J 602 booster engine

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Wed Mar 8 13:53:30 EST 2017

Trailing truck boosters never involved side rods. The only visible difference would be the steam line to the booster and the exhaust line from it, and it is possible that the J's streamlining hid them. However, as far as photos are concerned, the booster was removed fairly early, so later photos of 602 would show no difference.
Jim Nichols 

    On Wednesday, March 8, 2017 12:36 PM, NW Modeling List <nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org> wrote:

  From any photos I have seen of J #602, I cannot see any visible evidence of the booster that was part of the locomotive's trailing truck as built (to my admittedly untrained and aging eyes).  I'm guessing that since there don't appear to be any external side rods that only the rear most axle was powered.

For modeling purposes, was there anything visible on 602 with regard to the booster that I could effectively represent in HO scale on my model of that locomotive?

Sincere thanks, 
Dr. J. Brent Greer

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