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 Posted: Sat Nov 26th, 2016 01:22 am
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Here:
https://65.media.tumblr.com/5b1f09d165e662a4caf660d342ce33a5/tumblr_oh7k1uCP8B1ttxfeno1_1280.jpg

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You don't like 'Streamlining'?

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I think that whoever designed the streamlining didn't understand aerodynamics.

As for the ugliness?  I think that loco can be topped.  Sure, the streamliner looks like a chop job, but what about this:

http://www.douglas-self.com/MUSEUM/LOCOLOCO/belgian/belg1s2.jpg

A 2-2-2 steam locomotive from Belgium. Looks like a tank locomotive with the tanks stripped off, and coal bunkers on the pilot deck, plus a cab with an enclosed back and an open front.

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How about this one with its slanted boiler ?

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In the UK this one usually wins:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SR_Q1_class

At least one preserved though. Must confess to remember seeing them running as a kid.

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Helmut,

 Yeah,  NPC No. 21 was ugly as sin, but that thing WAS quite innovative.

Camelbacks are another ugly duckling, but that's just one man's opinion, there are those that like the look of a center-cab steam locomotive.

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jtrain wrote:
Camelbacks .... there are those that like the look of a center-cab steam locomotive.

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jtrain wrote:
I think that whoever designed the streamlining didn't understand aerodynamics.

As for the ugliness?  I think that loco can be topped.  Sure, the streamliner looks like a chop job, but what about this:

http://www.douglas-self.com/MUSEUM/LOCOLOCO/belgian/belg1s2.jpg

A 2-2-2 steam locomotive from Belgium. Looks like a tank locomotive with the tanks stripped off, and coal bunkers on the pilot deck, plus a cab with an enclosed back and an open front.

--James


This one is actually probably a very early cab-forward fitted with a marine type boiler like the Northern Pacific #21.

The Italians also were running cab-forwards in the early 1900's. Others got there well before Southern Pacific did with their AC's



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Looks as it has been designed by a group of people that wouldn't talk to each other...
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Yep, those Camelbacks...the fireman had to brave the elements while firing the boiler but he would be far less likely to get wasted when the main rod came un-done right under the engineer's seat! YIKES!!!

Woodie
BTW-I remember that there was an HOn3 kit for #21 some years back. Anybody know of any models in HO or O scale?



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