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Bunny,

You got to wonder if Kevin's going to try and sneak one in 'for the new baby boy'.

That is one nice looking model. Looks a lot better than the green one.
 

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I wonder aloud what the gear ratio is?
And, is there some sort of huge socket in the tender.......
 

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Posted By Curmudgeon on 12/08/2008 1:38 PM
I wonder aloud what the gear ratio is?
And, is there some sort of huge socket in the tender.......


TOC,

I don't know why you worry about the gear ratio.
Stan recently posted on the One-20point3 list that his K-27 had "power, excellent slow speed performance and the ability to operate at prototypical speeds". Even though there were a few cynics, several guys confirmed they were very happy with it.
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In any case, our RGSEast pal Roger had the prototype over for testing and made a few suggestions. He also suggested connectivity options for Airwire, not a huge socket, and temporarily fitted the receiver in a trailing car!

I refer you to the Spring Run, RGSNJS Division thread, where Jack mentions "Roger Cutter brought along Rich Yoder’s pre-production model of the East Broad Top Mikado No. 14 to give it a real work-out in an operational setting. It performs as good as it looks."
 

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Oh, I'm happy with it.
Don't get me wrong.

It fills a hole on my basement floor over in the corner with all the spare pieces of rolling stock stacked around it.

I go down once in a while, move boxes aside, and look at it, then put the boxes back.

Hopefully in the early new year, I will have a new gearbox for it and try it out again.

Wonder what the official explanation is for the articulated being 28:1.
 

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Getting back to the topic at hand...

Alas, Andy will have to wait for Accucraft's #12 to arrive. The powers that be would only approve the purchase of one version, and the live steam won out. The good news is that by the time the loco arrives, Andy will be able to run alongside it. Having said that, I won't complain should Santa carefully lower one down my chimney.

As for clearances, there's one tail track that I'll have to extend by a few inches so that the loco and a box car can clear it, but otherwise, there should be no problems.

Later,

K
 

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No good word on the Accucraft live steam EBT #12


Tom,
My last (aggravated) conversation with Cliff resulted in a word, but not a very good one. He said they are hoping to have the prototype next Sept at the NGC, so I'm guessing mid-2010 for the production version.

(Kevin - it took me a few minutes to figure out who 'Andy' was - no-one of that name had posted!)

And TOC - if you really want a loco with a great big gear ratio, check out the new Regner Shay, which not only has geared wheel drive, but has a reduction gear between the crankshaft and the drive shaft!
 

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Posted By Curmudgeon on 12/08/2008 1:38 PM
I wonder aloud what the gear ratio is?
And, is there some sort of huge socket in the tender.......


At last we know - there's some sort of huge socket on the engine!



Roger asked RY MOdels to make them easy to fit batteries and r/c, so there is a multi-pin plug/socket and pre-wiring between engine and tender.

There is also a sound cam on one axle, plus perforations for a speaker under the firebox. [Pics of the underside when I get time to turn it over and fit the trucks!] And even if the box says "green" it is definitely black.

Yes, it is now sitting on my [mantel] shelf:



Looking Good!

 
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