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Trainiax Apocrypha Page 1


THE BERLINERWERKE APOCRYPHA

BW Key

This page sponsored jointly (lots of 'em) by the
National Railway Hysterical Society
and the
National Muddle Railroad Association.


(Lighten up - they're spoofs!)

[See also the HO (1:87.1) Berlinerwerke saga or the Z (1:220) Berlinerwerke-Z saga
    and Berlinerwerke Guest Apocrypha (for taller tales?):
    NORTHEAST CORRIDOR FREIGHT ENGINES.
    LEWELLEN NORTHERN GARRATTS.
    CSXT AC100CBW and NSC CB100W-10 10,000 horsepower locos!
    Also, see the fabled BW DDP45 and other EMD engines EMD may never have dreamed of!]

Insanity doesn't run in my family, it just sort of dawdles along.


Because the Apocrypha and Guest Apocrypha indices exceeded the capacity of the individual pages, they are now presented in full on a separate Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Index (including the Guest Apocrypha Index).


THE BERLINERWERKE APOCRYPHA

BW Key

INDEX

The main Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Page, et seq.

The Ruhnian State Railways Apocrypha Page, et seq.

The Berlinerwerke GG1 Apocrypha Page, et seq.

and this Trainiax Apocrypha Page


Before I start, I should note that all this (the BW Apocrypha) started with a secret project that is still unfinished and the next major development of the Berlinerwerke was their fabled DDP45:

DDP45

For more about her and her family, see my EMD page.


TRAINIAX APOCRYPHA

Because Michael Eby's Trainiax site has so much to interest the Berlinerwerke, and especially the BW's George and Ira Ersatz and their sons, George, Jr., and Ira, Jr., and grandchildren George, III and Georgina (Gina) and Ira, III and Iris, I have decided to place any new BW-Apocrypha coverage of Trainiax loco drawings on a separate page (or pages).

Michael Eby, a contributor to Joshua Moldover's fabulous Railroad Paint Shop (source of so many BW drawing elements), has his own fantastic site; I had a week to "kill" (the muse had deserted me and I was 3,000 miles from home with a computer that could not access the Net), so I dabbled with a few of Michael's drawings from the Paint Shop.  On my return home, I instantly e-mailed him for permission to do some major "borrowing" for the BW Apocrypha and the message bounced!  Googling his name instantly landed me on his Trainiax site and I was totally hooked, especially with his 1:55 drawings.   Michael is now working at 1:36 and I can't wait to get some of my favorite elements in that scale!

I started with a pair of variations on his Bombardier (BBD) HHR616.

Thanks to the incredible generosity of Michael Eby, dra(ugh)tsman extraordinaire, we are able to show here some of the additional unbelievable adaptations of Trainiax loco drawings as developed by the Berlinerwerke.

We start with the startling announcement that the Berlinerwerke has acquired all rights, tooling, and parts for ALCo and Montréal Locomotive Works, and for Bombardier versions thereof (my, won't Bombardier ever be surprised)!  The Canadi(a)(e)n-American Montréal subsidiary is now named North American Locomotive Works (NALCo).

Even wilder, NALCo has design rights to EMD and GE locos built in Canada!  Most folks at EMD and GE aren't even aware of this!

So, we start off with those first two essays by the BW based on Michael Eby's 1:55 Trainiax BBD HR616 drawings, the NALCo NC824 and NC832:

NC824
(01 Feb 2009 BW image based on elements courtesy of, and © 2002 by, M. Eby and J. Moldover's The Paint Shop - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

NC832
(02 Feb 2009 BW image based on elements courtesy of, and © 2002 by, M. Eby and J. Moldover's The Paint Shop - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

Next, after several railroads asked that the PA body style design be revived, with it's passenger head-end power for nostalgia trains, but with FAR more power, came the NALCo PA824 and PA832:

PA824
(07 Feb 2009 BW image based on elements courtesy of, and © 2002 by, M. Eby and J. Moldover's The Paint Shop - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

PA832
(07 Feb 2009 BW image based on elements courtesy of, and © 2002 by, M. Eby and J. Moldover's The Paint Shop - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

On the EMD side of the business, NALCo came up with short-line derivatives of the redoubtable SW-1, the NALCo NSW-0.75, NSW-0.50, and NSW-0.25:

NALCoSW-0.75
(08 Feb 2009 BW image based on elements courtesy of, and © 2004 by, M. Eby - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

