Interesting Find

Interesting Find

Postby Bernd » Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:26 pm

I was browsing through one of my Model Railroaders from 1967, December to be exact and found these two interesting bits.



Anybody up to scratchbuilding the steam turbine? How about the nice business car?

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Re: Interesting Find

Postby Richard-B » Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:38 pm

Since I prefer to stick to actual US prototypes:
1) Turbine?
I would think one of the PRR aficionados could put a power chassis under the Lionel Century Club S-2...
The lack of valve gear on the turbine would make this quite do-able.
PRR-671 S-2_6-8-6_Turbine_.jpg
Lionel S-2
2) Cab Forward
I don't think I have enough lifetime track in front of me to be able to do a Southern Pacific AC-class (Articulated Consolidation) 4-8-8-2 cab-forward from scratch.
SP-4294 AC-12_4-8-8-2_CSRM_rlkitterman.jpg
SP-4294 AC-12
3) Business Car
YES! For passenger train-phobic types like myself... a business car is perfect. It can run light with just one engine (Corporate Officer's Special)... or at the end of a freight (Shipper's Special)
SP-150 _[Sunset]_BusinessCar_OaklandCA-may1991_GSpan_fx.jpg
SP-150 Business Car 'Sunset'
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