Pennsy 6200

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Pennsy 6200

Post by SG3950 » Sat May 28, 2016 10:41 pm

Does anyone have the drawing for the drivers for this engine? They where 68" I have to believe they used them on another engine.

https://chuckmanchicagonostalgia.files. ... r-1948.jpg

Trailing truck drawing would be nice too.

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Re: Pennsy 6200

Post by Steve Bratina » Sun May 29, 2016 7:54 am

O S Max ( the gas engine/live steam maker) supposedly built one in 1" scale. They might have some prints.

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Re: Pennsy 6200

Post by GS14403 » Sun May 29, 2016 9:06 am

You might check this old thread and see if any of the information is still available. ... =8&t=91579


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Re: Pennsy 6200

Post by LSGOD » Sun May 29, 2016 4:02 pm

You should be able to get them from the Pennsylvania state archives at Harrisburgh.


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Re: Pennsy 6200

Post by SG3950 » Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:02 am

Does anyone have good pictures of the rear and intermediate drivers from Jim K's Berk? They look similar

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Re: Pennsy 6200

Post by JKreider » Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:26 pm

Attached is a photo showing the Berkshire un-machined driver castings.
I think the intermediate and front driver would be the most appropriate since the rear driver had the protuding counterweight and crankpin boss for the rear tandem main rod.
These ductile iron castings are 1.5' scale, 69" driver, and therefore finish to 8-5/8" diameter at the tire.

The prototype 6200 had 68" driver, and I think that they were 15 spoke drivers. The Berkshire also had 15 spokes.

I have always thought that this would make for a fascinating model. What other 68" driver eight coupled locomotive is 7 to 8 feet longer than a typical 80" driver northern?
Pennsy had a really interesting steam to Diesel transition era.

Jim Kreider

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