Your Train Designs

Panthera Pardus Aug 20, 2008

  1. Panthera Pardus

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    This thread is where you post drawing of fictional locomotives that you designed!

    Rule:

    *Be as detailed as possible!

    Example: "D" Class 4-8-0

    Specifications:

    Type: Steam Locomotive, 2 cylinder Simple
    Configuration: 4-8-0
    Gauge: 4 ft 8.5 in (1,435 mm)
    Valve Gear: Bakers
    Driver Size: 80 inches
    Fuel Type: Coal
    Tender Capacity: 32,000 Pounds, 16 tons (14.5 tonnes)
    Boiler Pressure: 300 PSI (2,100 kPa)
    Cylinder Size: 26 inch stroke x 32 inch diameter

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  2. Triplex

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    Have your figured her tractive effort, or estimated horsepower?
     
  3. Panthera Pardus

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    Immpossible, as the locomotive doesn't exist, so I don't know the weight...you know...

    "MT" Class 4-6-0

    "MT" is an acronym for "Mixed, Ten Wheeler."

    SPECIFICATIONS

    Type: Steam Locomotive, 2 cylinder simple expansion.
    Configuration: 4-6-0
    Gauge: 4 ft 8.5; in (1,435 mm)
    Valve Gear: Bakers
    Driver Size: 64 inches
    Fuel Type: Coal
    Tender Capacity: 8,000 Pounds, 4 tons
    Boiler Pressure: 228 PSI (16 kg/cm2)
    Cylinder Size (2): 24 inch stroke x 28 inch diameter

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  4. Panthera Pardus

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    All my designs have Baker Valve gear on ouside cylinders, the driver sits on the left of the cab, and Belpaire fireboxes.
     
  5. Panthera Pardus

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    HF Class 2-10-2

    "HF" means "Heavy Freight."

    SPECIFICATIONS

    Type: Steam Locomotive, 3 cylinder simple expansion.
    Configuration: 2-10-2
    Gauge: 4 ft 8.5; in (1,435 mm)
    Valve Gear (Outside Cylinders): Bakers
    Valve Gear (Inside Cylinder): Gresley Conjugated
    Driver Size: 57 inches
    Fuel Type: Coal
    Tender Capacity: 20,000 Pounds, 10 tons
    Boiler Pressure: 250 PSI (1723.6 kPa)
    Cylinder Size (3): 30 inch stroke x 36 inch diameter


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  6. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    Sounds like you sure know your way around a steam engine.

    Cool stuff. :)
     
  7. Panthera Pardus

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    Which is you favorite?
     
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  9. Grey One

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    Pair of Baldwin Sharks Back to Back

    Baldwin Shark Nose with BB - BB trucks - In theory would give you more tractive effort than two of the locos:
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  10. Grey One

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    What If:

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  11. Kurt Moose

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    I've always wanted to see an "orange and green" Great Northern "SD-30"!:rolleyes:That would be a sweet kit-bash!!:cool:
     
  12. Panthera Pardus

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    We've all got our own ideas, but remember...without actually building one, it is impossible to find the weight, and thus impossible to find tractive effort.
     
  13. Panthera Pardus

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    I might draw another soon...
     
  14. Panthera Pardus

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    The same from my first post.





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  15. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    That double-ended Shark is great - it reminds me a bit of the gorgeous big electrics GN ran through the Cascade tunnel. Sort of a cross between those and the Centipedes...

    This gets my brain going on speculation - like what if some "fallen flag" builders like Baldwin or FM were still in business? Methinks I may contribute to this thread soon...
     
  16. Mike VE2TRV

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    I took a photo of my venerable old Shark and did a bit of image-mangling:

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    That would be really impressive as it thunders by, pulling a heavy freight...
     
  17. Grey One

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    That! Great! Mike!
    Nice work!
     
  18. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks! :tb-biggrin:

    Naturally, Fairbanks-Morse had to reply with their CPA40-10:

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  19. Panthera Pardus

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    Any more designs?
     
  20. Panthera Pardus

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    Here's a more practical version of the "flexible mallet" concept.

    Although a 4-10-10-4 (Noone's gone beyond 2-10-10-2), it is realy more of a 4-10-0 coupled to a 0-10-4: thgere are two boilers, with a firebox at each end. However, there are 3 flexible pipes joining the boilers. 2 large ones are for steam/water. The small one is for steam going to the huge low pressure cylinders (Which, I might add, are the same size as on the Virginian 2-10-10-2's.). Its cylinder arrangement is that of a normal mallet.

    The "smokebox" (if it can be called such) is mounted on the from engine, over the hinge connecting the two. The used smoke and steam comes from a pipe in each boiler, and share a double KylChap funnel. The pipe under the hinge is for the ashes to drain out.

    It is oil fired, and the engineer's cab is in front so he doesn't have to see across the gargantuan boiler. The fire man is with him, and there is another fireman in rear cab, along with, occasionally, a film crew.









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