87 on: Dec 14th, 2005, 4:11pm »
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I've just recently aquired Athearn stuff.   I have  Conrail Philly division set ( GP38-2 and SW1001)  and a Conrail Quality SW1500.  I also got an Atlas NJT U34CH in platinum mist and disco stripes.    
 
would anyone know where i can get platinum mist paint?


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« Reply #88 on: Dec 14th, 2005, 8:41pm »
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Guys ill post some nice pics, they will blow u away, i have 3 sets of conrails that you got ONLY for working there, ill get pics but i have to get batteries for my camera. I have some some alcos with coaches with the places names  we went too and i also have a gg1 with some work cars, and lastly an sw1500 with some frieght, i might also show you guys my ho babies

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« Reply #89 on: Dec 22nd, 2005, 8:15pm »
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Alright, here's my crew! First up is Southern Pacific 4-8-4 GS4 #4449. Unfortunately, she is inoperable at the current moment and is awaiting repairs .

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« Reply #90 on: Dec 22nd, 2005, 8:18pm »
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During the absence of the 4449, the Daylight trains are run by E9 #6018 and PA #6009.


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« Reply #91 on: Dec 22nd, 2005, 8:20pm »
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A close-up of the E9.


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« Reply #92 on: Dec 22nd, 2005, 8:21pm »
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And a close-up of the PA.


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« Reply #93 on: Dec 22nd, 2005, 8:24pm »
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And finally, my B&O 0-4-0 switcher #99. That's all, folks!
 
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« Reply #94 on: Dec 29th, 2005, 9:01pm »
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WMSR #734 Sitting infront of my computer...


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« Reply #95 on: Dec 29th, 2005, 9:04pm »
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« Reply #96 on: Dec 29th, 2005, 9:06pm »
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734 idles on the computer shop track #3 as Southern Pacifics 4449 idles on track 1.


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« Reply #97 on: Dec 29th, 2005, 9:08pm »
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734 Boiler


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« Reply #98 on: Dec 29th, 2005, 9:12pm »
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The 4449 turns around and pulls up along side of 734. Then Pennsy K4 Pacific 3750 pulls up along side the two engines. Well thats all for now. Sorry for all the random junk just laying around in the pics. Like the Deit pepsi can in one of the pics and a speck of yellow play dough in another. lol


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« Reply #99 on: Dec 29th, 2005, 10:24pm »
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Awsome job Mike! I love the side view pic...I wonder why....lol.

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