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 Posted: Sun Feb 26th, 2017 09:40 pm
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A freelance could-have-been, inspired by this.



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Ahh, freelancers inspired by, that is a concept I get :)



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Hi Helmut :wave:


OUTSTANDING RESEARCH !


I had heard rumours from some of the rivet-counters I hang out with, that the 'Behala EL4' locomotive was based on the Tri-ang Railways R254 Steeple-Cab.

Personally I was never convinced.

I think you've hit the rivet on the head with the 'LAG' though Helmut !

It does look like it was 'LAG' in fact that used the R254 Steeple-Cab design !!

There's no doubt in this nay-sayers mind anyhow.


For this outstanding research Helmut, I would like to give you the very first Freerails '5 Einsteins Award' for original & unique research, leading to a better understanding of the railroading world around us.


:brill: :brill: :brill: :brill: :brill:




Photo courtesy of Jurgen Heegmann.




Photo courtesy of 13th Street Yard.


'LAG' obviously left off the side-rods, probably too expensive or something.

But other than that I feel the 'LAG' is a fairly good likeness of the Tri-ang Railways R254.

Those rivet-counters who think the 'Behala EL4' was the clone of the Tri-ang are clearly out to lunch !


Well done Helmut !

I hope the '5 Einsteins Award' looks nice with all the others back home. ;)


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P.S. Is there any truth in the idea that space-time is curved around the armature of a Tri-ang open-frame motor ?

My HO guys in the hi-vis have looked, but can't see anything conclusive at present.


:f:

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Hi Forrest :wave:


SOOOPER NICE steeple-cab ! :bg:

I'm lookin' at the shelf-bracket & thinkin' ... is that 1/2" or 'G' scale ?

I know you are tinkering in HO and are a On30er, but that steeple is BIG ! ? right ?


Nice colour, I know the pix. from my own collection !


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No 'Einstein Award' ;) ... But for practical-power ... She looks like a goer ! ;)



Photo courtesy of Ben Brooksbank.


I have pix. of your proto-photos in my collection as well.

The Brit. steeple-cab above ^^ is one of my favs. :bg:

The L.N.E.R is equipped for 3rd-rail as well, and was used for hauling heavy ore-cars I believe, over up to 1in27 grades, two were made, way back when, retired in '64 I think.


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Back to Tri-ang Railways (TM)  s  o  o  n  .  .  .

Hard not to be diverted when there's a NICE steeple-cab about though ! :bg:




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Si. wrote: SOOOPER NICE steeple-cab ! :bg:

I'm lookin' at the shelf-bracket & thinkin' ... is that 1/2" or 'G' scale ?

I know you are tinkering in HO and are a On30er, but that steeple is BIG ! ? right ?
Hey there, thanks!
And add dabbling in Gn15 to the list :cool:

Basic locomotive is some ambiguous flavor of G scale made by Hartland Locomotive Works of Indiana and marketed as "Sparky". There is also a red one with trolley pole.
Pantograph loco is available labeled for the North Shore and trolley pole for Pacific Electric.

Chassis, Cab, roof, and motor block come from their model of Mack Truck's shop built 30-something ton switcher.
A page worth looking at:
https://www.bigmacktrucks.com/topic/33657-mack-rail-%E2%80%93-the-locomotives/

I'm generally measuring details to 1/24 scale, 1/2 inch scale.
At the moment I'm putting more effort in to HO for our club and the G for me.
HLW's Mack/Sparky locomotives are quite affordable being under $100 and sometimes substantially less so a few more have been acquired.
Some getting heavily kitbashed bodies.

Colors will be, eventually, taken from my 1980s and 1990's freelance HO traction line.
Passenger train colors were inspired by the Milwaukee and freight colors by, well, I don't know for sure, maybe the Illinois Terminal's light green?
Green as used by me is a mix of GN glacier green and NYC jade, from the discontinued and much missed PollyScale water soluble line.
Trolley and interurban colors were inspired by Pacific Electric, the red and silver of I think the North Shore, or another line in the region.

Some other G projects in various stages of very slow progress; orange cab one with Italeri 1/24 trucker figure is going to be internal combustion.
That's not a control lever inside boxcab, it is one of the couplers to be used. I figured keeping them inside it was the most likely way to not lose them.

IMG_5163 by Forrest Wood, on Flickr

IMG_4321_30 by Forrest Wood, on Flickr

Someday, eventually, maybe, this On30 box motor will get done.
And almost 10 other electrics of various configurations and axle counts.



And this Gn15 creation will eventually be an electric, with another steeple cab battery loco as a companion, that one with wooden body.



I enjoy tinkering with enough different things that between that and working on club's modular HO layout I'll probably never have a real layout at home, in any scale, just some track on a door.
And I think I'm coming to where that's okay.



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 Posted: Fri Mar 3rd, 2017 07:44 am
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Si. wrote:

The Brit. steeple-cab above ^^ is one of my favs. :bg:

The L.N.E.R is equipped for 3rd-rail as well, and was used for hauling heavy ore-cars I believe, over up to 1in27 grades, two were made, way back when, retired in '64 I think.

Hard not to be diverted when there's a NICE steeple-cab about though ! :bg: 
Looking at hatches on sides I'd wager it had battery power too.
EDIT: went playing in Google and found, nope, probably not.
http://www.lner.info/locos/Electric/es1.php

Round vents are an interesting style, look like something liberated from someone's furnace.

1 in 27, that's a serious grade! 3.7% is getting steep for standard adhesion traction.
But hey, a steeple for your steep hill does make sense.

Yes, steeplecabs are a favorite electric locomotive type. Box motors are right behind them. Then come internal combustion industrial critters.

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Howdy Forrest, it doesn't matter if you don't have space for a layout, just building cool stuff like you have shown is great. Keep it up and don't forget to write! (I know you won't)

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" I'll probably never have a real layout at home, in any scale, just some track on a door."


Hi Forrest :wave:


Well ... When I see things like Francks large-scale 7/8ths exhibition layout, here on Freerails, I gotta say maybe sometimes 'a door' is all one needs !


Personally I think a 'real layout' can be anything you want it to be.


I typically don't quite know as yet, what I am actually looking to do for '13th Street Yard'.


But for sure, John Allens 1/2 a door, is a lot of ops. a bit of scenery if required & a perfect small space for running, testing & displaying trains.


OK forget the Broadway Limited ;) they never ran that one with a steeple-cab anyway ! :f:


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Tri-ang Railways,  1959,  Margate,  Kent.





Possibly the view that inspired the wonderful catalogue illustration on the previous page.


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The 'Transcontinental' 4-6-2 Pacific No.2335 was a MUST HAVE when the 1956 catalogue was published !



Later the Pacific was named 'Hiawatha' & came not only with very American Walschaerts valve gear...

...but with working headlamp & SMOKE ! :P

John (oztrainz) tells me, the even later version 'Hiawatha' even had SOUND ! :shocked:


:pimp:


Si.


The F-Unit type A & B diesels or the 4-6-4ST 'Baltic' based on a New Zealand prototype were pretty HOT tickets too ! :bg:




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