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THE BERLINERWERKE APOCRYPHA

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(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 BW Apocrypha, RSR (Ruhnian State Railways) Apocrypha, and Guest Apocrypha indices exceeded the capacity of the individual pages and the main Apocrypha index, they are now presented in full on separate pages; the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Index (including the Guest Apocrypha Index) and the RSR Apocrypha Index.


INDEX

On the main Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Page:
  Eerie Multiplex 2-4-6-8-10-12, "Old 9999".
  PRR Z6s Arctic 4-2-2.

On Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Page 0:
  PRR/BW DD3 Boxcab Triple-Power Diesel-Electric Locomotive 2-B+3-3+3-3+B-2.
  PRR/BW DD3 Boxcab Dual-Power   "Drei-Eis" Dry-Ice-Electric Locomotive 2-B+2-2+B-2.
  ALCo-GE-BW FPA-1 dual-powered B-C.
  Berliners Bessere Biffi und Biffisch (moved from main BW Apocrypha Page on 11 Oct 2004).
  Genesis Redivivus!.
  BW-BLW-GE-WEC-PRR GG2.

On Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Page 1:
  GC&E #13 13-truck Shay!
  4-Truck Heisler V8
  Steam Motorcars

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 2:
  PRR V1 Rocky 4-14-2 {moved from preceding page 07 Mar 1999}.
  BW V2 Hiss Bomb.
  PRR Genesis Engine (unlikely!).
  PRR Centipede Engine 4-D-D-4 (even more unlikely, but oh, 'tis true, 'tis true!).
  "Big Hooker" double-ended 250-ton Tunnel Crane

and new pix of NYC 2x120-ton prototype.
  Super Garratt, BW-UP Garratt Boy, and BW-UP Bigger Boy.

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 3:
  BW Climaxiii (moved here from page 1 on 19 Apr 2003)
  Double-Sided Shays.
  Piker and Oscar.

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 4:
  Soviet Class AA20 4-14-4!
  Parker Parodies - loco research by Karen Parker*

(moved to BW Guest Apocrypha Page 2 on 16 Jan 2004).
  Pennsy Multiplex - the fabled Wopsononock Class YNOT 2-4-6-8-10-12.
  BW/Lima/C&O T-6 4-14-6 Doppelgänger.
  BW/PRR Zoo 4-14-6 Doppelgänger.
  BW-EMD F-45 and FP-45 Variations.

* - in addition to Karen's wild and wonderful fancies, you might also enjoy Andrea Luigi Meneghini's fantastic Da Vinci Rails site (and see my version of his BR 53, the BR 35.3, below).

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 5:
  BW/PRR ASS 0-4-4-0 Articulated Switcher.
  BW/PRR AA½ 0-2-2-0 Articulated Switcher.
  BEDT #1718 0-4-4-0T Articulated Tank Switcher
  BEDT #1920 0-6-6-0T Articulated Tank Switcher.
  BW/PRR GBBG1 4-C-C+C-C-4.
  BW/PRR E44, E22, and E11 Electrics.
  BW/EMD GM6c, GM4b, GM2a.
  BW/PRR RCCR1 4-D+D-D+D-4 "Millipede".
  BW/PRR BP120 4-D-D+D-D+D-D+D-D-4 "Millipede II".

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 6:
  BW/Baldwin/PRR Oil-Fired Turbine-Electric Class CCCC.

[Moved from page 5 on 11 Oct 04 and expanded.]
  BW/Baldwin/PRR Class T3 Oil-Fired Cab-Forward.
  BW/Baldwin/Virginian 2-4-6-8-10-12 Multiplex.
  The ELEGARNT (Elegant Energy-Efficient Elephant-Garratt)
  12,000HP SD90MAC2.
  ALCo-GE-BW FPA-1.

