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Apocrypha Continuation Page 19


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 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.

    [Truncated, see the full Berlinerwerke Apocrypha page.]

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 16:
  BR 35.3 (19 May 07; moved from page 15 on 21 May 07)
  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?)!
  LIRR Cabin Car 12
  Vulcan
  Davenport
  One-Horse Shay
  Baldwin CENTipede
  RSR and PRR Meyer 0-4-4-0Ts
  PRR/FM/BW OP 0-4-4-0T
  Oscar Mayer Meyer 0-4-4-0T
  RSR T900-10r Super Tanker

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 18:
  PRR Baldwin Shark
  5-Axle Sea-Liner
  Eerie-Built
  Big John
  T-Boiler Shay
  Mallet
  Forneycator
  Bald Wynn
  General Electric
  General Electric Transformer Car
  General Electric EB10b Electric Loco (07 Aug 2008)
  347HP Fairmont V-8 Speeder

On this Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 19:
  RSR DD2 Banker (moved from BW Apoc. page 18 on 18 Mar 2008)
  RSR Dual-Service DD3 Banker (29 Sep 2008)
  RSR ABCDEF Super-Banker (moved from BW Apoc. page 18 on 18 Mar 08)
  PRR Centipede Repowerings

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 20 (02 Jun 2008):
  Chinese System (02 Jun 2008)

For more, see the BW Apocrypha Index page.


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).


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.


ADDITIONAL APOCRYPHA


RSR DD2 Banker - The Ruhnian State Railways' Chief Engineer from 1891 to 1919, Karel Belčamin, came up with a banking engine that was never produced, the 0-8-0+0-8-0 Garratt Class DD1 (13 Mar 2008):

RSRDD1
(RSR image courtesy of N. Clubb - all rights reserved)
Well, a diligent search of the BW records shows that a prototype was actually commenced but never finished, and that George Ersatz, spotting it languishing in a far corner of the RSR's Akohniçe works, had a brainstorm and suggested some improvements.  Belčamin was nothing if not receptive to new ideas and authorized the BW to prepare working drawings.  Ira Ersatz went to town on this project, dropped the silly piston rod extensions, and developed the immensely-successful Class DD2, a faster and more track-worthy 2-8-0+0-8-2 with lengthened fuel and water tanks as in other RSR-BW cooperative efforts:

RSR/BW/DD2
(13 Mar 2008 image by and © 2008 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

Not only did the revised loco perform well, it also drew praise for its fine proportions.

One minor peeve I have with the RSR is that they never seem to give credit to the Berlinerwerke without a major fuss; in this case, they have completely ignored George and Ira Ersatz's outstanding efforts for Karel Belčamin, again based on the DD1 banking engine, the RSR's superb dual-service 4-8-4+4-8-4 Garratt Banker Class DD3:   new.gif (29 Sep 08)

RSR/BW/DD3
(29 Sep 2008 image by and © 2008 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

With a longer steam chest and four-wheel pony trucks, this unit enabled somewhat faster mixed train-service on the same tortuously-twisting trackage as served by the DD2.


RSR ABCDEF Super-Banker - Now, if you REALLY want a banker, George Ersatz was strolling through the Ruhnian State Railways dead line one day and realized that there was more than ample material for a super-banker based on brother Ira's Multiplex principle.  The idea was to have a loco that could operate from border to border without stopping to water or refuel and which could handle any goods train that could be assembled within those borders.  Karel Belčamin's successor, Bela Šahlmeti, gave the BW the go ahead and the result was the fantastic RSR Class ABCDEF 2-4-6-8-10-12T; this was a first try at the layout (18 Mar 2008):

RSR/BW/ABCDEF
(15 Mar 2008 image by and © 2008 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger one and scroll, baby, scroll!]

There is a MAJOR drafting error on that drawing and the e-cronies who egg me on to these flights of fancy haven't found it (yet).  Therefore, I offer a free guided tour of the RSR's Bevice-Akohniçe shops, hosted by no less a personage than the RSR's own Chief Engineer, Artur Gorote, himself, to the first person who spots it (it is the winner's responsibility to get to Ruhnia, assuming she or he can find the place)!

Here it is in its final form, converted to oil firing for reasons that should be obvious, and with a booster engine on the front truck to eke out every possible ounce of tractive effort, additional exhaust stacks for freer drafting (dafting?), and a monster canteen hung on the back end to implement the BW Ersatz Multiplex system (of maintaining full adhesion by replenishing fuel and water on the fly), and fuel and water piping and hoses connecting all tanks (18 Mar 2008)

RSR/BW/ABCDEF
(16/17 Mar 2008 image by and © 2008 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger one and SCROLL away -
and I DO mean SCROLL!]

To ease your eyestrain, here's "just" the loco without the tender:

RSR/BW/ABCDEF
(18 Mar 2008 image by and © 2008 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger one and SCROLL away -
and I DO mean SCROLL!]

The only problem experienced by operating crews was that Ruhnia just wasn't big enough to allow space too turn the loco!  They had to run with standing orders to intrude into neighboring states to turn.  This led to the great Railroad War between Ruhnia and Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic, which Ruhnia won handily by the simple expedient of running the ABCDEF OVER those countries!


Back to the Pennsy; the original Baldwin Centipede was powered by EIGHT (8) V8 engines set crosswise - really.  As delivered to the SAL, it was repowered with two large Baldwin Centipede engines, as were the 24 PRR Centipedes (29 Apr 2008):

PRRCentipedes
(29 Apr 2008 image by and © 2008 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

When those Baldwin engines wore out, they were replaced with single huge Caterpillar engines:

PRRCaterpillars
(29 Apr 2008 image by and © 2008 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

These re-enginings can drive you buggy!



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 11.


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.]


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 .

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)!

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)!



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