Steam car

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Alcomotive

Grandson of ALCO Bldr
Anyone have one of these? I bought this and another unit years ago thought they would be great on the layout whenever I get it built this winter. The details is pretty darn good!
 

NYC_George

Well-Known Member
I think it will make a nice addition for anyone modeling a RR that used the cars. Unfortunately the New York Central didn't use them. The central used E7 & 8's for long distance trips with each engine having 2 steam generators and water expansion tanks which will get you 10 hours of steam. Sixteen hour trip from Grand Central to Chicago, 2 E8's on the head end equals 20 hour of steam. The F7 family of engines had 1 steam generator. Any RR using them for long distance trips will need the cars.

George
 

Iron Horseman

Well-Known Member
Anyone have one of these? I bought this and another unit years ago thought they would be great on the layout whenever I get it built this winter. The details is pretty darn good!
I have a Northern Pacific unit I purchased a long time ago. It has never left its box. I am not certain NP ever actually had any like this. I think they used steam locomotive tenders for their steam generators.
 




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