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Drawings for Santa Fe 2-6-2 1050 Class No. 1073

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Drawings for Santa Fe 2-6-2 1050 Class No. 1073

Postby PacificCoastBorax99 » Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:23 pm

I recently came across some drawings in Model Railroader Magazine from January 1986, and found some plans for one of Santa Fe's 2-6-2 Prairie locomotives of the 1050 Class, No. 1073. I have been on the hunt for plans like these for a while, as I could use these plans to model #1010, famous for the "Death Valley Scotty" record-breaking run between Los Angeles and Chicago, which now rests peacefully at the CSRM.

But I have some technical questions on my mind regarding the differences between the 1001 class, the 1000 class (which I'm also interested in Modelling) and the 1050 class.

I have noticed a few technical differences between the three classes, with the 1050 class having 69" drive wheels, 10 inches larger than the earlier 1000 and 1001 class, and slight differences between the overall wheelbases...but is there any other differences in overall size or other details that is noticeable?

If there is anyone on this forum familar with the #1010, or any of the other 1900-era Santa Fe Prairies, or who would know who to contact to ask questions like these, help would be much appreciated.

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