local power?

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Tue Dec 30 10:08:58 EST 2008

Caboose in Denver has a M-1 Sunset Models F/P #1007
John Lisica
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Subject: Re: local power?

> NW Mailing List wrote:

>> Looks like you'll be stuck with a G 2-8-0, since Geeps were more than 50'

>> long.


>> EdKing


> NW Modeling List wrote:

> > Hi Kenneth;

> >

> > Diesel doesn't work on the N&W before 1955.

> >

> > A class M 4-8-0 would be a good candidate for you, watch e-bay for a

> > model - brass only so far. I am hopping that Bachman will do one in

> > their Spectrum line since 475 is a Strasburg.

> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4-8-0_475

> >

> > Nigel F Misso, PE

> > http://www.linkedin.com/in/nigelmisso


> So much for my hopes of using a T-6. :)


> Here's my problem. I built a Free-Mo module as a switching

> puzzle/interesting industry. I now wish to include it in my layout as an

> N&W interchange. The trouble is that there's not room for a long loco on

> the module. If I turn it one way, I have 7" while leaving room for one

> 40' car. If I turn it the other way, I have 5.75" to clear a switch. At

> the other end, I have to pull an interchange track, and have 7" while

> leaving room for the 3 cars that will fill the interchange.


> Personally, I would LOVE an M or G class as power, but is there room? I

> could possibly make an extension for the module which would add a couple

> inches, and simply restrict the interchange to 2 cars. How long were the

> M and G class engines, with tenders?


> Yes, I know that I should build the layout to suit the era and equipment I

> like, but the module is already built and I like it. Modeling is all

> about compromises, so I'm asking the group's help in figuring out the best

> compromise to make.


> I'll happily send my proposed track plan, if anyone is interested. Feel

> free to contact me off-list.


> Thanks again,

> Kenneth Rickman - krickman1 at carolina.rr.com

> Salisbury, NC


> If at first you don't succeed, use a bigger hammer!

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