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 Posted: Mon May 8th, 2017 08:09 am
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They may be mug ugly...

...but I like 'em ! ;)


Anymore for the fugly hall of fame ?


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Here are a few more ugly ones.

http://www.aqpl43.dsl.pipex.com/MUSEUM/LOCOLOCO/swissHP/eb35.jpg

http://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/fileSendAction/fcType/0/fcOid/41130793050786466/filePointer/41130794680069355/fodoid/41130794680069349/imageType/MEDIUM/inlineImage/true/cloudmwcr5.JPG

http://www.douglas-self.com/MUSEUM/LOCOLOCO/chimney/97saper.jpg



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The second one is treated unfairly - what looks do you expect when a Mt. Washington rack loco is put on level track?



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Second one is either intended to go up and down vertical walls OR an early prototype for the Apollo capsule.
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 Posted: Tue May 9th, 2017 06:49 pm
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Intended purpose is beside the point.
I'm sure all three I posted have a special purpose.

None the less, they are, in my opinion, ugly.

That's not necessarily a bad thing.
Ugly has character.




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Hi all

Try some of the Britton Brothers contraptions at

http://www.geocities.ws/loggingloco1/BVT/bvlocomotive1.html#loco_brittons

especially the "Marshall". 

Mind you the original Buffalo-Pitts was never going to win any beauty pageants either. 



Also have a look at Diesel #1.

This has been modelled in O scale by Aussie modeller Professor Klyzlr,
with an operating driveshaft back to the leading log bogie.

Given its Climax origins, perhaps it also gets a run here.




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I'm not totally convinced she's one of the ugliest ever ! ... I kinda like her !!  :old dude:





But 'hot-rodded' for a pole-road & those 'Carlos Vandango'  ;)  super-wide-wheels ! ...

... she aint the prettiest either !  :P


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Is that some kind of 'sanding pipe' ...  ???

... directed over the pole-road wheels of the rear truck ?  L:


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It's rather the loco pulsometer's suction pipe.






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Not sure about the term "pulsometer",
but many logging lokies carried a suction hose to get water from the nearest "crick".

Lineside water tanks were a luxury - might have one at the main shop but not out on the road.

Even today, the Cass Scenic still uses an old tank car body dug into the hillside below the track for water.
A spring feeds the tank and the Bald Knob trains always stop and suck up on the way to the top.


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