0-4-0 CAMELBACK ALTERNITIVES.

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0-4-0 CAMELBACK ALTERNITIVES.

Post by Trainman4602 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:31 pm

When I first re introduced the reading 0-4-0 Camelback a lot of comments where received that well it is a camelback(center cab) locomotive, alluding to the fact that it couldn’t be anything else.

My response was well you can use your imagination and do whatever you want, back cab or whatever else you can think up.

Yesterday I attended the New Jersey Live Steamers fall meet. I had an opportunity to photograph the locomotive pictured below. The builder NJLS member Herschel Robison purchased a set of castings years ago along with a boiler that I supplied him with. He added a lead and trailing truck by extending the frame front as well as the back to accommodate the trucks. The way I heard it from the current owner Doug Pyatt who added the larger cab and built the tender, making it into a larger I guess two foot gauge locomotive. It is a great running locomotive.
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Re: 0-4-0 CAMELBACK ALTERNITIVES.

Post by NP317 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:09 am

Very creative! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: 0-4-0 CAMELBACK ALTERNITIVES.

Post by cbrew » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:19 am

looks great, I often just smile at those that do not seem to understand the art of "kitbashing". there is nothing more challenging (and fun) then kitbashing a loco.
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Re: 0-4-0 CAMELBACK ALTERNITIVES.

Post by Pontiacguy1 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:01 pm

Someone in Florida has used Mercer 0-4-0 parts to make a 2-4-4-2 articulated. Looked really neat, and was a good use of the wheels, cylinders, valve gear, etc... The cylinders are large enough to use on an 0-6-0, Mogul, ten wheeler or small to mid-size consolidation if you wanted to go that route.

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Re: 0-4-0 CAMELBACK ALTERNITIVES.

Post by LVRR2095 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:46 pm

Ed Gilhooley used the Mercer Center Cab as his starting point.
He made it into. Maine Two Footer with the results you can see in the picture.

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Post by LVRR2095 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:51 pm

Another picture of Ed and his Forney
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Re: 0-4-0 CAMELBACK ALTERNITIVES.

Post by Fender » Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:29 pm

Pontiacguy1 wrote:.... The cylinders are large enough to use on an 0-6-0, Mogul, ten wheeler or small to mid-size consolidation if you wanted to go that route.
Can an 0-4-0 be made into a decapod? :lol:
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Re: 0-4-0 CAMELBACK ALTERNITIVES.

Post by Bill Shields » Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:40 pm

why not?

it is just wheels....

look at my 2-8-0 with cylinders the same size at these....

built a 2-8-0 with Raritan cylinders.....

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Re: 0-4-0 CAMELBACK ALTERNITIVES.

Post by Pontiacguy1 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:11 pm

That was ol' fender gigging me because my 2-10-0 started off it's life as a LE 0-4-0 in the early 1960s. Still has the 4 original drivers, cylinders, a few valve gear pieces, the four original axle boxes, and maybe the front and rear frame spreader and buffer beam. That's about all of the original 0-4-0 that's left on the locomotive.

I think the mercer 0-4-0 also would easily lend itself to being kitbashed into a larger wheel arrangement.

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Re: 0-4-0 CAMELBACK ALTERNITIVES.

Post by Pat Fahey » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:08 pm

Hi
Nice Job on moving the cab, the Erie Railroad did the same thing to a few of their CamelBacks also.

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Re: 0-4-0 CAMELBACK ALTERNITIVES.

Post by alcoge » Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:45 am

LVRR2095 wrote:Another picture of Ed and his Forney
I’d like to see how the front end is set up on his engine. I have a similar engine and it steams poorly from start up to going around the Railroad.
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Re: 0-4-0 CAMELBACK ALTERNITIVES.

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