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IC 4-8-2 2600 class
Posted by IA and eastern on Tuesday, February 05, 2019 12:56 PM

Before i went into the army i had a Model Railroader magazine that had drawing of the IC 4-8-2 2600 class. Can anybody tell me what issue had this drawing in it. Gary

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Posted by j. c. on Tuesday, February 05, 2019 1:22 PM

looked in the NMRA magazine index and didn't find any listing for it. when did you join up any idea what year it might be in ?

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Posted by mbinsewi on Tuesday, February 05, 2019 1:25 PM

I just gave the archives a couple of searches, and the only thing I come up with is a M&PA 2-8-0.

A Google search what you describe just shows lots of images of IC 4-8-2 locos, no drawings.

Mike.

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Posted by JWhite on Tuesday, February 05, 2019 1:51 PM

IA and eastern

Before i went into the army i had a Model Railroader magazine that had drawing of the IC 4-8-2 2600 class. Can anybody tell me what issue had this drawing in it. Gary

 

Gary, I model the IC in 1955.  I have a lot of photos of the 2600s.  What would you like to know about them?  I can email you photos if you need them.

 

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Posted by rrinker on Tuesday, February 05, 2019 5:14 PM

 All I've been able to find in MR are IC Pacifics, 2 classes of Mikes, a 2-4-4T commuter engine, and that's it as far as steam is concerned, up to 2007 anyway. Anything else is diesel. Might have been another magazine, or perhaps it was in the Cyclopedia. 

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Posted by IA and eastern on Tuesday, February 05, 2019 5:36 PM

It was late 40s or the 50s and the plan was an extra plan that was bonus and it was Model Railroader magazine. Gary

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Posted by dknelson on Wednesday, February 06, 2019 11:18 AM

I am unable to find published plans for the I.C. 4-8-2 in old Model Railroader magazines (or Railroad Model Craftsman either).  I used my old Stephenson index books (outdated of course for anything published after the mid 1980s but highly recommended as being in some ways more complete than the indexes MR publishes each year as well as the on-and-off online index on this website).

I did find that Trains magazine had a photo essay on the IC Mountains in July 1942.  And MR did publish plans for the IC 2-8-4 in December 1935 and the 2-10-2 in July 1938.

I remember those bonus plans -- the "plan packages" that MR would release now and then to update their old MR Cyclopedias (not the steam locomotive and diesel locomotive Cycs but the ones from the 1940s that would reprint just about every plan they'd publish, issued from time to time).  But those Cycs (and plan packages) were always reprints of already published plans, never newly appearing plans.  (And yes I checked the circa 1960 Steam Locomotive Cyclopedia and it does not have the IC 4-8-2).

Plan Package No. 2 does feature a drawing of a nice Western Pacific 4-8-2.

Sorry to come up empty for you.  

Dave Nelson

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