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

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

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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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Here are some of the prototype ideas that I am entertaining right now:
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That is an ambitious project, I wish you every success.

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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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