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 Posted: Thu Jan 31st, 2013 03:05 am
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Yeah them Bachmann's, I like their look and the detail they offer, but I don't think their engine and motor housing is as strong as it could be. Not to say that Bachmann engines are poor runners, their spectrum line is excellent in many areas, they just weren't tooled for 10% grades or apparently long trains. I suppose that no one at Bachmann foresaw their 2-4-4-2's treading where cog trains go, and hauling long loads to boot! Oh Well, at least they look great.

You didn't happen to have posted that locomotive on the forum did you? I'd love to see photos, even if their a blast from, the past.

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 Posted: Thu Jan 31st, 2013 04:46 am
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After hours of work, frustration, and swearing, I have finally gotten my ancient dinosaur of a computer to hook up to my newer All-in-one printer... kind of. Anyways, the point of this is that I was able to scan my designs onto the computer and I have put them up on my blog: http://www.jjwtrains.blogspot.com

The first post that anyone sees is the one with the desgins on it.

As both Woodie and Herb have pointed out, the design does have a few flaws and a physics problem of the proposed model. For everyone else, I do eventually intend to make a new set of designs that will fix the inaccuracies and the boiler issue. However, I don't really think that the model will be all that different than what I have put together already. Aside from a larger boiler and a smaller cab to make it look more plausible. After all, this particular locomotive didn't exist on an American prototype, which means that there is no one can really be nit-picky. Thankfully, as I had hoped, this hasn't become the case. All comments thus far have been dealing with the model operating, not model compared to a fake prototype.

Thank you all for your input. I think I will go out to buy parts this weekend, and might have an improved design going by Monday. Like I said, I think I'll have a larger boiler than what is pictured so that it is a little more plausible.

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 Posted: Thu Jan 31st, 2013 01:20 pm
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James-here's a bit about the 2-4-4-2:

http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=4346&forum_id=17&highlight=2-4-4-2

Warts & all.

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 Posted: Thu Jan 31st, 2013 02:14 pm
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That is an interesting build. To tell you the truth I've never actually heard of an articulated locomotive with only two axles per assembly. I guess it must have been used on real tight curves.

And on page two I caught sight of your Garratt as seen on page one of this forum. Looks like you cleaned it up a bit.

Anyways, I'll have to read through that post more.

Tomorrow when I'm at the hardware store, I'll keep in mind the changes I've made mentally, and I'll start putting together the boiler and cab. I'll be using PVC and Lumber, and.... Well I'm getting a little ahead of myself. I'll post on here tomorrow about it. stay tuned, and keep 'em rolling!

--James:java:

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James, if I am remembering correctly, the first Garratt built was the 'K1', a 0-4-0+0-4-0.
Search online for 'Welsh Highlands Railway' or 'Ffestiniog'. Their Garratts are of the two foot gauge.

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jtrain wrote:  Anyways, the point of this is that I was able to scan my designs onto the computer and I have put them up on my blog: http://www.jjwtrains.blogspot.comOkay, will go look.


Ahh, Mark Found.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Created new playlist. Review summary: A complete guide to building a Garden Railroad as demonstrated with a single plan. Does display options and other routes one might take, but does not go into detail on those various routes. The series offers a look at many garden railroads and the people who build, design, and maintain them. Overall, a good series by Discovery. Special thanks goes out to Mark Found and modelrailroadtv on youtube.com for uploading the videos. https://www.youtube.com/user/jjw2795 Follow the link, then click playlist. It should be labeled The Garden Railway



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Sorry it took so long to reply, been away from the forum for a while.

Yes, Mark found is one of my online references that I base my understanding of the hobby off of. The series was very complete and a must see for anyone who is just starting out or is still learning. At the very least the series provides many interesting ideas and other's railways to look at.



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