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30 inch gauge Baldwins in Brazil
« on: December 12, 2008, 07:24:10 AM »
Ran across this link on the Narrow Gauge Discussion site ( www.ngdiscussion.net ). Check out the roundhouse full of 2-foot, 6-inch gauge Baldwins... photos were taken in 2001.
http://www.internationalsteam.co.uk/trains/brazil18.htm


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Re: 30 inch gauge Baldwins in Brazil
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2008, 08:18:20 AM »
Very nice looking outside Frame Baldwin. Wouldn't take to much to make look like a Mainer.
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Re: 30 inch gauge Baldwins in Brazil
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2008, 09:40:28 AM »
Exactly! Look at that headlight...it's almost the same diameter as the smokebox!

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Re: 30 inch gauge Baldwins in Brazil
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2008, 05:45:02 PM »
The rail appears on the small side too...35 to 40 lb? More pics can be found here: http://www.barkah.org/Travelogues/Brazil/Train/index.html


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Re: 30 inch gauge Baldwins in Brazil
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2008, 06:44:23 PM »
It looks like this engine was originally a wood burner, but I think it's oil fired now.

And check out that whistle!!

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Re: 30 inch gauge Baldwins in Brazil
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2008, 08:19:02 PM »
The rail appears on the small side too...35 to 40 lb? More pics can be found here: http://www.barkah.org/Travelogues/Brazil/Train/index.html


Wow. Cool engine! :o But was this engine a baldwin built like the 2-6-2 #24? If yes then I wish one day in the future for this engine to be shiped to the USA to become WW&F 2-6-2 #24!  :o :) ;) :)
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Re: 30 inch gauge Baldwins in Brazil
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2008, 08:27:19 PM »
It's a ten-wheeler, not a 2-6-2. It would require a massive modification of its frame to become something it isn't. And the WW&F's 2-6-2 was no. 6.

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Re: 30 inch gauge Baldwins in Brazil
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2008, 08:52:15 PM »
Opps! I mean 2-6-2 #6!   :o :-[ :)
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Re: 30 inch gauge Baldwins in Brazil
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2008, 06:30:56 PM »
THIS is a real beauty...


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Re: 30 inch gauge Baldwins in Brazil
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2008, 09:37:52 PM »
 :o :o :o :o :o Awsome! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: 30 inch gauge Baldwins in Brazil
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2008, 10:32:22 PM »
The tender on this little beauty is quite fascinating. It appears to have a single fixed axle beneath the front (fuel space) and a swiveling four wheel truck under the rear (water space). One assumes the water is heavier than the fuel.

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Re: 30 inch gauge Baldwins in Brazil
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2008, 12:39:58 AM »
Got to love those 4-4-0's! There awsome! ;) ;D
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Re: 30 inch gauge Baldwins in Brazil
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2008, 01:11:43 AM »
Take a closer look, Wayne. If I'm not mistaken, (assuming you meen the green #42 shown on the turntable,) that tender has two conventional style swivel trucks. You can see the loading spring of the lead truck if you look carefully enough.
(Of course, I say this after having taken a seccond and THIRD look myself to be sure, with respects to Matt.  ;) )

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Re: 30 inch gauge Baldwins in Brazil
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2008, 01:13:30 AM »
I just knew that you were going to say that Pete! :D ;D
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