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With a grate area of 88 square feet, the Illinois Central 2600-series Mountains boasted 5195 square feet of evaporative heating surface and 1240 square feet of superheating surface, with an 88-square-foot grate area, rendering them relatively high-horsepower engines eminently suitable for the Illinois Central's high-speed main line freight operations. This photo of No. 2614 at the Paducah Shops (notice the huge overhead crane behind the locomotive) reveals that she was among the members of this class that sported disc drivers. No. 2614 went to the torch in October 1960, and none of the 2600s have been preserved. However, viewer William J. Manon, Jr. of Dixon, Illinois notes that 2614's tender, along with that of No. 2612, is still rusting away on a siding in Rockford, Illinois. Tom Rock of T.D.R. Productionsprovided this image, of unknown origin, for the Random Steam Collection.

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 Ted

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No high grade collectors pieces here just a one of kind Sofue ATSF Mike and some hand built flats and military heavy artillery and one really great smoke unit. 

Good Picture, if you notice the first tank barrel is in travel lock. This helps the gun barrel from bouncing around and putting undue pressure on the barrel mechanism and screwing up a bore sight.

RonH

Don't Junk it, Make it Work!

 

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Spectacular work, Erik! I especially love the Shermans. While there's no chains that I can see, you have blocking done correctly on the treads and best of all, you appear to have stripped off the machine guns*. That's something almost no modeler does but would be done in real-life!

*I served in heavy-mech units in the Army, so of course I'd notice this.

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