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Wayne Laepple

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double-header at Sandstone
« on: October 26, 2020, 11:44:32 AM »
Here's a nice video of some action at Sandstone in South Africa. It feature a two-foot gauge Baldwin Pacific (No. 61), about the same size as the SR&RL 2-6-2's, and a very early Garratt.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtrOxb1v5pM&feature=emb_title
« Last Edit: October 26, 2020, 05:17:50 PM by Wayne Laepple »

ALAIN DELASSUS

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Re: double-header at Sandstone
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2020, 12:07:57 PM »
Awsome ! Thanks for sharing the link.

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Re: double-header at Sandstone
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2020, 07:08:39 PM »
Amazing steam, and the panorama is stunning!

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Re: double-header at Sandstone
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2020, 08:02:21 PM »
The coal capacity in the Garratt seems very modest compared to the Pacific, even if the Pacific tender, unlike the Garratt, includes the water.

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Re: double-header at Sandstone
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2020, 10:11:50 AM »
From a fuel perspective, a Garratt is a tank engine, so you inevitably run into one of two problems: Either you need to limit fuel/water capacity for the sake of axle loading, or you add axles, which causes tractive effort to suffer once the fuel/water is gone.

Operationally, I suspect the problem of more frequent stops is much more tenable than the problem of drastically varying adhesive weight.