NWP Steam & off topic comment
"Ashley Rachel Pollard" <Ashley@...
From: Thomas Beutel <Thomas.Beutel@efi.com>[snip]
Bachmann's 4-4-0, IHC's 4-4-0, and Mantua'sI assume this is the Mantua #337008 in the Walthers 99 catalogue?
Do you also mean the Bachmann American type 4-4-0? A late 1800s design.
From: Nelson Kennedy <email@example.com>[snip]
I noted that member number 42 signed up this morning. The answer to life?I did like the original radio series, but IMHO he is not a great writer and
the last book rather pulled the rug out from under the raison d �tre of the
series. I hate that so much, froth, froth, foam, rant and rage <g>.
BTW trying to log on to the shared files and I keep getting a cookie error.
Queries that the date on my computer may be wrong. It isn't, I checked.
Though it might be something to do with being ahead of you guys in time
Ashley Rachel Pollard
Nelson Kennedy <nelsonk@...
At 22:01 11/05/99 +0100, Ashley Rachel Pollard wrote:
BTW trying to log on to the shared files and I keep getting a cookie error.I don't think that will be it, Ashley, 'cos I'm a further eleven or
twelve hours ahead of you and a full 22 hours ahead of the US Pacific coast
where I think Onelist is located. (My guess is Seattle, BTW) and I'm
accessing the shared files OK so long as I go in via the Onelist homepage
(member centre). I get the cookie error if I click on the URL to try to go
directly to the shared file. That posting was an experiment that didn't
BTW, I'm old enough to remember the original Ford Prefect.
Nelson Kennedy, Christchurch, New Zealand
Ferrymead Trams, 0 gauge NZR trains and a little Espee H0 are at:
Leonello Pesce <leo@...>
Ashley,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Mantua offers one style 4-6-0, but by changing sand domes,
headlight, stack and a few minor accessories, they offer
different named engines. #337008 is one of them. Otherwise
it is the same engine, boiler, frame and tender.
The Bachmann 4-4-0 is a late 1800's engine. Not having the
'99 catalog, I cannot say, but the '98 shows they offer the
two engines from the Promontory celebration.
[see http://www.media.utah.edu/medsol/UCME/g/GOLDENSPIKE.html ]
From: "Ashley Rachel Pollard" <Ashley@apnix.demon.co.uk>
jje corporation <zephyr03@...>
Leonello Pesce wrote:
The Bachmann 4-4-0 is the design inheritor of the 1960's AHM model,
which was originally based (rather accurately for the period) on the
Virginia & Truckee's "Reno" (IIRC 1872) - the primary problems being
ludicrously undersized tender and pilot truck wheels, which was probably
an engineering compromise for snaptrak curves. There have been a number
of cosmetic re-dos of this engine, beginning with AHM's own issuance of
the Genoa with balloon stack and wood tender (The Inyo was presented
with straight capped stack and oil-burning tender). The boilers of
these V&T engines were rather large for the time, and are way out of
proportion for 10-year older engines as were used at the Golden Spike
ceremony - but then it *is* Botchmann <g>