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 7:
  9,000HP GE-BW Turbine (B-B+B-B)-(B-B+B-B)-T.
  9,000HP UP Turbine (B-B+B-B)-T-(B-B+B-B).
  12,000HP GE-BW Turbine [(A-1-A)-(A-1-A)+(A-1-A)-(A-1-A)]-[(A-1-A)-(A-1-A)+(A-1-A)-(A-1-A)]-T.
  16,000HP GE-BW Turbine (C-C+C-C)-(C-C+C-C)-T.
  20,000HP GE-BW Turbine (D-D+D-D)-(D-D+D-D)-T.
  18,000HP GE-BW Turbine (D-D)-(D-D)-T.
  PRR S3 6-10-6 Turbine.
  PRR BH50T 2-D+D-2 Centipede Turbine #5821.
  PRR HH2 1-D+D-1.
  Shay Geared Handcar.

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 8:
  CP/MLW/BW Super Selkirk 2-10-10-4.
  CP/MLW/BW Super Selkirk 2-10-10-6.
  CP/BW Super Duper Selkirk (Auld Kirk) 2-4-6-8-10-12.
  PRR/Baldwin/BW 8-8-8-8 Duplexii.

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 9:
  Apocryphal Miscellany, including the
  ALCo-BW FA/B-0.1 and PA/B-0.1, the
  FM-BW CPAB2.4-5, the
  EMD-BW FL-0.9, the
  ALCo-GE-IR MILW OF-5, and the
  BW-ALCo-Heisler RS-1DPH

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 10:
  More Apocryphal Miscellany, including the
  NPC/BW (4-4)+4 Cab Forward Articulated.
  Whiting Track Speeder with JAP engine.
  Vulc-Hand Crank-Pneumatic Handcar.
  Ruhnian State Railways's 665A-001.
  PRR Zippo Hippo.
  Poppet Valves and Worse

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 11:
  Ruhnian State Railways - con't'd..
  ALCo-BW DH-16220 "Big Time" A-B-C-D+E-F+G-H
  ALCo-BW DH-16220 "Big Time II" A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H
  ALCo-BW DH-18240 "Big Time III" A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H-I
  BW 2-4-6-8-10-12 "Shayntipede" 6-TruckLogger

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 12:
  BW-Moldover A-B-C-D-E-F-G Scale Test Car
  BW 6-truck V8 Heisler 2-4-6-8-10-12
  ALCo-BW Centipede Scale Test Car
  BW-PRR RT1 Compound
  BW-Ingalls-GM&O Turret-Cabs

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 13:
  Erie #2800 Camelback 2-8-8-4 Yellowstone
  Erie #2900 Camelback 2-10-10-4
  ALCo RS-415 and RSC/RSD-615
  ALCo FA-1P with pony trucks.
  ALCo-GE-BW FPA-1/PFA-1.
  ALCo-GE-BW PFA-1.5.
  ALCo-GE-BW PFABC-1.

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 14:
  12,0000HP GEVO.
  8,800HP GEVO.
  Very Early GEVO Boxcab.
  8,800HP AC88CW.
  12,0000HP AC12CW.
  10,0000HP AC10GEVO.
  Ruhnian State Rwys 465B Push-Pull.
  Ruhnian State Rwys 465C V8.
  Milwaukee Tripolar EP-2T.

  Ruhnian State Rwys 465W Wankel.
  RSR 465H Heisler Beyer-Garratt.

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 15:
  RSR 46.5 Heisler.
  BW/EMD Model 40-series.
  4-Truck Shays.

On this Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Page 16:
  BR 35.3 (moved from page 15 on 21 May 2007).
  UP Little Boy.
  UP Tiniest Boy.
  BR 35.3FV.
  RSR 164b 6-Cyl. Compound Beyer-Garratt Express Passenger Loco..
  RSR 815a 10-Cyl. Compound Beyer-Garratt Express Passenger Loco..
  AT&SF #8668 2-4-6-8-10 Malllettt Articklllated Locolocomotive
      with Dual-Double Ball-Jernted Berler.
  AT&SF #88 2-2-2-2 Micro-Mallet and #99 2-2-2-2-2 Micro-Triplex Mallet
      Articulated Locomotives with Double Ball-Jointed Boilers.
  GE-BW 44-ton Cabin (Cab-in?) Switcher.
  Wonderful One-Hoss Shay.

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 17:
  Some Climax (Anti-Climax?)!


