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23 hours ago, High_Admiral said:

2-8-8-8-4 actually

Uhhh ... yeah.  Untrained fingers. 

I bet it needs three tankers to keep it in water.

 

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It worked well, at a speed of 8-10 mph. Only problem was the third driver set lost traction as coal and water was consumed. 

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On 12/10/2018 at 9:25 PM, Mheetu said:

Erie Triplex here is a non lego one.

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one of those "good idea on paper, but in reality not so much" sort of deals, 3 sets of of drivers but only one boiler to supply enough steam, a very interesting engine to be sure in design

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19 hours ago, tcbaker777 said:

erie_triplex_meme_by_736berkshire_d9a29a

one of those "good idea on paper, but in reality not so much" sort of deals, 3 sets of of drivers but only one boiler to supply enough steam, a very interesting engine to be sure in design

Honestly, reboilering it during the Lima Super Power era would help it out a little since it did suffer from lack of steam production. The whole third driver set slipping problem would be solved with a tender and an oil conversion so that they could transfer fuel and water from the towed tender to the one over the drivers.

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Hmm.  Are the front two driver sets independently pivoted like on Big Boy?  One might argue that it is double-articulated.

 

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47 minutes ago, iDuckman said:

Hmm.  Are the front two driver sets independently pivoted like on Big Boy?  One might argue that it is double-articulated.

 

The two under  the boiler are articulated like the Big Boy in the Mallet configuration, with the third set being attached like a tender, but with steam lines as well

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7 hours ago, Battleship_ContediCavour said:

Holy......

Looks amazing! I’m at a loss of words. Could almost be a O Guage Model from Lionel or somewhere else! I assume you’re planning on putting BBB XLs and some of zephyr’s custom rods on it? Mabye a set of valve gear?

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3 hours ago, High_Admiral said:

Holy......

Looks amazing! I’m at a loss of words. Could almost be a O Guage Model from Lionel or somewhere else! I assume you’re planning on putting BBB XLs and some of zephyr’s custom rods on it? Mabye a set of valve gear?

Yes, if I built it, it would get larher wheels, valve gear, rods - the works.

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I don’t know why but i’ve Always been drawn to older Diesel engines like the F7’s with power cars, SD40s, and SW7s

really like all the models shown here

another one i like are the EMD DDA40X centennials operated by good ‘ol UP

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