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East Carolina RR Consolidation #50

6,542 wb54  7 days ago
Auto Credit Based on wb54's East Carolina RR Consolidation #50

A fictional consolidation 2-8-0 with functioning drive rods and pistons.
Thanks to @Avro683Lancaster for getting the timing gear to work

Unfortunately the model is not compatible with the train mod as I made its gauge a little too wide and it tends to run over the guide rails instead of being guided.

The East Carolina Railway did exist but I did not know this when I chose the fictional road name for my fictional locomotive. So I altered the name to be East Carolina Rail Road instead of Railway.

Brief History of the Type

The 2-8-0 in Whyte notation was born from previous 0-8-0 switcher locomotives. The first true consolidation was built for the Lehigh and Mahanoy Railroad in 1866 and had a two wheel pony truck in front of the eight drivers. This borrowed from the earlier 2-6-0 Mogul type.

The type was most commonly found hauling heavy mainline drag freight trains "impressive loads at unimpressive speeds", but as newer more powerful types began to emerge such as the 2-10-0 decapod and 2-8-2 mikado, the consolidation was pushed into switching like the 0-8-0's before it.

The Southern Pacific and Pensilvania operated the largest fleets of consolidations in the US but the type was also very popular in other countries. In total around 23,000 consolidations were built in the USA and an unknown amount in other countries such as Australia, Great Britain and South Africa.

About The Locomotive (fictional)

The East Carolina Railroad was a shortline that ran between Charleston SC and Edenton NC where it interchanged with the PRR. Due to the increasing demand for faster service between ports and the weight of the trains, EastC placed an order for five consolidations in 1922. What Alco delivered was unlike any consolidation before. The loco's numbered 50 to 55 had large drivers and the drive rods connected to the second wheel set. These changes were to increase the speed of the type and they brought the top speed up to 85Mph. However these changes made the loco's less useful for shunting and so when the EastC purchased six ex Frisco USRA light 4-8-2 mountains in 1936, the old consolidations were pushed into early retirement.

Controls

  • Throttle: Cutoff and Regulator (controls the speed of the pistons) DON'T Throttle up to quickly, go to 30% first then once the train is moving go to 50% then 100%
  • Roll: Steering (clunky but necessary)
  • LandingGear: Train Brake (release before going anywhere)
  • Brake: Independent Brake (stops pistons)
  • VTOL: Water Injection (purely cosmetic)
  • Trim: Boiler Pressure (just for fun)
  • AG1: Headlight
  • AG2: Whistle

Glossy Pictures

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Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor East Carolina RR Consolidation #50
  • This plane has been featured
  • Created On Mac
  • Wingspan 14.5ft (4.4m)
  • Length 89.1ft (27.2m)
  • Height 18.8ft (5.7m)
  • Empty Weight 48,735lbs (22,106kg)
  • Loaded Weight 48,735lbs (22,106kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading -439,839.3lbs/ft2 (-2,147,483.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 0.0ft2 (0.0m2)
  • Drag Points 34737

Parts

  • Number of Parts 1796
  • Control Surfaces 0

Required Mods

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    Version 1.1 (2/21/2019 6:19:11 PM)
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    6,542 wb54

    @squideater56 Sorry but I might not build this particular loco, but now that you've given me the idea, i might do an articulated locomotive.

    5 hours ago
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    375 derek123

    I can’t download, take away mod please

    6 hours ago
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    2,328 squideater56

    @wb54 try to make the ATSF 3000. i got a base idea of how it works built, just let me know and i can give it to you

    18 hours ago
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    285 gabr8be

    Thanks @AWESOMENESS360

    2 days ago
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    38.4k Awsomur

    RailfanEthan:
    Are you challenging me?!

    3 days ago
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    6,542 wb54

    @squideater56 No guarantee that it will get built but i'm up for ideas

    3 days ago
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    2,328 squideater56

    @wb54 bro mind if i make a request of a type of train you should make as your next project? tag me back if your interested in it :3

    3 days ago
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    6,542 wb54

    @MontyPython Thank you

    5 days ago
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    @wb54
    This is the best locomotive I've seen on the site. Nice job my guy

    5 days ago
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    @gabr8be if you want to download it, all you need to do is download it normally, press undo, and then redo. It should appear in the designer, just without any Mod parts. It should still function properly without mods too, all it is is smoke trails.

    6 days ago
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    285 gabr8be

    Will you please release an unmodded version for iOS

    6 days ago
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    @wb54 make a mod free version!

    6 days ago
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    96.6k RailfanEthan

    this is it chief
    Spicy Beans

    +15 6 days ago
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    Download press undo then redo@JamesBleriot

    6 days ago
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    2,839 JamesBleriot

    demodded version please

    7 days ago
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    Good work!

    7 days ago
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    27.0k destroyerP

    @Strikefighter04 reeeeeee
    I don't normally appear active here, so I guess people forget me XD

    7 days ago
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    I forgot that you liked trains. Whoops. @destroyerP

    7 days ago
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    27.0k destroyerP

    @Strikefighter04 y u no tag me >:(

    7 days ago
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    7,146 Sm10684

    @EternalDarkness can you feature this?

    7 days ago
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    8,131 Armyguy1534

    @wb54 makes sense

    7 days ago
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    6,542 wb54

    @Armyguy1534 thanks, it gave me quite a few headaches

    7 days ago
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    8,131 Armyguy1534

    Wow

    7 days ago
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    @RailfanEthan

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