Because the BW Apocrypha, RSR (Ruhnian State Railways) Apocrypha, and Guest Apocrypha indices exceeded the capacity of the individual pages and the main Apocrypha index, they are now presented in full on separate pages; the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Index (including the Guest Apocrypha Index) and the RSR Apocrypha Index.


Before I start, I should note that all this 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.


YET EVEN MORE APOCRYPHAL MISCELLANY


On the main BW APOCRYPHA page, I suggested that you might also enjoy Andrea Luigi Meneghini's fantastic Da Vinci Rails site; here is my (rough) version of his BR 53, the BR 35.3 (moved here from page 15 on 21 May 07):

BR35.3
(18 May 2007 Drawing by SB,III after Andrea Luigi Meneghini's Da Vinci Rails - all rights reserved {but to whom?},
based on Andrea's German BR 53)

How could I resist?

Andrea also has the UP Tiny Boy, a 4-8-2, which didn't really "do" me, so here instead is my equally rough version, the UP Little Boy, a 4-4-4-2:

LittleBoy
(21 May 2007 Drawing by SB,III after Andrea Luigi Meneghini's Da Vinci Rails - all rights reserved {but to whom?},
based on Andrea's UP Tiny Boy)

Once again, how could I resist?  [The revision was to add a stack - nobody noticed it was missing! - hee, hee, III]

Even the UP Little Boy 4-4-4-2, nice as it is, didn't really "do" me, so I searched really hard and found the UP Tiniest Boy, a 2-2-2-2:

TiniestBoy
(08 Jun 2007 Drawing by SB,III after Andrea Luigi Meneghini's Da Vinci Rails - all rights reserved {but to whom?},
based on Andrea's UP Tiny Boy)

Do NOT even ask how the cranks could operate on such tight spacing!


Well, when e-buddy Russ saw the Little Boy, he shot back about a Cab Forward, in which I have no interest, but then he explained that what he had in mind was the old Kemtron conversion (gotta find my old catalog) for the 0-4-0T docksider.  Ah, yes; I remember it well!  It was a brass casting designed to fit the Varney and Mantua Docksiders.  Well that DID appeal and I fished around in the voluminous (and ever-expanding) BW files and, sure enough, there was such, the BR 35.3FV (Führerstand Vorwärts or Drivercab Forward) (moved here from page 15 on 21 May 2007)

BR35.3FV
(25 May 2007 Drawing by SB,III after Andrea Luigi Meneghini's Da Vinci Rails - all rights reserved {but to whom?},
again based on Andrea's German BR 53)

And yet again, how could I resist?  In fact, I really like this one!  She's oil fired, of course, and has a huge oil tank in the coal bunker, plus oil and water hoses and the requisite double drawbars.


Ruhnian State Railways Class 164b 6-Cylinder Compound Beyer-Garratt Express Passenger Locomotive, designed by Jochann Ketterik and built in 1963 by Beyer Peacock & Co., Manchester, England, as the RSR's Class 164a Express Goods (Freight) 4-10-2+2-10-4 locomotive.  The performance of that loco, with poppet valves and twenty driving wheels, on the "Back Door Route" between Tormu and Forihv was so outstanding that a passenger version was commissioned a few years later.  Ira Ersatz came out of semi-retirement to assist Ketterik.  In order to assure sufficient steam for high-speed running over the Gelodre summit at a minimum of 130 kmh, the 164a smokebox and ashpan were extended rearward and the inner pony trucks changed from two wheel to four-wheel to bear the added weight and provide better tracking at speed, making the Whyte classification 4-10-4+4-10-4:

RSR-BW 164b
(04 Jun 2007 image by and © 2007 S. Berliner, III after B. Clubb/RSR - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

This was certainly the biggest Garratt to date.


The performance of the RSR Class 164b, while more than satisfactory, still left a lot to be desired as to top speed (130 kmh).  Accordingly, in further collaboration between the Ruhnian State Railways's Jochann Kettterik and ex-BW Ira Ersatz, the running gear of the RSR's famed Class 364a 6-Cylinder Doherty 4-6-2 Compound Express Passenger Locomotive was extended by one extra driver and fitted under each engine of the Class 164b and, with extra courses fitted to the boiler and a longer firebox and ashpan, resulted in the RSR's massive Class 815a Doherty 10-Cylinder Superheated Triple-Expansion Compound 4-8-4+4-8-4 Express Passenger Locomotive:

RSR-BW 815a
(05/06 Jun 2007 image by and © 2007 S. Berliner, III after B. Clubb/RSR - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

The larger diameter drivers, tandem cylindering, poppet valving, and greater steaming ability allowed the 815a to routinely maintain a top speed of 160 kmh under load, whil(e)(st) routinely maintaining the ease of routine maintenance expected (and routinely obtained) during routine maintenance by RSR routine maintenance crews.


