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norman

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« on: November 22, 2010, 01:34:23 AM »

Dear Mr. Bachmann:

Here is a link to locos similar to the Bachmann Indy:

http://www.cplerr.com/engineroster.html

Note how the boiler is low slung. The Bachmann Indy boiler sits too high.

Can you produce a follow up to the Indy with a low slung boiler, one steam dome, one sand dome, cow catcher, diamond stack, oil burner headlamp, cab with side windows of equal length?

Can you build this Indy follow up at the same scale as the present Indy?
You cab use the existing Indy tender and existing Indy drive.
You only need to create a new cab and boiler.  Maybe shrink the driver diameter.

Is this too much to ask?

Thank you

Norman

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samevans


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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2010, 01:59:21 PM »

I cannot find them at the moment but I do have photos of plantation locos of the Indy type with higher pitched boilers.  If I can find them will post links here
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samevans


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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2010, 02:40:32 PM »

http://www.steamlocomotive.info/onephoto.cfm?display=260

Found one
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James

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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2010, 12:26:32 PM »

Several years ago I was in Pioche (pronounced Pee-oach) NV.  There is an Indy 2-6-0 in a park near the Court House/County Seat/Sheriff's Office  (NV's million dollar County Seat location  from the 1800's).  I shot pictures of it and sent copies to Backmann (Bud Reece I believe).  The engine was in poor shape and could use some T.L.C.  It is almost identical to the Bachmann model.

James
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samevans


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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2010, 12:13:08 PM »

Several years ago I was in Pioche (pronounced Pee-oach) NV.  There is an Indy 2-6-0 in a park near the Court House/County Seat/Sheriff's Office  (NV's million dollar County Seat location  from the 1800's).  I shot pictures of it and sent copies to Backmann (Bud Reece I believe).  The engine was in poor shape and could use some T.L.C.  It is almost identical to the Bachmann model.


I think this is it  http://www.steamlocomotive.info/vlocomotive.cfm?Display=889  which is said to be an ALCO

The Pioche loco is Chicago & North Western RR No. 279

But  see also http://www.fennimore.com/railmuseum/  Which is said to be a DAVENPORT

The Fennimore loco seems to be a 'ringer'

See also http://www.mcrwy.com/collectn/woodfrt/cnw10.html.  IIRC RMC recently had plans of this boxcar.

See also http://www.fennimore.com/railmuseum/train-gallery.php for photo of 279 in 1912

and  for models of the C & NW Dinky see here

http://s998.photobucket.com/albums/af102/cardinalsleeping/Model%20railroad/.

and here

 http://www.mylargescale.com/Community/Forums/tabid/56/aff/8/aft/113792/afv/topic/Default.aspx
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« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2010, 12:51:54 PM »


PS This IS a Porter
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jpipkin

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« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2010, 10:57:11 PM »

Check this out:  http://mainetwofooters.fotopic.net/p22466994.html
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samevans


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« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2010, 08:24:23 AM »


Apparently this is the loco now at Fenimore and is a re-built Davenport 0-4-2 re built by the Godchaux Plantation for use in its cane fields..

Can Mr Bachmann tell us which prototype was used/ inspected, in the designing of the Indy?
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Kevin Strong


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« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2010, 12:50:16 PM »

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Can Mr Bachmann tell us which prototype was used/ inspected, in the designing of the Indy?
The industrial 2-6-0 was a re-invention of Bachmann's 2-4-2 "Columbia," which was itself based on a rather diminutive but still extant Hawaiian plantation loco. (Hawaii Ry #5, now operating in Connecticut.)

Later,

K
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samevans


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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2010, 01:38:14 PM »

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Can Mr Bachmann tell us which prototype was used/ inspected, in the designing of the Indy?
The industrial 2-6-0 was a re-invention of Bachmann's 2-4-2 "Columbia," which was itself based on a rather diminutive but still extant Hawaiian plantation loco. (Hawaii Ry #5, now operating in Connecticut.)

Later,

K

But was presumably inspired by a loco or 2 which are still extant?
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samevans


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« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2010, 03:32:31 PM »

If anyone wants to check out the dimensions of the Indy here are 4 sources for drawings of similar looking locos.

All Narrow Gauge & Short Line Gazette

1988 Jul/Aug p50 Godchaux No 6, rebuilt Davenport, ex Edaville now at Fenimore WI, C & NW 'Dinky' museum.
1989 Mar/Apr p50 ex C & NW No 279, Alco now at Pioche NV
1991 Sep/Oct p50 United Fruit Porter
1996 May/Jun p 50 Godchaux No 4 Baldwin
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« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2010, 05:00:10 PM »

Any one have oa Height for indy plus cab dimensions?

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