Herb Kephart wrote: They are what the US should have built, instead of articulateds IMHO.Man, one of those with a boiler built to full 'west of the Mississippi' loading gauge would be a brute. It could pull your entire town three blocks over.
Of all the things Pennsy tried they never tried a Garratt.
How about N&W and C&O Garratts in the Appalachian coal fields.
What if - an NYC large driver streamlined passenger Garrat.
____________________ See y'all later, Forrest. Screw the rivets, I'm building for atmosphere
ALCO who had the NA rights to the Kitson-Meyer sent a proposal to the South Pacific for a oil fired
4-8-2 + 2-8-4 T&T.
Baldwin had the rights to NA for Beyer-Garratt, no proposal's that I have come across.
I have a LMS 2-6-0 + 0-6-2T, (E Hatton/Heljen), operating under lease to the CPR for testing (that's my story and I am sticking to it ) Down side no layout at present, so a bit at a time I have been weathering and test running it.
I have a LMS 2-6-0 + 0-6-2T, (E Hatton/Heljen), operating under lease to the CPR for testing (that's my story and I am sticking to it ) Down side no layout at present, so a bit at a time I have been weathering and test running it. I also have one of the LMS, Hattons 2-6-0 + 0-6-2 Garratts along with 7 LMS Passenger Cars. My story is that some Texas Oil man bought the Garratt and Passenger Cars for "Rail-Fan" trips.
This picture shows my engine running on the San Antonio Model Railroad Association layout, San Antonio, TX. My Garratt has had DCC with sound added to it.
The Garrett looks good on the passenger train. I missed getting a set of LMS passenger cars last year, so the Garrett will be hauling a string of CPR related express/passenger cars when not in freight service.
You can but try E Hatton, as I understand all 12 versions are sold out. They are taking reserve orders for ones that may come to them for resale. Otherwise E Bay.