Marc Horovitz is Wrong. (IMO)

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Re: Marc Horovitz is Wrong. (IMO) .

Post by dudeface » Mon Dec 04, 2023 5:26 am

Besides, I don't know if I can change the name for the entire subject.

Yes, the OP can. You need to go back to the very first post in this thread and edit it by changing the "Subject".
However, with a long rambling thread like this one, you run the risk of folks not finding it again.
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In search of the ugliest train

Post by drewzero1 » Mon Dec 04, 2023 6:33 am

Some talented modelers do seem to be making it about garden railways, though. (It followed us to the forum... can we keep it?)


To keep the conversation on track, here's an early American loco that seems to fit the bill:
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I always wondered why early toy trains often looked so spindly and had smokestacks of comical proportions. Turns out the real ones did too!
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Re: Marc Horovitz is Wrong. (IMO)

Post by GAP » Mon Dec 04, 2023 7:05 am

drewzero1 wrote: Mon Dec 04, 2023 5:13 am
dudeface wrote: Mon Dec 04, 2023 5:00 am Should we continue this thread or start a new one under Off-Topic?
As far as I can tell it's on topic or close enough, but maybe we could change the name to "In search of the ugliest train" or something more generic like that? I don't know who Marc Horovitz is and don't want to wish him ill, but I'm enjoying the general conversation. Maybe a mod or other experienced member has a suggestion... I'm still pretty new here myself and still getting the hang of the way we do things. :silent:
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Re: Marc Horovitz is Wrong. (IMO) .

Post by philipy » Mon Dec 04, 2023 7:17 am

dudeface wrote: Mon Dec 04, 2023 5:26 am Besides, I don't know if I can change the name for the entire subject.
Yes, the OP can. You need to go back to the very first post in this thread and edit it by changing the "Subject".
However, with a long rambling thread like this one, you run the risk of folks not finding it again.
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Re: In search of the ugliest train

Post by dudeface » Mon Dec 04, 2023 3:31 pm

drewzero1 wrote: Mon Dec 04, 2023 6:33 am
I always wondered why early toy trains often looked so spindly and had smokestacks of comical proportions. Turns out the real ones did too!
Much of the reason for the spindliness would have been to allow them to sell for ridiculously cheap prices, around $20 in today's money for a live steam loco.
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Post by dudeface » Thu Dec 07, 2023 12:45 am

drewzero1 wrote: Mon Dec 04, 2023 6:33 am To keep the conversation on track, here's an early American loco that seems to fit the bill:
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What is this one? You don't see many American 2-2-2's. Kinda looks like a "storkleg" toy but with a trailing axle.
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Re: In search of the ugliest train

Post by drewzero1 » Thu Dec 07, 2023 4:25 am

dudeface wrote: Thu Dec 07, 2023 12:45 am What is this one? You don't see many American 2-2-2's. Kinda looks like a "storkleg" toy but with a trailing axle.
It appears to be the Cumberland Valley Railroad's "Pioneer" of 1851: https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/nmah_875724

Surprisingly, made it into preservation!

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Post by dudeface » Thu Dec 07, 2023 5:27 am

It seems like it might make a fairly decent looking 2-2-0 tender loco!
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Post by ge_rik » Thu Dec 07, 2023 9:13 am

I did a quick search on 2-2-2 locos

https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/Ca ... ocomotives

I hadn't realised there were so many variants

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Post by drewzero1 » Tue Dec 12, 2023 5:50 pm

The Belpaire locomotive:
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Though a forward-thinking design with the cab-forward layout, it sure isn't the prettiest thing on rails.

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Post by dudeface » Tue Dec 12, 2023 6:14 pm

This must be the ugliest one yet.
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Post by GAP » Tue Dec 12, 2023 8:20 pm

dudeface wrote: Tue Dec 12, 2023 6:14 pm This must be the ugliest one yet.
I don't know the hand rails add to the aesthetics a certain je ne sais quoi
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Post by dudeface » Thu Dec 14, 2023 5:49 am

I guess I missed this.... This is what I was getting all mad about! :oops: :oops:
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Post by dudeface » Wed Dec 20, 2023 2:00 pm

Now isn't this a beauty......?? :lol: :lol:
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Post by Peter Butler » Wed Dec 20, 2023 2:45 pm

I love it Miles, especially the curtains! So, is it a 0-4-2 or a 2-4-0?... Which end is the front?
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Post by ge_rik » Wed Dec 20, 2023 3:26 pm

In like the gazebo on the back (or front)

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Post by dudeface » Wed Dec 20, 2023 3:44 pm

Peter Butler wrote: Wed Dec 20, 2023 2:45 pm I love it Miles, especially the curtains! So, is it a 0-4-2 or a 2-4-0?... Which end is the front?
An 0-4-2, with driver and fireman on the open part on the front I think, based on the direction of that horn.

Edit: That could be a tube for communication between the two ends, whatever that's called.
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Post by dudeface » Wed Dec 20, 2023 5:58 pm

I wonder if it's some kind of inspection vehicle, with the passenger compartment being for the crew.
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Post by GAP » Wed Dec 20, 2023 8:27 pm

dudeface wrote: Wed Dec 20, 2023 3:44 pm
Peter Butler wrote: Wed Dec 20, 2023 2:45 pm I love it Miles, especially the curtains! So, is it a 0-4-2 or a 2-4-0?... Which end is the front?
An 0-4-2, with driver and fireman on the open part on the front I think, based on the direction of that horn.

Edit: That could be a tube for communication between the two ends, whatever that's called.
Speaking tube, still used on ships to this day.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speaking_tube
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Post by Peter Butler » Wed Dec 20, 2023 9:19 pm

dudeface wrote: Wed Dec 20, 2023 5:58 pm I wonder if it's some kind of inspection vehicle, with the passenger compartment being for the crew.
My guess would be for transporting the Chief Inspector and/or important guests of a fairly modest railway.
A little further up the scale of importance would be the Viceroy of India during Victorian days of The Raj. This is the vehicle I have wanted to build more than any other for many years but always chickened out!...
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