0-6-0 Saddle Tank Steam Engine

shortpainter Sep 11, 2020

  1. shortpainter

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    Now that 3D printing facilities are getting back on their feet I can move forward with some other projects. This 0-6-0 Steamer has been sitting on the back burner for a while. I've seen similar models in Z scale by other manufacturers but this one is very easy to set up and inexpensive. Here is a plastic print to test the fit before trying it out on brass. It still needs the head light box and a bell. I'm designing this as an entry level shell replacement. No photo etched parts for this one. Acquiring etched parts has become cumbersome these days so I'd rather keep things simple. There will be an optional plastic add-on part to fill the coal bin. The coal bin is empty so you can push the button to release the shell from the chassis.
     

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  2. rray

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  4. Kurt Moose

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    Make great little logging railroad lokies!

    *hint hint*;)
     
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  5. John Bartolotto

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    Beautiful!!! I love what you’re doing for Z scale!!

    John
     
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  7. mdvholland

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    Anyone familiar with the likes of this 0-6-0 steam loco?

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    It's a War Dept loc from 1943, remained in Holland after the war, was used for a couple of years by a coal mining company and was acquired by a regional museum railway in the province of Zeeland (https://www.destoomtrein.nl/?lang=en). It's beautifully restored and up and running. Here pictured at a enactment of a WWII scene.

    Are there any of these in the US still around? Or were they specifically designed and built for the overseas transportation of troops and material?

    Could be a nice Z scale loco based on a Marklin chassis..

    Matt
     
  8. CNE1899

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    Very nice! Like the amount of detail you worked in.
    Reminds me of the master my dad sculpted for Rogue Locomotive Works.
    The shell is cast metal.
    The SLA can provide as good or better resolution. Be nice in brass. index-1.jpg
     
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  10. Doug Gosha

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    The subject of thus thread is reminiscent of the Atlas/RoCo N scale Saddle Tanker in the 1970's.

    Doug
     
  11. CNE1899

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    I found this in the Model Railroader book I have. It might be a good start proportion wise.
    I know this is a Baldwin loco and not Alco, but the driver layout looks similar,
    as do the boiler and smoke box dimensions. Dome placements are similar as well. Cylinders differ though.
    USRA_0-6-0SM.jpg
     
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  12. rray

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    That looks good enough. Just having an 0-6-0 switcher shell with a slope back tender, will fill the void. The Germans get theirs because Marklin made them for the past 50 years, but this is the US classic steam switcher style. This and the 0-8-0 switchers were the most common, and many roadnames could be slapped on them.
     
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  13. Mr. Trainiac

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    I think they were built in the US and then shipped overseas. The buffers and chain coupling system would make them useless in the US, although there is at least one stateside. Wikipedia says it is privately owned in Baraboo Wisconsin. During the war they were shipped to Britain; some also went to the Continent when the Allies had control after D-Day.
     
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  14. ubiminor

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    page 11 of this PDF has also a blueprint of a New Haven T2b 0-6-0 switcher
     
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  15. CNE1899

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    ubiminor, nice! I took a screen a screen shot to put here. I also came across another drawing.

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  16. Chris333

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    Builders photo to match your saddle tanker.
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  17. Kurt Moose

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    Great, now you guy's got me hunting for a Marklin 0-6-0!:rolleyes:

    Still need a 2-6-0 for the cast steamer I bought from @CNE1899 ;)
     
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  18. bostonjim

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    Thanks for the post. That looks like a great NHRR website. I have been converting several Marklin starter set 4-6-2's and 2-8-2's locos into NHRR. It would be great to have an 0-6-0 to round out my aging fleet. Jim
     
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  19. Curn

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    The problem with the Marklin 0-6-0 chassis is the motor is too far forward to make a USRA 0-6-0. For a tender 0-6-0, a prototype with the cab over the rear driver would be a better fit. And this NP prototype will also make Rob happy. NP #924.
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