AT&SF #8668 2-4-6-8-10 Malllettt Articklllated Locolocomotive with Dual-Double Ball-Jernted Berler - the AT&SF, which should have known better after the fiascos of its bellows and double-ball jointed flexible boilers on 2-6-6-2 #1159 and #1158 and their ilk, had the BW and the Ersatzs build this exceedingly-flexible monstrosity:

AT&SF #8668 Ball-Jernt
(24 Aug 2007 image by and © 2007 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

We shall not discuss the outcome of extensive testing of this nightmare (nor George or Ira's proof reading after a Brooklyn (Bronx?) draftsman lettered the photo).

Well before the Santa Fé realized just how bad the flexible boiler concept really was, they were considering buying up and standard gauging the Colorado narrow gauge lines.  However, in order to do so and still achieve enough power to haul economical trains on the wildy-curving roadbeds, they called in George Ersatz of the BW, who proposed a novel 2-2-2-2 double-ball jointed compound articulated loco.  The Santa Fé bought into the idea and Ira Ersatz, again utilizing his novel single driver side rods hung on the INSIDE of the crosshead, produced this little gem in the BW shops, AT&SF #88:

AT&SF #88 Micro Ball-Joint
(25 Aug 2007 image by and © 2007 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

Concerned that there still wouldn't be enough tractive effort, the Santa F&233; elected to try a Micro-Triplex 2-2-2-2-2 with an extended firebox, their #99:

AT&SF #99 Micro-Triplex Ball-Joint
(25 Aug 2007 image by and © 2007 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

As you well know, the Santa Fé DID buy the lines but broad gauging never proceeded and these engines were never put through their paces.


It seems that the New Haven wanted to circumvent the 44-ton rule even far more than the unions could accept; they had the BW come up with a GE 44-ton switcher that included a cabin for a conductor and Lionel even made an O-scale model of it:

GE NH 44-ton Caboose-Switcher
(07 Sep 2007 image by and © 2007 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved;
based on photo of stock Lionel model GE 44-tonner modifed by Ralph Calvino)

How the UTU and the Brotherhood howled!


I picked up a loco at Willis Hobbies and old buddy Stu Aaron asked me about the One-Hoss Shay; I thought it sounded awfully familiar (other than Oliver Wendell Holmes's fabulous poem, The Deacon's Masterpiece or The Wonderful "One-Hoss Shay"), so I hot-footed it home to check the BW files and, sure enough, there it was, an Ira Ersatz design from World War I when coal and oil were getting scarce:

BW 1-Hoss Shay
(12 Sep 2007 image by and © 2007 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved;
based on original 3-truck Shay outline by Brad Johnson and Jobst Brandt.)

[Click on thumbnailed picture for larger/clearer image]

Water and grain is run from the cistern and tender up to feeding troughs at the head end of the treadmill stall.  A chain drive runs a right-angle gearbox which then drives a vertical shaft carrying power down to an offset Hypoid gearbox which operates the main shafts.  Note that there is a discreet hose to capture gaseous effluent to run the generator turbine and blow the whistle (to alert the ASPCA?).  Note also the small hopper behind the driver's position; that holds carrots and sugar to reward the horse for a job well done.

Oh, old Ephraim Shay would have been quietly proud (as would Rube Goldberg)!


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!


{Stay tuned!}


More tales follow on the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 17.


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


Because the BW Apocrypha, RSR (Ruhnian State Railways) Apocrypha, and Guest Apocrypha indices exceeded the capacity of the individual pages and the main Apocrypha index, they are now presented in full on separate pages; the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Index (including the Guest Apocrypha Index) and the RSR 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.

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)!


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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