Re: [z_scale] Re: Mallets - one more time again
- Dieter_Mac_Nolte@... schrieb:
> Dear list,Dieter,
> the answers of the experts on my question on 'Mallet', see below, is, that
> double usage of steam seems to be the only and one criteria of Mallets, not
> split driving mechanism, as stated in my encyclopedia. So I may have to
> the Encyclopedia is wrong. This seems to me somewhat strange.
Anatole Mallet was the first one who used the application of compounding in a
locomotive for the Bayonne-Biarritz railway in France.The loco was a 2-cyl.
0-4-2 tank locomotive, built in 1876.
This was the first compound locomotive,this was NOT what was later called a
"Mallet" locomotive.As many good ME's,Mallet made more than one technical
development in his life.And what made him famous,the so-called
"Mallet"-locomotive,to repeat it here again,was an ARTICULATED COMPOUND
Your encyclopedia isn't wrong; anybody is wrong who refers to a Mallet as an
articulated without compounding,or as a compound without articulation.
- 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?