1. Akirasho

    Akirasho TrainBoard Member

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    Years ago, when the internet was young, I recall being fascinated by certain Brazilian locomotives...

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    Next month's modeling project is calling.
     
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  2. SLSF Freak

    SLSF Freak Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    That's really cool. I knew about the "D" trucked SD45s but I hadn't seen the BB+BB (?) configuration. Those are narrow(er) gauge as well, aren't they?

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  3. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Wow, model one of those!!

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  4. Akirasho

    Akirasho TrainBoard Member

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    I believe you are correct though I don't know WHICH narrow... ? It seems justified for their operational envelope.

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  5. ddechamp71

    ddechamp71 TrainBoard Member

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    Yes they are. Metric gauge.

    The most renowned of these american brazilian units are the famous GE BB44-9W, narrow gauge sample of the ubiquitous C44-9W... :)

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  6. ddechamp71

    ddechamp71 TrainBoard Member

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    As far as I know maximum output for metric gauge tractions motors is ~500 hp. Thus every metric gauge locomotive more than 3000 hp must have more than 6 axles, thus this BB+BB arrangement...

    Dom
     
  7. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Hmmmmm, some of those log bunk cars look like American protoype cars, including Milwaukee Road homebuilt style cars.

    Hmmmmm.......:rolleyes:
     
  8. bremner

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    What are they using for a frame on that tunnel motor?
     

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