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Passanger appliances for freight engines

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Passanger appliances for freight engines
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, August 15, 2003 3:37 AM


I'd like to use a Consolidation as a passenger/freight engine. What appliances, hoses, etc. should I add to my model to make it look appropriate to the task?[?]
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Passanger appliances for freight engines
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, August 15, 2003 3:37 AM


I'd like to use a Consolidation as a passenger/freight engine. What appliances, hoses, etc. should I add to my model to make it look appropriate to the task?[?]
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Posted by Sperandeo on Monday, August 18, 2003 2:46 PM
Hello "josephg,"

On the tender of the locomotive you would have a flexible steam connection to the left of the coupler (as you face toward the tender), and on some locomotives you'd also see the steam line along the left side of the tender frame. This is particularly noticeable with Vanderbilt tenders. The steam was used for heating the cars, and on some roads (notably the Santa Fe) was also used to power air conditioning systems.

To the right of the coupler there would be a second air hose, for the conductor's signal line (it blows an air whistlein the cab). On the pilot there would also be a second air hose for the signal line, to be used in case the engine is double-heading. There wouldn't be a steam connection, though, so the second engine would have to supply all the steam for the train.

In HO scale, Cal Scale makes parts for all these connections, no. 274, or no. 320 for the air brake and single hoses only.

So long,

Andy

Andy Sperandeo MODEL RAILROADER Magazine

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Posted by Sperandeo on Monday, August 18, 2003 2:46 PM
Hello "josephg,"

On the tender of the locomotive you would have a flexible steam connection to the left of the coupler (as you face toward the tender), and on some locomotives you'd also see the steam line along the left side of the tender frame. This is particularly noticeable with Vanderbilt tenders. The steam was used for heating the cars, and on some roads (notably the Santa Fe) was also used to power air conditioning systems.

To the right of the coupler there would be a second air hose, for the conductor's signal line (it blows an air whistlein the cab). On the pilot there would also be a second air hose for the signal line, to be used in case the engine is double-heading. There wouldn't be a steam connection, though, so the second engine would have to supply all the steam for the train.

In HO scale, Cal Scale makes parts for all these connections, no. 274, or no. 320 for the air brake and single hoses only.

So long,

Andy

Andy Sperandeo MODEL RAILROADER Magazine

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