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 Posted: Fri Nov 1st, 2019 10:44 am
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Does any one know what the drive connection,

between the engine and the chain drive was?

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 Posted: Fri Nov 1st, 2019 01:49 pm
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Gerold,

Nice v8 powered steamer!
It is amazing what was built out of necessity (insanity?).
We all do it too, just in scale instead of 1:1.
Have fun!

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2foot6 wrote:
Does any one know what the drive connection,
between the engine and the chain drive was?


My guess, a plain truck/car axle bolted underneath the boiler,
maybe from the same car that donated the V8.

They may have used everything from this vehicle,
engine, radiator, transmission, axle.  

Two sprockets bolted to the brake drums,
and they were in business.




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Don Gage wrote:  
Images of a similar beast belonging to the Ludlow & Southern can be located on the web. 
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Since only one photo exists of this monster,
I add libbed, using my Modeler's License, to fill in the blanks.


Update....

Just studied the book "Tonopah & Tidewater" by Phil Serpico (an excellent book BTW)
and found some info concerning this contraption in the Appendix.

The loco started its life as a 'Saranac & Lake Placid' Ten Wheeler,
looking like the Mantua model, that was the base for the HO model.

The engine went to the NYC, then to the 'L&S' as their #2

Around 1930, after regular service had ended,
the remains of #2 were equipped with a engine of an Holt tractor. 

However, it seems the project was never finished.

The book has a 3/4 front view of the loco,
apparently taken at the same time as the side view shown earlier.

The book also has two pics of #2 prior to conversion, in regular service. 

I feel it's not ok to post it here, but may send a scan to anybody interested.




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Thank you for the additional information Gerold,

Great stuff,

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Re. the Woodard Co. loco:


Interesting that they, in order to equalize thrust on the middle axle's bearings,

attached sprockets on both sides of it, to make all three axles driven.




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http://rustfans.tripod.com/1420.jpg

https://alchetron.com/cdn/australia-cuba-1ff46db1-042a-4b7f-aed5-2e1f727560e-resize-750.jpeg

Apparently the same contraption twice in its life.

Info says, it was seen in Australia, Cuba.




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On railpics, a left side view of the W-W conversion.

This definitely shows that all three axles were powered.

https://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=313615&nseq=5


BTW....  My apology for pirating the thread that initially started to feature models.

I feel it makes sense to continue here, instead of starting a new one. 

Have some more weird conversions in my files.




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Gerold,

I think the more unique, the merrier.

The photos are all related,
since they are all internal combustion converted locomotives.

Please add content as you see fit.

I like it!

Don


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Ok, here is a converted Climax, that allegedly still ran in 1977

http://www.gearedsteam.com/climax/cabin_creek_lbr/main.htm





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