Re: [z_scale] Re: Mallets - one more time again
- Dear list,
has somebody ever tried to find out what 'Mallets' really means? I think, that
there are different oppinions on the meaning of 'Mallet' at both sides of the
pond, are they?
I looked up in the 'Lexikon der Modelleisenbahn' (Encyclopedia of model
railroading) of the 'transpress-publishing house' and found the following
description: Mallet-locos are belonging to the group of locos with split driving
mechanism. At the 'Mallet-drive, one driving mechanism is mounted at the main
fraim and the other driving mechanism is mounted on a separate truck.
Does this clearifies the problem?
In this group are falling also the following drives: Meyer and Garrat.
Jeffrey MacHan schrieb:
> I thought you might like this one...Dieter W. Nolte
> Virginian 2-8-8-8-4
> Now we have a prototype where we can use all our left over 2-8-2
> chassis. ;-)
> Cheers again,
> "Z" WARNING! HANDLE WITH CARE! Highly addictive in Small DoseZ!
- Dieter_Mac_Nolte@... wrote:
>Yes this is an actual loco. Can be seen at
> 'Amtrak Acela', is this a real new development? My information on Amerikan locos
> ends with 1998, sorry. So, any info?