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Amazing live steam model of an Y6b

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Amazing live steam model of an Y6b
Posted by Marc_Magnus on Saturday, April 13, 2013 3:35 PM

This model is showed every year at the Dortmund toy fair in Deutchland.

I visit this toy fair and can resist to give a visit to this masterpiece each year.

I share some picture of it.

It's a live steam model of an Y6b of the N&W build by a duitser between 1998 and around 2010.

Its not a model but really a reduction of the real thing, running on 71/4 track gauge, featuring all axle suspended, tender trucks really working whith springs, working steam dual air compressor, working air brake, steam injector, steam generator,  lubrificating system, roller bearing and the N&W system booster allowing high pressure steam going to the light pressure cylinder for more power when starting and at low speed.

This small monster wheight 225 kg whithout tender, has an around 110 horse power and 7dm²  of fire area.

In the same group an N&W class "A" following the same level is in construction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by yankee flyer on Saturday, April 13, 2013 6:11 PM

Hi

That is real model building. Absolutely mind blowing.   Bow

Thanks for sharing.

Lee

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Posted by "JaBear" on Sunday, April 14, 2013 3:50 AM

Gidday, I know I'm wrong, but that's what I'd call "a work of art".Thanks for sharing Marc.

Cheers, the Bear.

"One difference between pessimists and optimists is that while pessimists are more often right, optimists have far more fun."

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Posted by BigJim on Monday, April 15, 2013 8:13 PM

OK, what am I missing here?

 

Check out the tender truck. Looks like three axles on one side and only two on the other.

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Posted by JamesP on Monday, April 15, 2013 9:33 PM

Marc_Magnus

This small monster weight 225 kg without tender, has an around 110 horse power and 7dm²  of fire area.

This is a beautiful model, very nice craftsmanship!

Perhaps the different trucks on the front of the tender can be chalked up to pictures taken at different times?  The OP said that he looks at it every year, so it is likely a work in progress.  The small 4 wheel truck may have been a stand-in until the proper 3 axle trucks could be built.  That is, of course, conjecture on my part.

However impressive the locomotive, I don't believe it is capable of delivering 110 horsepower.  Perhaps a decimal point got misplaced - 11 HP would be closer to reasonable, although it would still be a stellar performer at that - or maybe that number is supposed to be the boiler pressure - 110 psi, perhaps (which is roughly equal to 750 kpa).

Regardless, that still doesn't take anything away from this amazing project!  Thank you for sharing the pictures.

 - James

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Posted by Marc_Magnus on Thursday, April 18, 2013 2:23 PM

JamesP
Perhaps the different trucks on the front of the tender can be chalked up to pictures taken at different times?  The OP said that he looks at it every year, so it is likely a work in progress.  The small 4 wheel truck may have been a stand-in until the proper 3 axle trucks could be built.  That is, of course, conjecture on my part.

Yes You have right, the pictures I share to this post where taken between 2010 and 2013, so some things were upgrated like the tender trucks, but also the working air brake system and the power booster.

I am sure about the 110 horse power, and try to find a picture  of the specification chart which is showed on one of the picture. Yes as far as I remenber the boiler pressure is quite hight for such a model, but follow the N&W practice. ( in European measure a real Y6 was around 21kg x cm²)

The fire surface is also great for a model,  7dm² and a dm² is a square of nearly 4"x4"

If interested, it exist some video on You tube of the loco running in Deutchland.

The first effort in building the class A whith the same level of features could be also found in You tube.

It's a real pleasure to share these pictures, thank you.

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Posted by JamesP on Thursday, April 18, 2013 10:11 PM

Marc, thank you for the additional information on the pictures and model.  If you find it, I would be interested in seeing a photo of the specification chart.  It is a very impressive project!

Thank you,

James

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Posted by Rastafarr on Sunday, April 21, 2013 8:44 PM

The pinnacle of modelmaking. How could you top that? Wow!!

Streamlined steam, oh, what a dream!!

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