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Anyone here with the May 1964 RMC?
« on: February 16, 2008, 08:42:26 PM »
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I'm looking for Lima road switcher plans, preferably better detailed than the NYC plans on George Elwood's site.
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Re: Anyone here with the May 1964 RMC?
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2008, 11:16:26 PM »
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I checked it against the magazine index; that's the Lima centercab.

Most of the pre-1966 RMC drawings are in "Loco 1 - the Diesel" which is a GREAT book of all locomotive drawings that appeared in RMC.

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Re: Anyone here with the May 1964 RMC?
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2008, 12:37:30 AM »
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It has the centercab as well as the roadswitcher.
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Re: Anyone here with the May 1964 RMC?
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2008, 06:00:23 AM »
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That's correct, Ian. Loco 1 has plans for the "Lima Hamilton Yard Switcher 1949-1951 - 1200 HP" and the "Lima-Hamilton 2500 HP. Transfer Locomotive '50-'51". Plans for both locos are also available in Kalmbach's MRR Cyclopedia Vol. 2 - Diesel Locomotives. A quick perview of the two makes them both out to be the same locos verbatim, with the only differences between the two sets of drawings being the addition of a top-down perspective in the Carsten publication and the Kalmbach book calls the 1200  a "750, 1000 and 1200 HP" loco (I don't know Limas, so that means nothing to me but may mean something to you).
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Re: Anyone here with the May 1964 RMC?
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2008, 10:03:37 AM »
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Well, if that 'roadswitcher' is actually the 1200 hp Lima Hamilton Yard Switcher, it is also in "Loco 1 - the Diesel" and that's on the page opposite the transfer cab.

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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2008, 12:52:45 PM »
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750 hp yard switcher:


800 hp yard switcher:


1000 hp yard switcher:


1200 hp yard switcher:


1200 hp road switcher (what I'm looking for):


2500 hp transfer unit without dynamic brakes:


2500 hp transfer unit with dynamic brakes:
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Re: Anyone here with the May 1964 RMC?
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Re: Anyone here with the May 1964 RMC?
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2008, 02:20:31 PM »
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Iain,

I'm afraid the 1200 hp road switcher's not in either the Kalmbach or Carsten publication, just the 1200 hp switcher. So sorry.
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Re: Anyone here with the May 1964 RMC?
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2008, 03:48:01 PM »
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Those are EMD repowered Baldwins, built before Lima even started producing diesels.  Pennsy had the only Lima centercabs.

Iain,

I'm afraid the 1200 hp road switcher's not in either the Kalmbach or Carsten publication, just the 1200 hp switcher. So sorry.
According to the MR Magazine database, the RMC I'm looking for has road switcher plans.

1200 hp road switcher (what I'm looking for):
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/nyc/nyc6205s.jpg

Could that loco stand in for the BLW DRS4-4-1000, this LV loco:
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/lv200a.jpg
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/tr_lv200.jpg
Not really.  The Atlas VO1000 is a good place to get parts to do the RS, DRS, and AS series of locomotives.  The closest thing to a Lima is an Alco, and that's because one of Lima's chief diesel designers came from Alco.
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Re: Anyone here with the May 1964 RMC?
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2008, 04:29:24 PM »
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Don't know if this info will help but it is interesting:
http://yardlimit.railfan.net/lima/1200/index.html

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Re: Anyone here with the May 1964 RMC?
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2008, 06:19:15 PM »
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Iain,

I meant the plans aren't in either of the books, I don't know about the actual mag article. But it would strike me as funny of Carsten didn't include those plans in their book. Eh, what do I know? Good luck!
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