MILW What if the Milwaukee Road still existed?

ladybngnfan Nov 3, 2015

  1. Kurt Moose

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    I think it was a rare loco, the Long Island and the NYC had them. The A-1-A truck was cause of weight from the steam boiler in the rear.

    Odd looking loco, I had some UP ones in N-scale back in the day, and yeah, horrible runners!:mad:

    True to life, I guess....:ROFLMAO::LOL::D:p
     
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  2. Des Moines Rocket

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    Kurt is correct, regarding the A1A truck on the rear. The New Haven also owned some.

    Personally, I think it's a good looking locomotive (the prototype, that is). Sadly, the only models of it available in N Scale were made by Atlas/Rivarossi, and as others have mentioned, they are poor runners. As a teen, I was tricked into buying one at a swap meet. Lesson learned!

    What I HAVE done is buy a couple, cheap, online recently. My plan is to recreate the F-M Demonstrator paint scheme for these, and remotor the chassis if possible. That way, I can have them pull whatever train I choose, on the layout. That's why I like the demonstrator paint schemes. Example: Even if the Rock Island never had F-M Trainmasters, I can say "they are testing them here". My railroad, my rules (as should be the same rule #1 for all fellow model railroaders).
     
  3. Des Moines Rocket

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    I forgot to mention...and you guys probably already know this...but the official designation for the B-A1A version of the Fairbanks Morse C-Liner was CPA24-5. Consolidation line, passenger unit, A unit, 2400 HP, 5 axles.

    I have a t-shirt with one on it, in the demonstrator scheme. Occasionally people will comment on it at train shows. "Hey, that locomotive has 2 axles up front, and 3 in the back. What gives?" :LOL:
     
  4. acptulsa

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    You like that color? :confused:

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    True. But the CLC built some five axle C-Liners under license that had 1600 horses, and half of them lacked cabs. CPA16-5 and CPB16-5

    http://www.railpictures.ca/wp-conte...ill-Thomson-IMG-930es-despec-ctrst-shrpr1.jpg
     
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  5. Des Moines Rocket

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    I DO like that color, acptulsa! (y) Almost reminiscent of the NP Loewy scheme...almost. It seems that F-M went with a lot of color variations on their demonstrators over the years.

    As for the CPA16-5 and CPB16-5 versions, thank you for the information! I always learn something in these forums.
     
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  6. Kurt Moose

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    Wow, that's actual nice! (y)
     
  7. Doug Gosha

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    Butter Knife on a C-Liner!

    :D

    Doug
     
  8. PGE-N°2

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    That's almost the same paint scheme Baldwin used for their DT6-6-2000 demonstrator.
     
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  9. BoxcabE50

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    Hmmm. Interesting observation!
     
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  10. Kurt Moose

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    Hmmm...if only the NP woulda' been interested in these...:rolleyes:

     
  11. dualgauge

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    FM also built some 2000 hp CPA-20-5.
     
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  13. BoxcabE50

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    The large cabinets where our military computer main frames were housed, some fifty years ago, were painted the same color. We used to call it "Institutional Green". I even had the pleasure of applying a few coats to those and other things around the base. Also, it was used in many a civilian application. Such as the grade school I attended, where the restrooms and lunch room were that shade of bleh. I have also seen that color inside many, many depots.
     
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  14. mmi16

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    Have heard the color referred to as 'Baby Puke Green'.
     
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