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Pennsy T1 Build
« on: May 05, 2013, 03:38:08 PM »
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It time to build the T1.



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Re: Penssy T1 Build
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2013, 04:09:02 PM »
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Woohoo!!
Can't wait!
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Re: Penssy T1 Build
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2013, 05:59:31 PM »
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Wow, this is going to be epic! I was sorely tempted to get one of my own. I've always appreciated sharknose styling, but it looks like it would be a pretty daunting project.
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Re: Penssy T1 Build
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2013, 01:26:11 AM »
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Jason,
Do you have the tender drive mechanism for it yet?  I'd love to see the chassis of that thing
(I bet I'm not alone in this  ;) )

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Re: Penssy T1 Build
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2013, 05:38:16 AM »
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This I gotta see... :)

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Re: Penssy T1 Build
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2013, 07:54:53 AM »
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Ok you have my attention.
Details, please!
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Re: Penssy T1 Build
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2013, 04:56:21 PM »
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Many pics please, and a write up as necessary, as I'll need help finishing mine.  :D Thanks
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Re: Penssy T1 Build
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2013, 04:58:23 PM »
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Was reading recently how the T1's received an undeserved reputation for high speed slipping mostly because no one was trained in their special handling characteristics (mostly related to the fact that they were amazingly fast).

Supposedly hoggers ran these at 140 MPH sometimes to make up schedules.


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Re: Penssy T1 Build
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2013, 05:02:38 PM »
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Jason,
Do you have the tender drive mechanism for it yet?  I'd love to see the chassis of that thing
(I bet I'm not alone in this  ;) )
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Re: Penssy T1 Build
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2013, 05:15:41 PM »
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Jason,
Do you have the tender drive mechanism for it yet?  I'd love to see the chassis of that thing
(I bet I'm not alone in this  ;) )

After the Centipedes a tender drive for Jason's T1 is in the planning and hopefully (time permitting) it will make it to Milwaukee.

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Re: Penssy T1 Build
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2013, 06:12:13 PM »
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If your using a tender drive. What chassis and running gear go under the loco?

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Re: Penssy T1 Build
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2013, 09:16:27 PM »
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I also heard the T1 class were death traps for firemen. I read that in one of the Triumph books.
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Re: Pennsy T1 Build
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2013, 12:28:14 AM »
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Man you guys demand RESULTS! :D
As for the tender drive I feel fortunate to have some heaver hitters taking the lead.  Thanks Nstars
Here is what I have come up with today.....
Its only a thought, but I think I like it.

The mock-up is of a Cast GS4 front half.  Yes the valve gear/ running gear and cylinders will be modified.

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Re: Penssy T1 Build
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2013, 10:56:27 AM »
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I have a firm dislike of tender-drives except in the smallest of locos where only tiny pager motors would fit (like the Atlas 4-4-0), but at least with those they use drive-shafts to utilize the loco's actual drives rather than the tender trucks.
To me it is making an excellent loco less realistic by having the driving force not in the actual locomotive. Plus, with a duplex loco such as the T1, it would be more appropriate to have two motors, and preferably both in the boiler.


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Re: Penssy T1 Build
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2013, 11:07:49 AM »
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To me it is making an excellent loco less realistic by having the driving force not in the actual locomotive.

Just wondering, how can you tell?

I've seen examples of tender-driven locos that were more realistic, because all of the gearing and whatnot went away from around the drivers.
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