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Geared Steam Locomotives

Discussion in 'Loco Suggestions & Proposals' started by trainplayer2019, Mar 31, 2020.

  1. trainplayer2019

    trainplayer2019 New Member

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    I have been interested in geared locomotives for a bit and I think that there should be a geared locomotive in TS
     
  2. Cat

    Cat Well-Known Member

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    Do you mean Rack and Pinion used on steep inclines?
     
  3. JJTimothy

    JJTimothy Well-Known Member

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    It's a different way of transmitting the power- I think the pistons drive a crankshaft that drives the axles via gears. They're typically quite slow but the mechanism gives them a high tractive effort. Shay loco's might be the best known types used on logging railways and the like.

    "...drives the axles via geeks." How did I miss that?
     
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  4. Blacknred81

    Blacknred81 Well-Known Member

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    Roaring Camp in Felton, Ca has a good example of all 3 main types of geared locomotives. Shay, Climax, and Heisler. Though the Climax still needs restoration.

    Dixiana #1 (2-truck Shay)
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    Tuolumne #2 (2-truck Heisler)
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    #5 Bloomsburg (2-Truck Climax)
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    #6 Daisy (2-Truck Shay)
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    #7 Sonora (3-Truck Shay)
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  5. Railmaster97

    Railmaster97 New Member

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    I want a Heisler like the No. 2 in the pics. I'd love to have an HO scale model of it, too.
     
  6. jedi247

    jedi247 Well-Known Member

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    Three words: Cass Scenic Railroad. This tourist railroad would be awesome. We could get the Shay steam locos, the Heisler, and the Climax.
     
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  7. DTG Jamie

    DTG Jamie Staff Member

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    Interesting choice of locomotive, why do you like this style of locomotive? and what class of the type is your favourite, trainplayer2019?
     

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