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 Posted: Mon Jul 4th, 2016 03:57 am
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http://theleugueofsillyenginesa.tumblr.com/image/146877191630

Does anybody know anything about it?

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 Posted: Mon Jul 4th, 2016 04:25 am
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Hi Jose,
Looks like a recently restored WW1-vintage Baldwin 2'gauge gas-mechanical in War Department grey - probably based somewhere in the UK or France towing what could be a Decauville or Hudson flatcar done up in as a USA military railroad flatcar.

There have been a couple of WW1 "feature weekends" recently in the UK and France to commemorate the use of standard and narrow gauge railways in WW1 for moving troops and supplies.

BTW - that's nice staff car on the back - all in needs is a general, a driver and the obligatory ADC (aide-de-camp- aka Step-&-Fetch-it) :bg:



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Thanks!. Looks like after designing the body there were some 'excess components' that were just piled upfront.
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Hi Jose,
The stuff out front is the mechanical gearbox.A lot of the early designs (probably prior to about 1930) had the gearbox in front of the radiator. I'm not sure why?

If you look closely the gearbox drives a jackshaft with a flycrank, that then dives the rear axle, then forward inside of this with a rod to the front axle.

My beet on the location is probably UK because it is fitted with vacuum brakes (the front pipe is a giveaway of vacuum brakes)



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All ( well almost ) about this type and its use in the UK can be found here



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Wow!. Didn't know that the Festiniog has it's own wiki. Thanks guys.
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Here is a pic of my unfinished HOn30 (009).

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It looks like a leading wheel was added to the original design. Maybe for stability?



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Helmut's link tells the whole story. Yes, they kitbashed it. And Stephen's model looks great!.
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There's some pretty cool, some pretty interesting, and some pretty strange, stuff there, http://theleugueofsillyenginesa.tumblr.com/archive
Good find!



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