Building an Articulated (x-8-8-x) Locomotive

Building an Articulated (x-8-8-x) Locomotive

Postby AstroGoat760 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:49 pm

I have found the box of parts that I was building up recently for an articulated locomotive or two, most likely an 0-8-8-0 , and possibly a Camelback as well. I am planning on using a pair of BTTB/early Tillig Class 81/92 chassis for each locomotive.

There are two methods that I am looking into right now: a fixed rear engine with a flexible front engine or a pair of pivoting engines to allow for tighter radii. I know that the former is more prototypical, but the latter is a little more practical.

Any advice?

I know that I have a lot of projects going on at once, but that is the way I like it, with multitasking and all.
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Re: Building an Articulated (x-8-8-x) Locomotive

Postby krokodil » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:34 am

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It will be a nice and not very easy project. I have two such models 0-3-3-0. both have a pivoting rear frame. Both are running very nice and also look visually better on tracks as the locomotive with a long boiler folllows better the curve on the tracks. The second frame needs a very little pivoting, you do not need a kingpin or similar solution, just the upper structure should have a little play on the frame.
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Re: Building an Articulated (x-8-8-x) Locomotive

Postby AstroGoat760 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:12 pm

Here are some of the prototype ideas that I am entertaining right now:
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Re: Building an Articulated (x-8-8-x) Locomotive

Postby RodTT » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:35 pm

That is an ambitious project, I wish you every success.
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Re: Building an Articulated (x-8-8-x) Locomotive

Postby krokodil » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:41 pm

Those locos have bigger wheels as the BR92/81. Much better would be the wheels from BR56/86 or from electric locomotives or from the new BR95.
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Re: Building an Articulated (x-8-8-x) Locomotive

Postby AstroGoat760 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:06 pm

krokodil wrote:Those locos have bigger wheels as the BR92/81. Much better would be the wheels from BR56/86 or from electric locomotives or from the new BR95.

The Erie 0-8-8-0 Camelback has fairly close wheels in relation to the BR 81/92 chassis, or at least close enough.

I know that the Class 56 would be closer for other projects, but I have a half dozen BR 81/92 chassis sets on hand, so I will have to go with what I have on hand.
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