New York Central System/Lines K5b Pacific with the heavy eyebrow(Elesco feedwater heater)

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Maxrailroad posted:

I hope they re-issue the N&W 475 in the Strasburg Paint. 

Or my number one choice, the Strasburg 2-10-0 #90

Strasburg 90

And I'd like to have a set of 'The Coaster'.

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Let's get this back to the top...  I would like to see a 4-6-2 light pacific or similar, painted black, but undecorated to any road name.  This way we could letter it to any road name we wanted.  This would help with obscure road names not being done.

Would love to see some SD38-2(3)'s for EJ&E, SD60's in CN (ex Oakway) and SD70's for CN and IC

 

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J 611 posted:

I would like a properly detailed N&W 611 excursion version.

I have the 1980 Sunset J. It's not perfect but the best I've seen in O scale. 

I'd like to find one of those but haven't been able to yet. 

roll_the_dice posted:

Let's get this back to the top...  I would like to see a 4-6-2 light pacific or similar, painted black, but undecorated to any road name.  This way we could letter it to any road name we wanted.  This would help with obscure road names not being done.

This is a very interesting idea.  If there is any chance said light pacific could be stretched into a Erie prototype with a little work (detailing & decaling) on my part, I would be 100% in.

CAPPilot posted:

As a post WWII and PRR runner, I realize I have a lot of steam to choose from.  However, if 3rd Rail decided to do another PRR steamer these are my choices in order of preference:

-B8a.  A 0-6-0T converted from B8 shifters.  Nice small engine that lasted into 50s.

-K5.  Two were built and they lasted into the 50s.

-K2.  242 K2/K3 were built, and only one K2 remained in 1949.  But that is my era so I'd buy it.

-N2sa.  Don't really need another large engine, but this one is missing from all manufacturers' lineups.  While this was initially a USRA design, all were rebuilt with Belpaire fireboxes starting in 1923.  I would only buy the rebuilt version.

The only diesel I want is a Phase II or Phase III F3 ABA (Phase II early would be great).  Not interested in Phase I, Phase IV or F5.  Right now 3rd Rail's web site states only the Phase IV will be made, probably using some of their F7 tooling.  

Relooking what I wrote earlier, I realize that I really only need/want/desire two engines, the B8a and F3 Phase II/III ABA consist.

I do not need, nor want, any more large steamers.  The B8a would be a nice small steamer for yard work.

I only have one freight diesel, an Erie Built AB consist.  I would like an F3 (Phase II/III only) ABA set to give me another freight option, but right now 3rd Rail is only doing the Phase IV.  May have to wait a few years for this one.

On the subject of a properly-detailed excursion 611, one thing I noticed recently when watching 1994 footage of 611 was that the trailing truck and the tender are/were fitted with roller bearings, possibly AAR class AP type EE. You can see in the photo I've attached sort of what I'm talking about.

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I will still jump on a Great Western #90, a Little River 2-4-4-2, that mentioned C&O Mikado, and a realistically sized two truck Heisler. Maybe a two truck Climax.

Well, with the failure of the Santa Fe 2-6-2 to generate much interest, I think more Santa Fe steam is only wishful thinking for a while, so don't faint, I am actually going to suggest foreign line engines.

Frisco had very neat and well-maintained locomotives.  I could get a Frisco caboose or three Frisco passenger cars and use a small Frisco steam engine on an imaginary train on the high plains.  Even better would be an engine from the Frisco subsidiary, Quanah Acme & Pacific.  I think they both rostered 4-6-0's.

But Scott has tried to offer Frisco in the past, and not enough interest was forthcoming.  So, something that might sell and I might buy would be a Southern Pacific 4-6-2.  Scott offered such an engine, oh, I don't know, maybe 10 years ago.  Maybe it could work again, especially in light of the Harriman cars recently produced.

I won't hold my breath, though.  Big 4-8-4's and articulateds seem to be what the market wants.

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Norfolk & Western Class A

Looking forward to the D&RGW L-105 - Would be nice to have a properly detailed Class A - 

CAPPilot posted:
 

Relooking what I wrote earlier, I realize that I really only need/want/desire two engines, the B8a and F3 Phase II/III ABA consist.

I do not need, nor want, any more large steamers.  The B8a would be a nice small steamer for yard work.

I only have one freight diesel, an Erie Built AB consist.  I would like an F3 (Phase II/III only) ABA set to give me another freight option, but right now 3rd Rail is only doing the Phase IV.  May have to wait a few years for this one.

Looks like I got my wish on the F3.  Do to the similarities between the F3 Ph IV and the F7, 3rd Rail has decided to make a F3 Ph II engine instead, at least for the PRR according to Jonathan.  Not sure about the other roads.  Their web site now says they are making Ph II through Ph IV but has not yet provided any additional information.

A small but lovely Kansas City to Oklahoma City train. 

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The lucky HO people already have it. 

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Or how about this lovely beast?  It can realistically be a passenger locomotive or a road switcher!

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photo credit: mb4stl via railpictures.net

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milwrd posted:

Milwaukee Road Mallet 2-6-6-2.

Image result for milwaukee road mallet 2-6-6-2 pics

They did these engines years ago ( not mallets) with the shroud over the boiler.  I had one but didn't think the Milwaukee road was a choice.  Like small Berkshires.

