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Post  rsv1cox on Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:38 am

The Rivarossi Y6 Mallet is perhaps my favorite all-time engine being among the first HO locomotives that I ever bought. Got about six of them in all the road names that they made.

I tried it out for the first time on my "new" layout with 22, 20, and 18" curves, 3 reverse loops, and 20 switches. Expecting the worst I was surprised that it negotiated all curves, loops, and switches without losing the pilot truck once.

Emboldened, I added some cars with the same result but only on 22 and 20" tracks.

First four cars are loaded with aquarium "coal" and are quite heavy. The Y6 pulled them all with ease as expected.

Sorry, not a photographer.

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Post  ticomareado on Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:35 am

When you're finished putting tunnels, landscaping and buildings on the layout, run a Stuka down a zip line and have it drop M-80s all over the place.
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Post  rsv1cox on Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:55 am

ticomareado wrote:When you're finished putting tunnels, landscaping and buildings on the layout, run a Stuka down a zip line and have it drop M-80s all over the place.
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Thought about it Victor and at times during construction I would have done just that.  

But now I'm having too much fun just playing with the thing to even think about landscaping.  Added more cars, 20 in all including the caboose.  Y6 pulled them all.  Diesels in background nothing but wheel spin.  No friction tires.  American Railroads GG-1 did the job after initial wheel spin.

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Post  NEW222 on Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:36 pm

Quite the line of train and cars there Bob. Looks very nice.
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Post  dckrsn on Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:59 pm

Big Boy!
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Post  rsv1cox on Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:21 pm

dckrsn wrote:Big Boy!
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Pretty Big Boy.

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Post  Dave P. on Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:17 pm

That's beautiful Bob, just beautiful. A heck of a load to haul. Very impressive. I'd love to see it in person.
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Post  Mark Diedrichs on Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:20 pm

Check out this heavy metal beast from the past. The New York Central Niagara 484 loco. Scooped boiler water from a trough between the rails so it didn't have to stop for a refill. One of the last very unique steam engines of the era.Coal train out of West Virginia 20200211
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Post  63expert on Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:03 am

You need a 2-6-6-6 Allegheny !!!
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Post  rsv1cox on Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:16 am

63expert wrote:You need a 2-6-6-6 Allegheny !!!

Rivarossi never modelled the Allegheny, but if they did I would own one.  Love the articulateds.

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Post  rsv1cox on Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:22 am

Mark Diedrichs wrote:Check out this heavy metal beast from the past. The New York Central Niagara 484 loco. Scooped boiler water from a trough between the rails so it didn't have to stop for a refill. One of the last very unique steam engines of the era.Coal train out of West Virginia 20200211
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http://www.rivarossi-memory.it/ENGLISH_VERSION/Riva_American_Locos/Riva_FEF_4-8-4_Eng.htm

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Post  getback on Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:40 am

Very Impressive Trains Bob , You don't do video do U ? I have been waiting Shocked Glad to hear your having a blast running the system! Is all wired for action now ? This Site Rocks! Crossing Train Train
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Post  rsv1cox on Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:55 am

getback wrote:Very Impressive Trains Bob , You don't do video do U ? I have been waiting Shocked  Glad to hear your having a blast running the system! Is all wired for action now ? This Site Rocks! Crossing Train Train

No video Eric, involves youtube and I don't go there.

Lot's of fun running trains through the loops and switches but a challenge for my addled brain. Got to face landscaping sometime but I have no clue how to do it. I'm good on the electrical/mechanical parts but when it comes to creativity I'm lost.
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Post  getback on Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:13 am

These people have a lot of good tips and you don't have to join for alot of them https://www.modelrailroadacademy.com/videos/all/# Train
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Post  Kim on Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:00 am

rsv1cox wrote:
Mark Diedrichs wrote:Check out this heavy metal beast from the past. The New York Central Niagara 484 loco. Scooped boiler water from a trough between the rails so it didn't have to stop for a refill. One of the last very unique steam engines of the era.Coal train out of West Virginia 20200211
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http://www.rivarossi-memory.it/ENGLISH_VERSION/Riva_American_Locos/Riva_FEF_4-8-4_Eng.htm

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So this looks like a good spot for a question I've had for a while---The sheet metal "shields" on either side of the engine's front...are they for protecting other trains/cars/passengers from it's heat when the train is in station? Some steam locomotives have them, others don't. Inquiring minds want to know???!!!!!

This is a great thread by the way!
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Post  rsv1cox on Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:09 am

Kim wrote:
rsv1cox wrote:
Mark Diedrichs wrote:Check out this heavy metal beast from the past. The New York Central Niagara 484 loco. Scooped boiler water from a trough between the rails so it didn't have to stop for a refill. One of the last very unique steam engines of the era.Coal train out of West Virginia 20200211
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http://www.rivarossi-memory.it/ENGLISH_VERSION/Riva_American_Locos/Riva_FEF_4-8-4_Eng.htm

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So this looks like a good spot for a question I've had for a while---The sheet metal "shields" on either side of the engine's front...are they for protecting other trains/cars/passengers from it's heat when the train is in station?  Some steam locomotives have them, others don't.  Inquiring minds want to know???!!!!!

