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ProvenceTristram

[MOC] Indiana Harbor Belt 0-8-0

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I had no connection-to or affinity-for this locomotive until I started designing it this morning - it is, rather, yet another case of "wow, this is so weird looking that I need to build it." These 3-cylinder engines were designed for drag transfer freights in the Chicago area, and were among the most powerful 0-8-0s ever assembled. I think the "beefy" quality of the prototype came across in the model. Un-fun fact - the tender on this thing was more difficult than the engine :/. 

Proto:

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Model:

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Looks great!

I have seen you mention in other posts that you are building for static display, however, if you ever plan to run this one, I would flop the flanged driver and blind driver positions so that the flanged drivers sit more under the center of mass to provide better traction.

Love your styling tho!

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4 hours ago, supertruper1988 said:

Looks great!

I have seen you mention in other posts that you are building for static display, however, if you ever plan to run this one, I would flop the flanged driver and blind driver positions so that the flanged drivers sit more under the center of mass to provide better traction.

Love your styling tho!

Thanks. I'll look into it. The firebox may be in the way, however.

*Edit* Fixed. The firebox was in the way, but - mercifully - the fix wasn't that involved. I also extended the front pilot to better match the prototype.

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There should be nothing to preclude it running. It has the motor, the gearing (powering 3/4 axles), and space for all the wiring. I even left conduits running the length of the boiler that would allow for future LED wires if someone wanted to light the thing.

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There is a good explanation on how three cylinder engines work in Karen Parker's book "How a Steam Locomotive Works".

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