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Postby krokodil » Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:06 am

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Re: Big scale models (1:32)

Postby ConducTTor » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:43 am

Around 3:35 a fire is put under a locomotive. What is that????
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Re: Big scale models (1:32)

Postby AstroGoat760 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:17 am

ConducTTor wrote:Around 3:35 a fire is put under a locomotive. What is that????


That is quite literally lighting the boiler fire. That locomotive is a live steamer.
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Re: Big scale models (1:32)

Postby krokodil » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:52 am

Correct! All locomotives on the inner track are fired (using real fire and steam for motion). :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: Big scale models (1:32)

Postby ConducTTor » Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:58 pm

Wow too cool.


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Re: Big scale models (1:32)

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:53 am

ConducTTor wrote:Wow too cool.


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If you think that is something, there are HO scale live steamer locomotives.
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Re: Big scale models (1:32)

Postby krokodil » Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:47 am

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ConducTTor wrote:Wow too cool.


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If you think that is something, there are HO scale live steamer locomotives.



They just do not look like a locomotive..... the smaller scale is already very critical for the steam power (it works but this is not the goal). These big steamers are the copies of their originals (at least from the outside and the driving system - for eg. 3 cylinder engine has also in the model 3 cylinder etc.)
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Re: Big scale models (1:32)

Postby LVG1 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:24 am

ConducTTor wrote:Wow too cool.


So why don't you start to build a TT scale live steamer? :wink:
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Re: Big scale models (1:32)

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:06 am

krokodil wrote:
AngrySailor302 wrote:
ConducTTor wrote:Wow too cool.


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If you think that is something, there are HO scale live steamer locomotives.



They just do not look like a locomotive..... the smaller scale is already very critical for the steam power (it works but this is not the goal). These big steamers are the copies of their originals (at least from the outside and the driving system - for eg. 3 cylinder engine has also in the model 3 cylinder etc.)


Not necessarily true. There was a small HO scale live steamer that I saw on display at a train show in PA (I think it was near Allentown) about 7-8 years ago that looked very close to it's prototype, aside from tubes running from the tender to the engine, and connecting boxcars to the tender, as supply of water, fuel and a priming system for the fuel and water. It just wasn't able to haul more than 2 or 3 other cars besides the tenders.

The smaller the size, the less weight that you can use for traction, as well as limitations on boiler heating and control. There are people out there that have the skills and ability to make such small steam locomotives.
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Re: Big scale models (1:32)

Postby ConducTTor » Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:44 pm

LVG1 wrote:
ConducTTor wrote:Wow too cool.


So why don't you start to build a TT scale live steamer? :wink:


Because I don't want to do this :wall: for the next several years :lol:
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