This is a great thread by the way!

Smoke deflectors (also known as smoke baffles, smoke lifting plates, and/or "elephant ears") are metal plates that are attached to the sides of the smoke box on a steam locomotive. In the first half of the 1800s, the trains had very tall chimneys. There was no problem with the smoke. But when trains became larger; new lower, stronger bridges were built (not just for trains). This meant that tall chimneys were no longer an option.
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Post  Kim on Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:22 am

rsv1cox wrote:
Kim wrote:
rsv1cox wrote:
Mark Diedrichs wrote:Check out this heavy metal beast from the past. The New York Central Niagara 484 loco. Scooped boiler water from a trough between the rails so it didn't have to stop for a refill. One of the last very unique steam engines of the era.Coal train out of West Virginia 20200211
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http://www.rivarossi-memory.it/ENGLISH_VERSION/Riva_American_Locos/Riva_FEF_4-8-4_Eng.htm

Coal train out of West Virginia Fef10

So this looks like a good spot for a question I've had for a while---The sheet metal "shields" on either side of the engine's front...are they for protecting other trains/cars/passengers from it's heat when the train is in station?  Some steam locomotives have them, others don't.  Inquiring minds want to know???!!!!!

This is a great thread by the way!

Smoke deflectors (also known as smoke baffles, smoke lifting plates, and/or "elephant ears") are metal plates that are attached to the sides of the smoke box on a steam locomotive. In the first half of the 1800s, the trains had very tall chimneys. There was no problem with the smoke. But when trains became larger; new lower, stronger bridges were built (not just for trains). This meant that tall chimneys were no longer an option.

Well OK then!!!!!!!! Never thought about smoke being involved! Cool !!!
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Post  63expert on Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:21 am

Kim wrote:
rsv1cox wrote:
Kim wrote:
rsv1cox wrote:
Mark Diedrichs wrote:Check out this heavy metal beast from the past. The New York Central Niagara 484 loco. Scooped boiler water from a trough between the rails so it didn't have to stop for a refill. One of the last very unique steam engines of the era.Coal train out of West Virginia 20200211
Old Bugger

http://www.rivarossi-memory.it/ENGLISH_VERSION/Riva_American_Locos/Riva_FEF_4-8-4_Eng.htm

Coal train out of West Virginia Fef10

So this looks like a good spot for a question I've had for a while---The sheet metal "shields" on either side of the engine's front...are they for protecting other trains/cars/passengers from it's heat when the train is in station?  Some steam locomotives have them, others don't.  Inquiring minds want to know???!!!!!

This is a great thread by the way!

Smoke deflectors (also known as smoke baffles, smoke lifting plates, and/or "elephant ears") are metal plates that are attached to the sides of the smoke box on a steam locomotive. In the first half of the 1800s, the trains had very tall chimneys. There was no problem with the smoke. But when trains became larger; new lower, stronger bridges were built (not just for trains). This meant that tall chimneys were no longer an option.

Well OK then!!!!!!!!  Never thought about smoke being involved!  Cool !!!


The hottest part of the locomotive is the firebox, which is visible just forward of the cab and includes the large angled plates you see.
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Post  rsv1cox on Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:20 pm

PBS This Old House/New Yankee Workshop.  Norm Abrams could knock that out in a few days.

But, my reality:

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Disassembled locomotives...…………….in need of repair.  The most complex product that Cox ever produced pales in comparison.  I do not know how those Italian workers  (mostly women) ever got all those tiny parts to go together.  

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Post  Marleysky on Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:40 pm

rsv1cox wrote:PBS This Old House/New Yankee Workshop.  Norm Abrams could knock that out in a few days.


Go for it Fred.  What's a finger or two.

lol! lol! lol!    HEY, Stumpy!!

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Post  getback on Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:26 am

I keep forgetting you have HO scale man that would make for soom really small parts ; BUT i can tell ur haven a blast doing the repairs and learning all about these babys Train
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Post  fredvon4 on Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:15 am

Bobs link above 13 seconds has this up next.....fascinating video.....long

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Post  rsv1cox on Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:46 am

fredvon4 wrote:Bobs link above 13 seconds has this up next.....fascinating video.....long

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9s0-HzOsYo

Amazing Fred. Got through the first 10 minutes, will get the rest later. Lunch time!

Dedicated building. Boggles the mind regarding the planning and execution of that. Laying the track alone...…..didn't happen over night. Wonder if the original German was translated to English through a computer.

Excuse me while I go throw rocks at my layout then eat lunch.

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