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Well I guess this would apply under the title of this thread.  I encountered this at a recent train show.  It was just stationary but was propelled by an internal combustion engine inside one of the "A" units.  It is enormous, about 2 foot gauge and about 15-20 feet long.  It had no obvious place for a rider to sit so I don't know how it was controlled when in motion.  I had never seen anything like it before.

Santa Fe War Bonnet 2 ft gauge

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Don

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I have seen videos of diesel locomotives of this scale, running, where the Engineer sits on the first car (typically, a flatcar with a seat) and uses a hand held controller, connected either by cable or by radio, to the locomotive.  A friend of mine has a pair of Santa Fe Alco PA-1s of this size, and that's what he uses.  He has installed a sound system, to replicate the prototype engine and air horn sounds.

Regardless of how it is controlled, though, that 4-unit rednose is a masterpiece, and the builder deserves to have his personal record awarded ten merits.

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Well I guess this would apply under the title of this thread.  I encountered this at a recent train show.  It was just stationary but was propelled by an internal combustion engine inside one of the "A" units.  It is enormous, about 2 foot gauge and about 15-20 feet long.  It had no obvious place for a rider to sit so I don't know how it was controlled when in motion.  I had never seen anything like it before.

Santa Fe War Bonnet 2 ft gauge

Best Wishes

Don

Actually, these 1/8 scale locomotives are battery powered.  They do, however, have a very impressive sound system which could give the impression of it containing an internal combustion engine.  They run on 7 1/2" gauge track.  Usually the operator rides in the baggage car behind the locomotives.

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