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by James
Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: Bodie & Benton RR
Replies: 13
Views: 6491

Re: Bodie & Benton RR

"it was truly awkward looking, with a saddle tank that was too short in length, leaving a large gap between the cab and tank. " As an aside, this was a pretty typical look for Porter tank locomotives of that time period. I'm sure they had a reason for it (I figure they wanted to keep the tank off th...
by James
Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:52 am
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: Kimball Manufacturing Co, Sept 1874
Replies: 7
Views: 3776

Re: Kimball Manufacturing Co, Sept 1874

Heh, have to love the 19th century tendency to randomly sprinkle around hyphens without apparent rhyme or reason. Does anyone know the unloaded weight of those Kimball coaches? In general I find narrow gauge equipment weight interesting due to how lowering tare weight was one of the main goals of th...
by James
Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Consolidating the Baldwin 8-18C Data
Replies: 29
Views: 37382

Re: Consolidating the Baldwin 8-18C Data

I've done a similar line drawings (suitable for 'filling in' with color to create colored drawings) of a few Baldwin locomotive types such as the 8-16C and 8-18D using only MSPAINT. It's mostly a question of the resources at your disposal (photographs, specifications, etc) and the time you're willin...
by James
Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:35 am
Forum: Model Railroading
Topic: SPC Carter Brothers 28' Flat Cars
Replies: 10
Views: 5979

Re: SPC Carter Brothers 28' Flat Cars

Randy Hees wrote: Comparison of Freight Car Dimensions


Carter actual
Flat Box 444 472
NS 1725 Drawing Hammond
8 ton 10 ton 15 ton 8 ton 10 ton 15 ton 10 ton 10 ton
Are those weights long or short tons?
by James
Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Baldwin Specification sheets
Replies: 17
Views: 7424

Re: Baldwin Specification sheets

I'll add an addenum:

In some books (such as books 14 and 15), the margins are so dark that it's very difficult to read the page number. Is there a solution to this problem? I've been manually counting, but that's a slow process prone to failure if I have a momentary lapse of attention.
by James
Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: Parks, Museums, and Events
Topic: Mainline steam in the east
Replies: 2
Views: 1868

Re: Mainline steam in the east

"In September, 765 will be pulling trips on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic (south of Cleveland). This is the event I'm most excited about. You can see footage of this line on youtube if you search for '4070'." Hey, something's actually happening within fair driving distance. I used to live close by ther...
by James
Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:57 pm
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Baldwin 18C design progresssion/performance & questions
Replies: 3
Views: 2315

Baldwin 18C design progresssion/performance & questions

Upon reading thousands of pages of spec sheets, as well as whatever other sources I've been able to dig up over the years, I feel that I'm gaining some idea of the design progression Baldwin applied to its 12 inch cylinder 4-4-0's during height of the narrow gauge era. This will be a fairly long pos...
by James
Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: Western Narrow Gauge Discussion
Topic: A West Coast engine that never made it.
Replies: 1
Views: 1946

Re: A West Coast engine that never made it.

Going through those spec books, I find it interesting just how many orders Baldwin received for non standard gauge locomotives--more than many 'indirect' sources might suggest as such sources often omit industrial and export locos. Baldwin might well have been the largest single beneficiary of the n...
by James
Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:59 am
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Baldwin Specification sheets
Replies: 17
Views: 7424

Re: Baldwin Specification sheets

'Is anyone else having trouble finding the locomotives they are looking for?' Not in general. However, a few specific pages seem to have been accidentally skipped (understandable given the sheer amount of material) or were missing from the source, such as the page for Carson & Tahoe Lumber & Fluming...
by James
Sat Jul 03, 2010 4:33 am
Forum: Prototype Locomotive & Rolling Stock
Topic: Long Fellow Mining Co. of Arizona
Replies: 9
Views: 2678

Re: Long Fellow Mining Co. of Arizona

What was the type and weight of rail on that line? Such a light locomotive could run perfectly well on ridiculously light rails. The Porter catalogue I linked above indicates it was probably the smallest model available, albeit with larger cylinders than the similar-weight/wheel machine listed in th...