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 Posted: Tue Jun 23rd, 2020 08:30 pm
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Alwin wrote:
And also this but it could be PhotoShopped.

A climax with double pistons?

Maybe someone over here could tell if this is fake or not.

http://sbiii.com/rrpix/twnvtwin.jpg


It's a fake, I think it's actually this loco.







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 Posted: Tue Jun 23rd, 2020 11:05 pm
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It's a fake,

the two cylinder covers have the same dents in them,

but would make an interesting model when you have nothing to do.

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Alwin wrote:  
Found this lately:

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/10/37/61/103761fdd7f0d3fc6d7ec6efcdc12de0.jpg

It looks like the drive and pilot wheel are flangeless,
and there are wheels at an angle to the rails at the front and end.

I don't know what the advantage of that would be.


Apparently the idea was to have a rigid axle arrangement,
with four wheels carrying the complete weight of the loco,
and four wheels for guiding only.

Maybe in those early days somebody thought it's an advantage (safety?),
to separate this two tasks.

Wonder if this contraption was able to use standard switches?




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 Posted: Wed Jun 24th, 2020 03:49 pm
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A famous ( now deceased ) designer by the name of L. Colani,
once made a design for the then Soviet Railways.
 
Now I know where he got the idea from.

The idea behind this may be the increased resistance against centrifugal forces and minimizing of wear,
because the angle between the flange's top and the rail's side is less than would be with a perpendicular wheel.

BTW, if you want some real odd engines, refer to the Catskill Archives.
The overwhelming majority of these freak designs was actually built.




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The only sensible application of double cylinder set,
would be in an arrangement as shown on the 'Austrian Duplex' and the 'Shaw' loco ( Catskill Archives ),
in order to avoid the rail-destructive 'hammer blow' common to rod engines at higher speed.

For that purpose, the cranks would have to be opposite to each other.
On a geared engine, this is absolute nonsense as the blow is virtually nil.

This photo harmonizes well with the Dockside set on a tank chassis.




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 Posted: Thu Jul 2nd, 2020 11:29 am
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" A famous ( now deceased ) designer by the name of L. Colani,
once made a design for the then Soviet Railways. "






Hi Helmut  :wave:


- o D d i T y - o F - t H e - Y e A r -  more like !  :pimp:


Looks more like something from  'Formula-1'  than a railway !

That ^^ is INCREDIBLE !  :shocked:  :old dude: :bow:



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On a different track ...


" This photo harmonizes well with the Dockside set on a tank chassis "


I don't get what you mean by this ^^ Helmut ?  ???


:cool:


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 Posted: Thu Jul 2nd, 2020 12:45 pm
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I think it was somewhere on this Thread or at least on Freerails,

where someone Posted a not-too-well PhotoShopped picture,

of a Dockside superstructure on a tank's caterpillar drive gear.




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All it needs is a cannon mounted on the front.




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Redneck railcar mover:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=523&v=JAxs4hquUWM&feature=emb_logo

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