Full scale steam engines to Z scale models any and all rail folks welcome here. Pull up a chair by the depot stove and get comfortable.
Latest Activity: Nov 4, 2019
Started by Captain. Last reply by Captain Jan 16, 2019.
I am experiencing a little deja' vu talking to people who are under employed and love trains so this is a cache of rail road job sites:…Continue
Started by Captain Lachlan Bellraven. Last reply by Captain Lachlan Bellraven Jun 10, 2017.
For the 19th century I would have to say the Iconic 4-4-0 American. It had variations and worked from mainlines to short runs. The steam engine dearest to me though is the ALCO 3000 series better…Continue
Started by Captain May 5, 2017.
WW II Skagway RR…Continue
White pass RR out of Skagway, AK. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZWpvw_TZLU
The 4-4-0 is a wheel arrangement. 4 leading wheels, 4 driving wheels, and no trailing wheels. It's the iconic engine of the USA, and was dubbed the American, due to it's wide use in the US during the 19th century. it was a durable engine, and could run on some very rough laid track. It could be found on both Passenger and Freight trains. A very beautiful engine indeed. I personally love the 1875 8-18c model built by baldwin. Those numbers mean 8 is the diameter of the cylinder, 18 is the length of the stroke, and C designates it as a 8 wheeled locomotive.
I'm a big fan of the NRM at York - fine collection of engines and cars as well as a fully functional repair shop for engine overhauls. Their broaching machine for shaping wheels is a sight to behold
I guess the old basic steam locomotive , was that the 4-4-0 you were talking about Lachlan ?
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