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Apocrypha Continuation Page 24


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).


INDEX to Boxcabs Pages:

note-rt.gif   The primary Boxcabs Index has been moved to a separate page, together with links and credits.

Boxcab Help - A service for boxcab afficionados,
posting reasonable questions (at my sole discretion).

There are now more than seventy-five (75) BOXCAB pages;
see the full INDEX, now on a separate page.

[A new "bugaboo" has reared its ugly head - complexity of organization -
see COMPLEXITY on my main index page.]

  The Boxcabs Index Page.

INDEX

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

The full BW Apocrypha Index is now presented in full on a separate Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Index page (including the BW Guest Apocrypha Index).

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 21:
  NYC Hudson.
  PRR Mogul.
  Miscellaneous Missed Expectations.
  PRR Mountain.
  PRR/BW Centipedi.
  PRR T1-style Garratt.

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 22:
  More Miscellaneous Missed Expectations.

On the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 23:
  BW-BLW-PRR V3 Steam Turbine-Electric.

On this Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Page 24:
  BW-Bayerische Gt2x6/6 Compound Articulated 0-12+12-0T.
  BW Five-Axle Locos and Related Units.
  BW-Budd Five-Axle RDC Steamer.   new (16 Feb 2013)

On the
Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Continuation Page 25:
  Canadian GE ES44 USCG #8858.


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


BW-Bayerische Gt2x6/6 Compound Articulated 0-12+12-0T - I had some fun with a giant 0-12+12-0T shunter for the Ruhnian State Railways (RSR) but didn't realize that there really was (or was proposed) a 1914-1916 Krauss Gt2x6/6 0-12+12-0T for the Bavarian State Railways:

BW-BayGt2x6/6
(Wikipedia image)

Now, there was a Gt2x4/4 0-8+8-0T; I have a Z (1:220) scale model of it:

88290new
(06 Jan 2005 photograph by and © 2005 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

So, it didn't take much time for the BW Art Dept. to come up with a picture of the Gt2x6/6:

Gt2x6/6_0-12+12-0T
(01 Jan 2010 photograph by and © 2010 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

C'mon, Märklin - get busy!


BW FIVE-AXLE LOCOS and RELATED UNITS


BW Five-Axle Locos were posted to Trainiax Apocrypha Page 1 and Train Art Apocrypha Page 1 (as well as at SeaLiner).  I was visiting in the high desert of Arizona and unable to access my site so I spent a good bit of time in the BW vaults and came up with a whole slew of such, some ingenious and some just plain ludicrous; it does seem that Ira Ersatz had his good and bad moments (and that his heirs followed suit). new.gif (06 Feb 10)

Apparently, the EMD FL-9 and FM CPA-20 and CPA-24 C-Liners and the various BW derivatives thereof inspired George Ersatz to propose, and Ira to design, even more five-axle units than we ever realized!  In addition, a range of yard switchers with steam generators was developed to keep passenger cars warm in the great northeastern passenger car yards, such as the Penn Stations in New York and Philly, South Station in Boston, the Union Stations in Chicago and Washington, and the like.  Once refurbished steam-heated passenger cars became all the rage for tourist RR service, the BW went whole hog creating road locos and switchers with steam HEP (Head End Power) to handle them.

One of the first of the latter shunters was a five-axle version of the venerable EMD SW-1:

BW/EMD-SWP1
(24 Jan 2010 drawing by and © 2010 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

Actually, there was an even earlier five-axle loco, a conversion made by splicing an old AGEIR 60-ton boxcab to accomodate the steam generator from an ALCo PA-1:

BW/AGEIR60tPass
(31 Jan 2010 drawing by and © 2010 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

A similar conversion was made by splicing an old AGEIR 100-ton boxcab:

BW/AGEIR100tPass
(06 Feb 2010 drawing by and © 2010 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

The big Baldwin RF-16A Shark was subjected to the Ersatz's tender mercies as well:

BW/BLW-RF16A5AxleShark
(24 Jan 2010 drawing by and © 2010 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

That gave George the bright idea that a smaller version of the basic Shark might sell well:

BW/BLW-RF8Shark
(27 Jan 2010 drawing by and © 2010 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

While he was at it, Ira then ran off an enlarged five-axle unit:

BW/BLW-RFP8Shark
(25 Jan 2010 drawing by and © 2010 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

Moving up in time a notch, an aging Ira tried his hand at a five-axle EMD F40PH:

