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Tue Dec 30 15:47:26 EST 2008
As to short steam power in HO, there are brass W-2's 2-8-0's that Northwest
Short Line put out some years ago, M, M-1 and M-2 4-8-0's made by Sunset and
earlier by Lambert and G Class 2-8-0's made by Alco Models some years ago.
In diesels, you could use GP-9's, RS-11's or RS-3's although those exceed 50
The older brass is going to be hard to come by and somewhat costly. I
suggest that you change your specification and go with diesels that exceed
your 50 foot limit.
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Subject: Re: local power?
Caboose in Denver has a M-1 Sunset Models F/P #1007
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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'
> 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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