Favorite steam passenger power?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by nkp174, Sep 1, 2007.

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Well, what type?

  1. Early stuff 0-4-0s, 2-2-2s, etc

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  2. 4-4-0

    4 vote(s)
    5.3%
  3. 4-4-2

    2 vote(s)
    2.7%
  4. 4-6-0

    3 vote(s)
    4.0%
  5. 4-6-2

    13 vote(s)
    17.3%
  6. 4-6-4

    5 vote(s)
    6.7%
  7. 2-6-0

    2 vote(s)
    2.7%
  8. 2-6-2

    3 vote(s)
    4.0%
  9. 4-8-2

    8 vote(s)
    10.7%
  10. 4-8-4

    18 vote(s)
    24.0%
  11. 4-6-6-4

    8 vote(s)
    10.7%
  12. Other (turbines, 4-4-4s, etc...)

    8 vote(s)
    10.7%
  1. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    NKP I know what you mean about Bachmann plus 4-8-4's. I have a Santa Fe Northern Bachmann + and it had trouble pulling itself around the modular layout. I kept adding weight to the boiler until I burned out the motor before I realised that the problem was those awful springs Bachmann used on the lead and trailing trucks.
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    It is amazing that a 4-8-4 can weigh 16oz and barely be able to pull itself hamr
  3. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    Santa Fe Northern?? I've never heard of that railroad before, interesting.

    Btw, I know that on some model diesels, that have all wheel drive, cannot move if one of the drive shafts are removed from one bogie's gear train.
  4. CNWman

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    I think he meant a Santa Fe 4-8-4 (the most common name for the 4-8-4 type was 'Northern', although there were other names, mostly in the South U.S.)
  5. b28_82

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    Mine would be the Northern or more SP's GS4 4-8-4 most commonly used for the daylight trains. And speaking of the daylight passenger set coming out from Precision Craft/Broadway Limited; when are they gonna stop pushing back the date!!! I wish they'd do it like Kato is doing their N scale version. Announce it in September and you'll get it in Nov/Dec timeframe.
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    Will it have the articulated cars like the original?
  7. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    Oops, thanks for the eye opener!
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    Yes, I don't know how well Kato will model theirs as far as details but at least they're going to have articulated cars like the original. Broadway/PCM will be very detailed I'm sure as their past works have proved themselves.

    Jake
  9. Russ Bellinis

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    I think the "Northern " got it's designation because either the Northern Pacific or the Great Northern was the first railroad to use that type of locomotive. In the sameway the 2-10-2 became known as the "Santa Fe" and the 2-10-4 became know as the "Texas" for the T & P. A notable exception in naming a type of locomotive was the NYC who refused to believe anyone else could run a RR. They named their 4-8-4s "Niagaras."
  10. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    In my opinion, if it's Kato, it's good.

    Kato is comparable to Marklin and is the Rolls Royce of two rail models, American models anyway with Roco in there for German and Hornby for UK.

    Sorry, going off my point- KATO's the best!
  11. Triplex

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    NP. The Northern was developed from the Mountain to fit a larger firebox for the low-quality NP coal.
  12. b28_82

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    Well regardless. If I have my way, I'll have a full daylight set in both scales.
  13. MadHatter

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    Triplex as a matter of interest in your signature you mension a 2-8-8-8-2. Both a steam and an electric one, any pics of them to post?
  14. CNWman

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    Here's an article on the steam engine:
    2-8-8-8-2 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    not sure about the electric though, never seen it.
  15. Triplex

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    I think that'd be good. I was quite familiar with the Virginian prior to finding this forum...having even chased the road...and I'd never heard that nickname for it...or seen it my book on the Virginian...prior to your sig. I don't doubt it to have been called that...but it is obscure.

    I must say though, those were far cooler than their streamlined electrics.:mrgreen:

    I thought was cool that MTH is building a model of your user name.
  17. chooch.42

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    Triplex, did you see what's coming from MTH in February ??? Dec. ad in MR, in HO, DCC, Proto-Sound 3.0 - and somewhat less than your first-born $$$ !! Three Erie and 1 Virginian version ! Mike must like you ! Bob C.
  18. MadHatter

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    Thanks, I think Overland make a brass model of the electric, might be wrong though.
  19. CNWman

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    Triplex, what in the HECK is that, the 2-8-8-8-2 electric? If it is, someone in the Virginian R&D had a little too much beer me thinks.
  20. nkp174

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    The 2-8-8-8-2's were 3 pushers used by the Erie during the drag freight era. The Virginian also build a smaller 2-8-8-8-4.

    The Virginian also had an electrified section of railroad. I believe that their first electric locomotives were what he's pictured. Several were permanently MUd...as 3-units and as 2-units. Some were just single units. He's referencing the 3-unit motors. They were used...if I recall correctly...around the VA-WV border...which was also near the railroads main shops.