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UGLIEST steam loco ever ?
Joined: Sun Feb 17th, 2013
Location: Friedberg, Germany
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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Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Second one is either intended to go up and down vertical walls OR an early prototype for the Apollo capsule.
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Joined: Mon Mar 26th, 2012
Location: Fenton, Michigan USA
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.
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.
Unanderra in oz
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