Santa Fe MDT Plymouth 0-6-0 question.

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by xbbox, Aug 12, 2006.

  1. xbbox

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    Does any body have a picture or can take a picture of a Sante Fe MDT Plymouth 0-6-0 Diesle Switcher next to a single or a 3 dome tank car? I'm thinking about getting one of these, but would like to see the size comparison first. Thanks.
  2. xbbox

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    Guess not! :)
  3. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Gee...I just did a search on Sante Fe, and couldn't even find a picture of that loco in "Fallen Flags" website.
    If its the one I'm thinking about, those loco's were real small to began with(The one I'm thinking, Tyco made one years ago,), so any rolling stock would look pretty big next to it.
    Here's a link to the Tyco MDT Plymouth switcher:
    http://tycotrain.tripod.com/tycotrains/id16.html
    Hope this is what you mean.
  4. xbbox

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  6. jetrock

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    Is the Bachmann Plymouth MDT based on a real locomotive?
  7. DavidB-AU

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    Sort of. The J.D. Fate Company of Plymouth, OH (aka Plymouth Locomotive Works) made over 7500 small industrial locos with innovative hydrostatic torque converter drive. The MDT model was made in in versions from 25 to 45t with 4 or 6 wheels and for several gauges. They also built 50-60t DEs.

    The model is a generic industrial loco not dissimilar to Plymouth MDTs around the 40-45t size. I think the idea was to build something with the look and feel of a Plymouth around what was essentially the gear train of the 0-6-0 steamer, initially in HO. Tyco and AHM did basically the same thing.

    Here are photos of some Plymouth MDTs of around the same size, although none are identical to the model.

    http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/tr_west2.jpg
    http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/misc-m/mmm25amr.jpg
    http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=76874
    http://yardlimit.railfan.net/archive/hv/plymouth-1.jpg

    Cheers
    David
  8. 3railguy

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  9. xbbox

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    Awsome, that's what I needed. Thanks.
  10. trainman4

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    I have a couple of them they were made by atlas but who else made them i don't know .I can't send a picture but i set one beside a single dome tank car and it don't look bad. :thumb:
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    Maybe this is an odd question, but what is the point of a size comparison?
  12. xbbox

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    Well, when I do my layout, I want some type of construction plant and I want a switcher with the tank cars to move around. I want it to look half decent for the yard.