WWI 60cm Trench Equipment

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Re: WWI 60cm Trench Equipment

Postby steamer69 » Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:20 am

Thanks Aa3rt,
I had been looking at the RMI stuff. They make great models, and I think it wouldn't be too hard to modify one of their 2-6-2 frames to make it a 2-6-2t like the ALCO and Baldwins that were over there. From the response here, I am guessing that no one knows of any other 1 to 1 scale equipment out there. I had hoped that someone would know of some that had been saved, but it looks like it's all gone....too bad. Oh well, I guess it's time to start playing the lottery... :-D
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Re: WWI 60cm Trench Equipment

Postby Aa3rt » Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:49 am

Here are some Youtube videos from WWI showing both standard and narrow gauge equipment in use by the US Army in France, the first is silent, the second narrated. Some rare scenes here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTL3Pl13QVQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvx5zxtIXLE
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Re: WWI 60cm Trench Equipment

Postby CarterB » Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:15 pm

The 0-6-0T and 2-6-2T locos burned coal, but where were the coal bunkers? One of the 'tanks' on sides of loco for water other for coal??
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Re: WWI 60cm Trench Equipment

Postby steamer69 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:08 pm

I just got the drawings for the 2-6-2t engines, and both of the tanks were for water. The coal was held in the small bunker behind the cab. On the Baldwins, they could carry 476 Gal of water and 1,700 lbs of coal. The vulcans had bigger water tanks as they extended all the way to the cab, and were not as to heavy as the Baldwins.
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Re: WWI 60cm Trench Equipment

Postby CarterB » Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:49 pm

Bet those locos couldn't go very far without refueling. How did they manage this in "trench warfare"?
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Re: WWI 60cm Trench Equipment

Postby Aa3rt » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:12 am

I happened across this photo from Ft. Benning today of some 2 foot gauge trench equipment:

http://railga.com/ondispl/fortbenloco.html
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Re: WWI 60cm Trench Equipment

Postby steamer69 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:48 am

I love that video. I've seen it before. Cool railroad. Too bad it's all gone.
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