Re: Builders Plans/Schematics?
- View SourceLarry, No, this is not for narrow gage. It is a semi-secret Z scale locomotive project. I will check RLW out, but I fear I really need the plans of the fullsized Baldwin 2-8-2. Thanks, Jim CCRR
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Larry Card <lpcard@...> wrote:
> Are you looking to do one in Nn3? If so, Republic Locomotive Works has a kit, I'm not sure which K locomotive it does, but it uses the Marklin 2-8-2T chassis.
> Larry P. Card
> Franklinton NC
> > Does anyone know where I can find blueprints, plans, or schematic drawings of Baldwin Locomotive Works 2-8-2 steamers? There 2-8-2 Mikado was their most popular but I'm not looking for those plans. I'm looking for the plans of the DRGW class K-36 or 37. These were build in 1904 and entered DRGW in about 1925. You may know this loco because it pulled the tender with the little house on top. Here is a link to loco.
> > Many railroad used this loco. I'm just linking the DRGW because the photos are plentiful and well done.
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- View SourceHello Jim,
Frankly I prefer the "J Class" because the other two choices
look like a python with a swollen belly that has just swallowed a
Also, a reasonably straight boiler that is different looking from the
Marklin Pacific boiler would be a big help in moving our scale
from the "cute toy" category to the "interesting railroading" category.
Just my tuppence worth ...
On Jun 21, 2009, at 7:48 AM, Jim O'Connell wrote:
> Todd, I believe you are right on. The 'heavy' is probably not going
> to look good on the Marklin chassis because of driver size. There
> is some discussion of this same topic on zcentralstation right now.
> I like the Mikado "J" because it differs from the Marklin. We
> definately need something different in Z scale that we can all
> afford. Cheers, Jim CCRR
> --- In email@example.com, "Todd Shoffeitt" <guynamedtodd@...>
> > Jim,
> > If I am interpreting what has been said, you mean the L&N J-2
> class with the straight boilers. That would be fine for me as the
> L&N is my favorite "Eastern" road, and then I could have somewhat
> accurate J-2 and J-3 Mikes for the L&N. The issue with a heavy Mike
> is that not that many railroads actually used them, only 14
> according to Wikipedia, of which the Milwaukee Road, the CB&Q and
> L&N were the biggest users. Tough choice on the poll.
> > Todd
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