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Big and Ugly
« on: January 22, 2014, 07:15:34 PM »
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Although the Reading had articulateds that served as helpers, most of the big power in the Northeast were single frame locomotives. Northerns, such as the reading T1 or Lehigh Valley "Wyoming's" were common. Like the Pennsy the larger types tended to be ten coupled Texas or Santa Fe types such as Lehigh Valley R class #4056.,.,.

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Re: Big and Ugly
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2014, 10:33:31 PM »
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More like big and beautiful. I have always found a steamer to be an amazing piece of equipment that was impressive in it's own right but also only as good as its engineer and fireman working together to get the most of it's potential.
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Re: Big and Ugly
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2014, 05:15:33 AM »
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More like big and beautiful. I have always found a steamer to be an amazing piece of equipment that was impressive in it's own right but also only as good as its engineer and fireman working together to get the most of it's potential.

+1  There's nothing ugly about that baby.
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Re: Big and Ugly
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2014, 10:17:36 AM »
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Agreed nothing ugly .

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Re: Big and Ugly
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2014, 10:57:21 AM »
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If you want to talk ugly, I've seen pics of larger locomotives with smaller drivers.

They look like they're tip-toeing!

I think it was the D&H or DL&W that had them.

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Re: Big and Ugly
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2014, 06:24:13 PM »
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I think it's hideous.  The firebox is so... radial.
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Re: Big and Ugly
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2014, 07:49:34 PM »
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If you want to talk ugly, I've seen pics of larger locomotives with smaller drivers.


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Re: Big and Ugly
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2014, 04:38:31 PM »
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Yep. That's the one!

These are, also, horrendous:






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Re: Big and Ugly
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2014, 05:34:03 PM »
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Hey now... the Q1 is a unique beast built out of necessity during WWII by the Southern Railway. Simple in design, quick and easy to build. (Dapol makes an N-gauge model. it's even DCC ready.)
Since the SR occupied the Southeast corner of the UK, they tended to take some heavy hits from bombers.
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Re: Big and Ugly
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2014, 06:00:47 PM »
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I LOVE this one!!! Like a USRA 0-8-0 but with a third leg.

Yep. That's the one!

These are, also, horrendous:



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Re: Big and Ugly
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2014, 06:25:01 PM »
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Yep. That's the one!

These are, also, horrendous:




Looks like it ran into a brick wall and flattened its nose.

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Re: Big and Ugly
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2014, 08:19:58 PM »
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If you want to talk ugly, I've seen pics of larger locomotives with smaller drivers.

They look like they're tip-toeing!

I think it was the D&H or DL&W that had them.



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Re: Big and Ugly
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2014, 11:48:22 PM »
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Not steam, but a face only a mother could love...
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Re: Big and Ugly
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2014, 11:59:11 PM »
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Re: Big and Ugly
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2014, 12:28:25 AM »
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I'll never be able to look at those NS cabs again without thinking of the caveman :D
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