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I think I found my perfect streamliner for the SGRR

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Posted by OldEngineman on Friday, July 8, 2022 9:32 PM

The same seller on ebay also has the O scale version for $200 more...

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, July 8, 2022 8:25 PM

richhotrain
Kevin, why not buy that one on eBay?

I would never be able to bring myself to "destroy" that model to make it into a SGRR locomotive.

York1
If anyone hasn't yet, check Bear's photo.

Here is the prototype photograph:

What a beauty!

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Posted by York1 on Friday, July 8, 2022 7:03 PM

If anyone hasn't yet, check Bear's photo.

York1 John       

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Posted by Overmod on Friday, July 8, 2022 7:00 PM

SeeYou190
 
NVSRR
Russia did a lot of streamlining similar to that. 

That was my first thought. I have always loved Russia/Soviet version of the mid-century design

The 'poster child' in Russia with that appearance was Voroshilovgrad-built 2-3-2V 6998:

https://static.wikia.nocookie.net/locomotive/images/1/1e/Szd_6998_1.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20200531020320

which is notable for predating Kuhler's design by three years!

some people compare this with the India WP 'look' but that is as silly as Lionel calling a 3768-style K4s the 'Torpedo' - fastest locomotive in the world - when the obvious thing was S1 6100.

The locomotive Kuhler did for the B&O (if I recall, the first streamlining of 5804 in 1937; correct me if wrong) might have been an inspiration for the somewhat over-the-top penile expression of the Russian locomotive.

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Posted by richhotrain on Friday, July 8, 2022 6:18 AM

NVSRR

Russia did a lot of streamling similar to that.   could be one of those repainteed.    Southern did do a streamlined as a test if i recall.  somewhat similar to PRR k5 design. if I recall. 

Shane 

The listing says that it is brand new, imported by Precision Scale. Only 200 were produced according to the listing.

Rich

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Posted by richhotrain on Friday, July 8, 2022 6:16 AM

Kevin, why not buy that one on eBay? Sure, it is pricey, but you were going to spend a ton more for that used steam engine that you found in an antique store a few years back.

Rich

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Thursday, July 7, 2022 11:49 PM

NVSRR
Russia did a lot of streamling similar to that.

That was my first thought. I have always loved Russia/Soviet version of the mid-century design.

Being that SOUTHERN did it, it is plausible!

-Kevin

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Posted by "JaBear" on Thursday, July 7, 2022 11:10 PM

"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 NVSRR on Thursday, July 7, 2022 10:52 PM

Russia did a lot of streamling similar to that.   could be one of those repainteed.    Southern did do a streamlined as a test if i recall.  somewhat similar to PRR k5 design. if I recall.

 

Shane

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A realist sees a frieght train

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I think I found my perfect streamliner for the SGRR
Posted by SeeYou190 on Thursday, July 7, 2022 3:08 PM

This just showed up on eBay, and I had don't think I have seen this model before. I did not know the SOUTHERN has streamlined any of their 4-6-2 Pacifics.

What a beauty! I think this will be the inspiration for the streamlined locomotive I will build for my railroad.

I have a damaged USRA Light Mountain 4-8-2 I can use for the project. Mine will be a little bit larger.

Another one for the "ideas" file.

-Kevin

Living the dream and happily modeling my STRATTON AND GILLETTE Railroad in HO scale. The SGRR is a freelanced Class A railroad as it would have appeared on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954, in my personal fantasy world of plausible nonsense.

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