Articulated Locomotives (HO Virginian 2-8-8-2)

fitz Jun 10, 2001

  1. fitz

    fitz Staff Member

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    Welcome to everyone who posted pix of articulateds over on the HO forum. Let's pick it up where we left off. :eek: [​IMG]
     
  2. bnsf4354

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    Hey fitz, glad you thought of this. I too became frustrated with the demise of pages 2-3 of the VGN thread. We really had some great stuff going there. I don't know if we want to re-post most of those photos or start something different. I wouldn't mind having to find specific steamer photos or come up with multiple photos of engines that have served in different railroads etc.. What do you think. I'll leave you with a Class A and for EM1 the 7600 as a passenger engine in 1956.
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  3. watash

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    Fitz, I don't expect this to post, but maybe it will show up if they ever get the blank white pages fixed. In the mean time, here I sit looking up more articulated engines to post when I can.

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  4. watash

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    Here is a scarey view, taken when you could still stand between the rails without getting shot. This was at Martinsville, West Virginia about 1949 I think, and the 2-8-8-2 was standing still, but notice the boiler over-hang.

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  5. Alan

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    Those EM1's are one of my favourite articulateds, they are so awesome!!!

    Watash, who is the cute little chap on the potty, and who 'doctored' the photo? :D
     
  6. fitz

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    bnsf4354, please put some of those photos that disappeared on Vgn on this one. When we get up to about 16 messages, let's start a new thread, and avoid the dreaded white out.
    Now, the ones you posted--I never noticed on the A how short coupled all the running gear was. Main rod connects to the third driver amongst all that crosshead claptrap and Baker valve gear hanger. The reverse linkage looks pretty complicated, and why bother with that tiny little air tank? The B&O monster has a feedwater heater pump plunked right down on the top of everything else on the pilot. These beasts were absolutely fascinating for all of their differences. :eek:
     
  7. bnsf4354

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    Well here is my favorite photo. It's clear and shows a brand new Class A. I love A's, Alleghenys, and UP articulateds. Both beautiful and powerful pieces of machinery. [​IMG] :D
     
  8. fitz

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    Man,that's pretty! Especially with those roller bearing main and side rods. Looks like right out of the Roanoke builders shop. :D
     
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    bnsf,
    that is some loco you got their! Beautifull. To bad that EM-1 #7600 isn't in color thats MY loco guys!!! HE! :D But as that picture is and the year of it is exactly how I modeled mine to be with graphite on the smoke box and boiler front. Decorated for passenger service.....some job that HUGH fellow had in his last days! :D to bad he isn't still around! I'd love to have the chance to see it up close and personal but they never saved him! :mad: :mad: :mad:
     
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  11. bnsf4354

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    EM1: Those photos are for you. STill looking for a color photo of the passenger version. I found a color one pulling freight---are you interested? Well let's just post it anyway. [​IMG]

    Plus a cool Class A photo
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    OK enough for now---others have great stuff to post---by the way I just love that BIG BOY photo that started the link.

    EM1: Here is a link that looks like it might have color photos of EM1s--check it out. http://texnrails.com/catalog/bnoprg/Steam/2-8-8-4/index.html

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  12. bnsf4354

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    Am I the only one who is posting pics now? I know you all have some great stuff because I have seen it before.

    Anyway, take a look at these pics---maybe this is where Rivarossi got the idea of an all-black Big Boy. Compare to the other photos and see what you think.
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  13. fitz

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    bnsf4354, we are all just enjoying your posts! OK, I'll repost one of an Allegheny, 1605, but it isn't of the same quality as yours. I may have to rescan some. :D The big boy running over the UP mainline, that's what they looked like--black (read dirty) from coal smoke, cinders, etc. Rarely did they look like the third shot unless just washed or repainted. [​IMG]
     
  14. fitz

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    And Allegheny 1604 at the B&O museum. This file may be too big. It will load slowly. Have you noticed the Allegheny tenders have 6 wheel leading trucks and 8 wheel trailing trucks? Not that you can tell from this one. :rolleyes: [​IMG]
     
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    Now that's what I call up close and personal!! Great photo. Actually I just noticed the tender trucks today at the hobby shop! Keep them coming, I just love these pictures. :D
     
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    Here are two more pics. The first is rumored to be the longest engine in the world. Count 7 drivers!!!! From Russia. I know it isn't articulated, but it should have been. Hope there weren't any curves.
    The second is a favorite of mine the PRR 4444. It too should have been articulated. [​IMG] [​IMG] :rolleyes:
     
  17. Alan

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    All those pictures are awesome! They look especially huge to us Brits.! :eek: :D
     
  18. fitz

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    bnsf, you certainly have a knack for digging up great photos. The one of the "A" that says "location censored"---do you know why? It looks like artwork added to the photo of the train. Wartime stuff? I have never seen a 4-14-4 before--some really interesting valve gear and linkage which is hard to make out. Suppose it is "Bakerski" or "Walschaertski" eh? Then you had to spoil it for this New York Central nut and put that P......,P........., I can't even say it, locomotive on there. :( ;)
     
  19. bnsf4354

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    Well I actually don't particularly like the PRR, but I will have to admit that they had some of the most amazing locomotives ever seen. They also seem to be one of the companies that kept innovating with steam. Doesn't seem like most were great successes, but at least they tried! I just think those T1s looked really cool! To make you feel better I still don't think it looked as good as the streamlined 4-6-4 designed by Dreyfus.

    As far as the Class A photo is concerned some photos from that time looked kinda artworky. I remember studying it in H.S. but that was a long time ago. The photo is a wartime shot and I am sure that some adjustment was made as to not give away the location.

    Found a bunch of Russian and Chinese steam stuff last night that I might post later, but I think people are mostly wanting articulateds or 2-10-? on this post. :cool:

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    Hey all the pages of the 2-8-8-2 thread I started on the HO folder are now working---can we link them with this current thread so they will be all together?
     

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