NALCoSW-0.50
(08 Feb 2009 BW image based on elements courtesy of, and © 2004 by, M. Eby - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

NALCoSW-0.25
(12 Feb 2009 BW image based on elements courtesy of, and © 2004 by, M. Eby - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

After that, we come to the derivatives of the ALCo RS-1, the ALCo RS-0.75, RS-0.50, RS-0.25, and finally, the incredible ALCo RS-0.07:

ALCoSW-0.75
(09 Feb 2009 BW image based on elements courtesy of, and © 2004 by, M. Eby - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

ALCoSW-0.50
(09 Feb 2009 BW image based on elements courtesy of, and © 2004 by, M. Eby - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

ALCoSW-0.25
(09 Feb 2009 BW image based on elements courtesy of, and © 2004 by, M. Eby - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

ALCoSW-0.07
(09 Feb 2009 BW image based on elements courtesy of, and © 2004 by, M. Eby - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

The Baldwin freight Shark also was BW-ized, a five-axle companion to the EMD FL-9 and F-M CPA20-5/24-5 and the BW/ALCo PFA-1:

BLWRFP16
(12 Feb 2009 BW image based on elements courtesy of, and © 2002 by, M. Eby - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

In addition, the GE U50B got eight-wheel trucks in place of the four span-bolstered four-wheelers, plus head-end steam heat generators, the U50DP:

GEU50DP
(12 Feb 2009 BW image based on elements courtesy of, and © 2002 by, M. Eby - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

One of my favorite designs is my own HO FP90MAC, based on the F/FP-45 shells on an SD90MAC chassis:

EMDFP90MAC
(13 Feb 2009 BW image based on elements courtesy of, and © 2002 & 2007 by, M. Eby - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

NALCo did a special run for the Long Island Rail Road, MP15ACs to run on the LIRR's over-running third rail in electrified territory, especially in the Steinway tunnels and in Penn Station, as well as in the a'buildin' 63rd Street tunnel and Grand Central Terminal:

EMDMP15ACM
(12 Feb 2009 BW image based on elements courtesy of, and © 2002 by, M. Eby - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

That MP15ACM was accomplished using pickup gear from old FL-9s; the LIRR then decided to utilize the latest gear from the DM30AC on the MP15ACM2:

EMDMP15ACM2
(12 Feb 2009 BW image based on elements courtesy of, and © 2002 by, M. Eby - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

NALCo got ahold of a spare ALCo FEF-4 4-8-4 Northern from the Union Pacific and converted it to oil-firing and a cab-forward configuration as the FEF-5CF:

NALCoFEF5CabForward
(12 Feb 2009 BW image based on elements courtesy of, and © 2005 by, M. Eby - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

They also built larger FEF variants, a 4-10-4, and 4-12-4, and even a 4-14-4 (like the giant Soviet Class AA20 4-14-4 (really!:

NALCo4-10-4
(13 Feb 2009 BW image based on elements courtesy of, and © 2005 by, M. Eby - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

NALCo4-12-4
(13 Feb 2009 BW image based on elements courtesy of, and © 2005 by, M. Eby - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

NALCo4-14-4
(13 Feb 2009 BW image based on elements courtesy of, and © 2005 by, M. Eby - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

For their next project, NALCo added a heavier steam generator to a 12-wheeled RSC-1 (or RSD-1), necessitating an A-1-A (RSC) truck in front and a C (RSD) truck under the tail, the RSCD-1:

NALCoRSCD-1
(15 Feb 2009 BW image based on elements courtesy of, and © 2005 by, M. Eby - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

For a customer with exceedingly-heavy drag-speed loads on terribly undersized rail, they also created a D-trucked monster with lots of extra cooling for dragging, the RSE-1:

NALCoRSE-1
(15 Feb 2009 BW image based on elements courtesy of, and © 2005 by, M. Eby - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]


NALCo rebuilt an EMD GMD-1 as a five-axle GMD-1m unit with twin steam generators for heavyweight tourist rail service by extending the head-end compartment back to the walkway and fitting a larger fuel tank and an A-1-A rear truck:

NALCoGMD-1m
(07 Mar 2009 BW image based on elements courtesy of, and © 2002 by, M. Eby - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

For better tracking and higher loading, the center wheelset was changed to the same diameter as the outer sets, with appropriate changes to the pedestals.


