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P2 Locomotive Company and related matters

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by class8mikado, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. S.A.C. Martin

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    Afraid not! But I of course see why you would say that ;)
     
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    It really is a runt of the litter A3.
     
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    Why, please enlighten me ?

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    Beauty is I guess in the eye of the beer holder, but Drummond designed a series of more or less ungainly-looking 4-6-0s, which shared the similar aesthetic of outside cylinders set well behind the bogie driving the middle axle; and inside cylinders set well forward driving the leading axle.

    They were called various names; "turkey" being one of the politer ones (presumably because they were seen as complete turkeys; or maybe because they gobbled coal).

    [​IMG]

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    Initially, cylinders mounted behind the bogie. Also, it's an unattractive side view, proportion seems all out of kilter, to me.
    Pat
     
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    Ha ha! Posted in the same spirit as the OP.
     
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    I always had and still do, have high regard for "old" handrawn 3D exploded drawings and their artists/draughtsman. Modern CAD is a lot more "easier". The illustrator in my old design office was a fine cartoonist too....many hilarious cartoons circulated about senior management and their foibles. Happy days....
     
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    Ah yes, the Eagle. Always looked forward to getting that as a kid.

    A few Christmases ago, my sister bought me an 'Eagle Annual', not a genuine one but a modern composite reproduction. One of the useful 'how to' articles told kids how to cast their own lead soldiers . . . Definitely different days!
     
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    I too love the traditional cutaway drawings, they are excellent, and also educational. I must say though, the CAD rendering on the P2 website almost looks like it's been made of real components! Turned brass kylchap fittings, anyone?

    Richard.
     
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    All my Eagle Annuals were passed on but I’ve still got my copy of the Eagle Book of Trains compiled by the renowned C J Allen, my first Railway book

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    Somewhere amongst my extensive book collection, I have a small booklet containing 7 or 8 clear cellophane pages, each leaf showing more internal detail of an EE Type 4 (class 40) diesel. It was produced in the 1960s, and I can't remember if it was an official BR publication or not. When I get time, I'll unearth it and have a look again. I don't know if this was one of a series or not, or if there were similar books covering steam locos - I've never come across another as yet.

    Richard.
     
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    Keyboard could do with a clean :)
     
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    Well spotted, it’s the one that belongs to the old computer, very rarely used now
     
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    View attachment 58542 View attachment 58543
    I think this is the one you mean, I can’t remember where I got mine, could have been at an open day at Crewe

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    I think it was produced by BR, I’ve never seen anything similar
     
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