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zathros

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It's amazing how far technology came with steam engines. It's still the best conveyance of power, Nuclear Reactors heat water to steam to drive aircraft carriers, submarines, cities, same thing different source, and end mechanism, but steam is still the conveyance. ;)
 

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It had 6 trailing wheels? That is quite interesting! I'm familiar with the British/European 2-6-2 or 4-6-2, etc. I know there were 4-6-6-2 or 4-6-6-4 in the US but I have never seen one like this!
Yep! and it is a MONSTER!! I have a video but can't post it.... but here are some pix...
Chesapeake_and_Ohio_Lima_2-6-6-6_locomotive.jpg
and how about some scale?
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at the Henry Ford Museum
 

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Nope...Some random tourists off the net... Lost mine a year ago...she walked out the door and didn't come back...it was a long run of 35 years.

I've had a long run too. I'm starting to get tired though. I think she's going to catch up and pass me by too! It's hard to imagine so much mass moving down the track on so little metal to metal contact. These trains were behemoths, and helped us win the war, among other things. :)
 

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It was also highly successful for the use of 2 piston arrangement, it gave it far more power after all the fails they had tried, as more power = larger boiler and firebox and higher starting traction. The only one bigger was the UP "Bigboy" 4-8-8-4.
Youtube vid of 1/16th scale Live Steam version!