 

Hot water I know you can correct me regarding type

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daylight posted:
milwrd posted:

Milwaukee Road Mallet 2-6-6-2.

Image result for milwaukee road mallet 2-6-6-2 pics

They did these engines years ago ( not mallets) with the shroud over the boiler.  I had one but didn't think the Milwaukee road was a choice.  Like small Berkshires.

 

Hot water I know you can correct me regarding type

It's not a shroud.  It's a Coffin Feedwater heater. 

Coffin Feedwater heaters could also be recessed into the smokebox as on some Frisco 2-8-2's:

2-8-2 SLSF 1355

Rusty

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CAPPilot posted:
CAPPilot posted:
 

Relooking what I wrote earlier, I realize that I really only need/want/desire two engines, the B8a and F3 Phase II/III ABA consist.

I do not need, nor want, any more large steamers.  The B8a would be a nice small steamer for yard work.

I only have one freight diesel, an Erie Built AB consist.  I would like an F3 (Phase II/III only) ABA set to give me another freight option, but right now 3rd Rail is only doing the Phase IV.  May have to wait a few years for this one.

Looks like I got my wish on the F3.  Do to the similarities between the F3 Ph IV and the F7, 3rd Rail has decided to make a F3 Ph II engine instead, at least for the PRR according to Jonathan.  Not sure about the other roads.  Their web site now says they are making Ph II through Ph IV but has not yet provided any additional information.

While I did get my F3 ABA Ph II wish, the B8a tank engine is still on my 3rd Rail wish list.

B8aT

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Would it be feasible for 3rd Rail to make a USRA steam engine and offer it in a few roadnames and also undecorated? My choice would be for 0-6-0, 0-8-0 or Pacific. I already own each of these - but they weren't made by 3rd Rail.

MELGAR

albertstrains posted:

And this one as well

Worlds largest multi press locomotive 

T4a #8000 2-10-4

Al

What is a "multi press locomotive"?

I'm still holding out for a scale Reading K-1 or even a Reading I-10 2-8-0. Except for the T-1 and a limited run of Pacifics (by Weaver and SGL), there is a real lack of scale Reading steam locomotives.  I would order one in a heartbeat!

Jim

 Sorry about that description

As mention already by J 611 it should read “Multi pressure” locomotive .

- 3 separate boilers

- 3 cylinder locomotive 

 - Closed loop 1350 psi boiler 

- 850 psi boiler  (powers middle cylinder)

 - 250 psi boiler (powers conventional             cylinders)

Al

 

COME ON GALS AND GUYS     ITS   "ROCKET MAN"  A TRAIN TO RUN   A  TRAIN TO PUT ON A SHELF     ALWAYS A TRAIN TO REMEMBER

marty track posted:

guys an gals   is no one  interested in the Rocket Mans bullit proof train???????

Nope! I have better trains to buy with my limited fiancial resources than that one! 

I would love a U.S.R.A. 2-10-2 in PRR

The PRR E1

PRR K2/K3

GE B23-7

GE C39-8

 

For those who like Union Pacific power, as I do, and I know enough have been made already.  But, for something a little different, the U.P. ALCO made C855/C856 units of the early Century Series engines.

And, as Tom stated, would really like to see more Frisco and QAP engines from the turn of the 20th century to the 1940s periods.  AS for passenger. a model of the streamliner passenger the QAP ran on it's short line between Frisco and Santa Fe mains, and the Frisco Firefly.   As well as the one that started this off, the Santa Fe Madame Queen.  Have seen and photographed her many times, to have a scale model would be great!

Jesse   TCA    12-68275

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texastrain posted:

And, as Tom stated, would really like to see more Frisco and QAP engines from the turn of the 20th century to the 1940s periods.  AS for passenger. a model of the streamliner passenger the QAP ran on it's short line between Frisco and Santa Fe mains, and the Frisco Firefly. Jesse   TCA    12-68275

The Frisco Firefly streamlined 4-6-2 was the engine that I was referring to as not being produced.  Scott Mann cataloged it in early-2000's catalogs, but it did not generate enough orders for a production run.

Maybe a second attempt would work, since Scott now can do smaller numbers of an engine.

another run of Dash 9s

BQ23-7

MK5000C

P30CH

AC4400CW

SD70ACE T4

MK1200G

MK2000D

MK TE70-4S

MK SD50M-3

F40C

SD70MAC maybe some METRA ones

SD70ACC

 

I pretty much have everything I need... My wants are pretty much tied up in Scott's teasers. My focus is northern New England. I'm avidly watching the New Haven FA, the F3 in Canadian National, both Bangor and Aroostook GP7/9 color schemes. We'll see...

Jan

prrhorseshoecurve posted:

I would love a U.S.R.A. 2-10-2 in PRR

Are you asking for the 1919 as-built N2s, or the 1923 rebuild of all of the N2s to N2sa that added the Belpaire firebox?  Since I model the late 40s, if they did another big PRR steamer I personally would want a N2sa.  The N2sa made it into the 50s. 

I was excited about the upcoming L&N FA-2 offering by 3rd Rail. Ordered one, then they announced the L&N FA-2 would be L&N's 1960's paint scheme. So much for a transition era L&N FA-2 offering.

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