BW/EMDF40PHP
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]
(27 Jan 2010 drawing by and © 2010 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

Later, Ira, Jr., did the same to the EMD MP15AC:

BW/EMDMP15ACP
(24 Jan 2010 drawing by and © 2010 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

Ira, III, came along and shrank the SD90MAC into an SD50MAC:

BW/EMDSD50MAC
(25 Jan 2010 drawing by and © 2010 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

and then created a five-axle steam-heat passenger version, the SDP50MAC:

BW/EMDSDP50MAC
(31 Jan 2010 drawing by and © 2010 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

Ira, III, then came up with a five-axle version of the big GE P32AC:

BW/GEP32AC
(25 Jan 2010 drawing by and © 2010 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

That went over so well that he created the huge P33AC six-axle variant:

BW/GEP33AC
(25 Jan 2010 drawing by and © 2010 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

A similar five-axle steam HEP treatment was afforded the Green Goat:

BWGreenGoat
(31 Jan 2010 drawing by and © 2010 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

Unfortunately, as has been told elsewhere on these pages, Ira started to lose it in his old age and came up with some real gems; among those that indicated his loss of his faculties were some studies for a five-axle GE 25-tonner.  The first was a true nightmare; the second not much better, but the third showed he had temporarily regained some of his acumen:

BW/GE25tonPass  BW/GE25tonPass2  BW/GE25tonPassWA
(28 Jan, 06 Feb, & 06 Feb 2010 drawings by and © 2010 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed images for larger pictures]

It was really downhill after that, though; he next came up with this five-axle Little Boy:

BW/ALCo4-6-0
(31 Jan 2010 drawing by and © 2010 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

As if that wasn't enough, one of his last gasps before slipping away was this five-axle EMD DD35A:

BW/EMD-DDP35
(31 Jan 2010 drawing by and © 2010 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

Among Ira Ersatz's last significant designs, however, was his ALCo UP FEF-4 4-8-4 modifed for high-latitude/altitude branch line service, where servicing facilites inside closed-end snow sheds made it impossible for those big Northerns to get their tenders under the shed.  My brother-in-law gave the idea to George, who passed it on to Ira, with this result, a tender-forward ALCo Northern:

BW/ALCoFEF4TF
(25 Jan 2010 drawing by and © 2010 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

Poor old Ira; to be remembered as much for his peccadilloes as for his great successes!

- - - * - - -

Well, I was away again and had a few moments to spare so I delved once more into the BW files, looking for more 5-axle units and I wasn't disappointed at all!  Among others, I found a 5-axle version of the ALCo DL109, the DL109-5, and of the EMD FP45, the FP45-5: new.gif (21 Feb 10)

BW/ALCoDL109-5
(19 Feb 2010 drawing by and © 2010 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

BW/EMDFP45-5
(19 Feb 2010 drawing by and © 2010 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

Then there were steam-heat full-cowl A and B passenger versions of the big ALCo/MLW C-636 units:

BW/ALCoMLWC636A
(20 Feb 2010 drawing by and © 2010 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

BW/ALCoMLWC636B
(20 Feb 2010 drawing by and © 2010 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

Based on those latter two, Ira Ersatz also came up with 5-axle versions, the ALCo/MLW C-536 A and B units:

BW/ALCoMLWC536A
(20 Feb 2010 drawing by and © 2010 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

BW/ALCoMLWC536B
(20 Feb 2010 drawing by and © 2010 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

Lastly, and not loco-related, Ira reworked the Trinity 70' flatcar design with a much deeper body, heavier bolsters, and four 125-ton Barber S-2HD trucks with 38" wheels, giving a capacity of 500 tons:

BWTrinity500tHDFlat
(20 Feb 2010 drawing by and © 2010 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

There just doesn't seem to be any limit to what the Ersatzes ran through the BerlinerWerke mill!

Another serious five-axle design was for hard-pressed tourist lines which had no equipment for hauling old steam-heated passenger cars.  George Ersatz had the bright idea that they could simply graft a steam generator into a Budd RDC and Ira jumped on it, creating a three-axle truck to bear the added weight.  Here's the BW's five-axle RDC-2-5:   new (16 Feb 2013)

BW/BuddRDC2-5
(16 Feb 2013 drawing by and © 2013 S. Berliner, III - after R. Ruesch's Engine Shop - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

Of course, any RDC could be so converted.



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!}


[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!

 


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 .

[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)!

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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