Original design Pacific

This early design build prior to 2004 had a number of unique features. Unfortunately these unique features do not outweigh the advantages of the "new style" Pacific with the new "prime mover" modular motor block, all metal rod gear, and an improved smoke unit.

There was power pickup from the pilot truck and trailing truck, and from each axle (1 wheel) on the tender, as well as the drivers.

The loco had puffing smoke, and smoke from the cylinders. This did not work that great, and was not that reliable.

There were lights in the firebox.

All pictures courtesy R.J. DeBerg

Motor Block:

The motor block pre-dates the current "prime mover" design. The wheels seem to be made of something else too, not as good as the current metal.

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The wheels have a pin that keeps them from slipping on the axles (wish this was true with the new locos)

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Wiring:

The picture below shows some of the electrical connections with the boiler removed. 

Below, the smoke box is removed. This loco has been modified by R.J. Deberg to use the new style "prime mover" smoke unit.

 

Below, you can see the modification RJ made to the smokebox to accommodate the new smoke unit. Notice the tubes with springs in them to bring smoke down to the cylinders:

 

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