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 Posted: Mon Oct 2nd, 2017 06:43 pm
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Dan-

I forgot that you wanted pictures. Took a while to find my crayons---


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" most of the brown bottles were empty by then - and it was after one in the morning "



Hi Herbie :wave:



I can see the need for a prominent layout room clock ! :time:


Dusting off my ol' Speed Graphic as we speak. ;)


Tight rads. ... Trolley heaven ! ... YEAH back those darn boxes around as well !! :P



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Love the camelback, Herb.

Those 12" curves are awesome. :)



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Beautiful camelback model!!!

Does anyone know what the compelling reason was for some railroads to use camelbacks?  Just seams to be an unusual design. 



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The anthracite(?) coal used caused a large firebox (more coal was needed) which caused the cab to be even wider or moved further along the boiler. If I was assigned to a camelback loco, I would surely want to be shoveling coal rather than sitting above the rods which sometimes broke and "cleaned house".
I think this is the right answer, isn't it Herbert?
Woodie



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Correct, Woodie.

Anthracite coal requires a much larger grate--Hence wider boiler.
While breakage of rods didn't occur all that often, I wouldn't want to be "up close and personal" either. The FRA (I think it was)--decreed that no new locos of that design be built after 1935, principally because of the large separation of fireman and engineer. One could drop dead without the other knowing. Since some of the Eastern railroads had anthracite mines for customers- or were outright owners of coal companies, it made sense to burn the stuff. It did  burn much cleaner.

Said Phoebie Snow,
about to go
  upon a trip to Buffalo,
My dress stays white,
from morn  to night,
while on the route of anthracite

And Thanks guys, for the kudos!

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Hi Herbie :old dude:



Is that Bod Dylan ? ;)

Or is this poetic posting one of H.K.s many talents ? ???



I just totally LOVE that AWESOME loco ! :)

I dunno ? ... Have I seen a narrow gauge camelback ?

Possibly, possibly not ... But my imagination WANTS ONE ! :cool:



Might have seen an On30 BASHed Mogul version once, I'm thinkin' ? L:



:moose::moose::moose::moose::moose:tastic !



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Don't know that there ever was one Si, But Wolfie could be a pioneer-----

'Erb

And Phobie was part of a Lackawana ( Help Woodie, was it D&LW ?)  advertising pamphlet
There was 3 or 4 more verses. Before Dylan's time. Heck, even before my time.



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Yep, the D&LW. Long before Robert Zimmerman (Bob D), Phobie Snow was the "mascot"for the road's advertising. She was a classy gal for sure.

Woodie



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