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Very nice Steve. Beautiful piece!

Curious, but  what makes a locomotive a 'Hudson'?  Are all 4-6-4s considered Hudsons?  To me, probably the most distinguishing feature of a Hudson are the 6 large drive wheels. The only others are Atlantic or General class locomotives that also have large drivers whereas almost all other steamers have relatively 'small' ones.

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@c.sam posted:

Very nice Steve. Beautiful piece!

Curious, but  what makes a locomotive a 'Hudson'?  Are all 4-6-4s considered Hudsons?  To me, probably the most distinguishing feature of a Hudson are the 6 large drive wheels. Only the Atlantic or General class locomotives have large drivers whereas almost all other steamers have relatively 'small' ones.

Yes, the 4-6-4 was called a Hudson, also called a Baltic.

Steve

Beautiful engine.  Just curious, I googled Waterman Loco Works to get an idea what a beauty like that costs and models available to buy just for fun and couldn’t find a website.  All the articles were about his personal collection and the sale of it.  Is there a website to explore such an inquiry.  I’m sure I won’t be buying one unless I win the lottery but like I said, just curious to see if one can be ordered.

@William 1 posted:

Beautiful engine.  Just curious, I googled Waterman Loco Works to get an idea what a beauty like that costs and models available to buy just for fun and couldn’t find a website.  All the articles were about his personal collection and the sale of it.  Is there a website to explore such an inquiry.  I’m sure I won’t be buying one unless I win the lottery but like I said, just curious to see if one can be ordered.

Jim does not have a website, just word of mouth. You need to email him.

Steve

@c.sam posted:

Very nice Steve. Beautiful piece!

Curious, but  what makes a locomotive a 'Hudson'?  Are all 4-6-4s considered Hudsons?  To me, probably the most distinguishing feature of a Hudson are the 6 large drive wheels. The only others are Atlantic or General class locomotives that also have large drivers whereas almost all other steamers have relatively 'small' ones.

The Milwakee Road was the original designer of a 4-6-4 locomotive, which on their construction plans they called a "BALTIC" locomotive.  However,  lack of funding (a common Milwaukee Road problem throughout its history), prevented Milwaukee from building their design.  That honor goes to New York Central, which built the first 4-6-4 locomotive and named their design a "HUDSON".  When Milwaukee finally had the funds and got around to building their own 4-6-4 design, per their plans they referred to it as a "BALTIC" locomotive.  Hence the two names, HUDSON and BALTIC, for 4-6-4 steam locomotives.

Bob Nelson

MILW 4-6-4 BALTIC

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