With design help from the BW and NALCo, GE rebuilt a P42 for heavy tour train service as a P42m, with extra cooling capacity and an extended chassis to accommodate a six-axle Hi-Ad rear truck to carry the extra weight:

GE-P42m
(07 Mar 2009 BW image based on elements courtesy of, and © 2002 by, M. Eby - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

After several trial runs, it was decided to substitute a radial steering truck, changing the designation to P42m1:

GE-P42m1
(07 Mar 2009 BW image based on elements courtesy of, and © 2002 by, M. Eby - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

The popularity of five-axled units continued apace; the next one off the BW-NALCo drawing boards was a rework of the Long Island Rail Road's dual-mode EMD-Standard Steel DM30AC along the lines of the indomitable FL-9 and their old FM CPA20-5 and CPA24-5 C-liners, the DM30ACM:

DM30ACM
(08 Mar 2009 BW image based on elements from an 02 Dec 2002 drawing courtesy of, and © 2002 by, M. Eby - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

You'll readily note that they had greatly increased cooling capacity and that the LIRR specified dual third-rail pickup gear on the rear truck, both for greater reliability and for heavier current carrying capacity.


That's about as far as we've gotten in the BW/Trainiax files to date; stay tuned!


As always, you know you can count on the BW to find totally-unbelievable info.


note-rt.gif - Any attempt to inject an element of reason into this series of pages will be forcibly rejected!


[See also the HO (1:87.1) Berlinerwerke saga or the Z (1:220) Berlinerwerke-Z saga.]

I always wondered at the incredibly tight security at the Berlinerwerke during WWII; now it can be told!  See, for starters, the wild site of Sig Case, Rails to the Stars - Steam in Space, files from the National Aeronautics and Steam Administration and the tie-in to the Berlinerwerke V1 on Apocrypha Page 2.


See also the HO (1:87.1) Berlinerwerke saga or the Z (1:220) Berlinerwerke-Z saga
    and Berlinerwerke Guest Apocrypha (for taller tales?):

NORTHEAST CORRIDOR FREIGHT ENGINES.
LEWELLEN NORTHERN GARRATTS.
CSXT AC100CBW and NSC CB100W-10 10,000 horsepower locos!
  Also, see the fabled BW DDP45 and other EMD engines EMD may never have dreamed of!

 


Because the Apocrypha and Guest Apocrypha indices exceeded the capacity of the individual pages, they are now presented in full on a separate Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Index (including the Guest Apocrypha Index).


If you like this sort of nonsense, take a gander at Jim Wells' incredible
and at the AW NUTS Magazine site, "A Publication of the A.W. N.U.T.S. Garden Railway Society".

If you are air-minded (take that as you choose), you must see the Lion Air site!  I'd be Lion if I didn't warn you to keep your tongue in your cheek on this one!

Take your tongue out of your cheek and visit D. Dickens' The Patiala State Monorail Tramway site; whooie (and it's for real)!


You may wish to visit the Railroad Continuation Page, et seq.


Because the Apocrypha and Guest Apocrypha indices exceeded the capacity of the individual pages, they are now presented in full on a separate Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Index (including the Guest Apocrypha Index).

[See also the HO (1:87.1) Berlinerwerke saga or the Z (1:220) Berlinerwerke-Z saga.]

I always wondered at the incredibly tight security at the Berlinerwerke during WWII; now it can be told!  See, for starters, the wild site of Sig Case, Rails to the Stars - Steam in Space, files from the National Aeronautics and Steam Administration and the tie-in to the Berlinerwerke V1 on Apocrypha Page 2.


See also the HO (1:87.1) Berlinerwerke saga or the Z (1:220) Berlinerwerke-Z saga
  and Berlinerwerke Guest Apocrypha (for taller tales?):
    NORTHEAST CORRIDOR FREIGHT ENGINES.
    LEWELLEN NORTHERN GARRATTS.
    CSXT AC100CBW and NSC CB100W-10 10,000 horsepower locos!
  Also, see the fabled BW DDP45 and other EMD engines EMD may never have dreamed of!


If you like this sort of nonsense, take a gander at Jim Wells' incredible Whitby Locomotive Works; Jim's overall Fantasonics "Model Railroad Magic Website" has become too complex for me to navigate.  Unfortunately, the AW NUTS Magazine, site of the A.W. N.U.T.S. Garden Railway Society is no longer available, nor are Lion Air (I'd be Lion if I didn't warn you to keep your tongue in your cheek on this one!) or D. Dickens' The Patiala State Monorail Tramway site (whooie - and it's for real)!



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