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RSR Apocrypha Page 10


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 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), above, and the RSR Apocrypha Index.


RUHNIAN STATE RAILWAYS
APOCRYPHA

Continued from Ruhnian State Railways Apocrypha Page 9

Because the Ruhnian State Railways (RSR) had so much interaction with the Berlinerwerke, and especially with the BW's George and Ira Ersatz and their sons, George, Jr., and Ira, Jr., I decided to place any new BW-Apocrypha coverage of RSR loks on separate pages.

The RSR, and its cooperative competitor, the Kroplihne Railway (RK), under the successive directorship of Chief Engineers Giorg Maznicek (1839-57), Marek Luršimonš (1857-91), Karel Belčamin (1891-1919), Bela Šahlmeti (1919-29), Frihdrik Tešlov (1929-50 - in exile 39-45), Mikhail Rodnivacek (1950-62), Jochann Ketterik (1962-85), and Artur Gorote (1985-present), has presented to the astonished world some incredible examples of unique and pioneering locomotive design.

Thanks to the generosity of Norman Clubb, proprietor, we are able to show here some of the additional unbelievable adaptations of RSR lok types as developed jointly with the Berlinerwerke.


INDEX

The main Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Page.

 Earlier occurrences of joint RSR-BW efforts:

  Ruhnian State Railways's 665A-001.
  Ruhnian State Railways - con't'd.
  Rhunian State Rwys 465B Push-Pull.
  Rhunian State Rwys 465C V8.
  Rhunian State Rwys 465W Wankel.
  RSR 465H Heisler Beyer-Garratt.
  RSR 46.5 Heisler.
  RSR 164B 6-Cyl. Compound Beyer-Garratt Express Passenger Loco.
  RSR 815A 10-Cyl. Compound Beyer-Garratt Express Passenger Loco.
  RSR and PRR Meyer 0-4-4-0Ts.
  RSR T900-10r Super Tanker.
  RSR DD2 Banker
  RSR Dual-Service DD3 Banker
  RSR ABCDEF Super-Banker

On the Ruhnian State Railways Apocrypha Page 1:
  RSR 863 Boosted-Tender Series.
  RSR RU94-15 Articulated 2-Unit Diner-Lounge.
  RSR/BW 323-2I Inspection Car.
  RSR/BW 523E2 2-10-6-10-2.
  RSR/BW 533F 4-10-6T.
  RSR/BW 675A 4-6-6-4.
  1st RSR Loco Found!  E24A 4-2-0 #1.
  RSR/BW 756A Garratt.
  RSR/BW 865A 4-8-8-8.
  RSR/BW C9x 1-1-1.
  RSR/BW Cat D8.
  RSR/BW 464A 6-cyl. 2-4-2+2-4-2 Garratt.
  RSR/BW 323-2B.

[See the separate RSR Index in the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Index for the balance.]

On the Ruhnian State Railways Apocrypha Page 7:
  RSR Class C2AA Developmental 4-6-0. (moved 26 Mar 09)
  RSR Class C2xp Developmental 4-6-0.
  RSR Class C2AB Developmental 4-6-0.
  RSR Class C5 Derivative 2-8-0 Duplex Drives.
  RSR Class C6X Experimental 4-6-0.
  RSR Class D4X 2-8-0.
  RK Four Spot 2-2-0T.
  RSR Class A1A 2-2-0T.
  RK Six Spot 2-2-0T.

On the Ruhnian State Railways Apocrypha Page 8:
  RSR Class 865 2-8-8-6.
  RSR Class 975 2-6-6-6-6.
  RSR Numerically-Controlled Steam Loco.
  RSR Class E48DD Duplex Drive.
  RSR Twin-D5 du Bousquet-type Articulateds.
  RSR Class 320X Diesel-Pneumatic Inspection Car.
  RSR Class 134DE Dreyfus-Styled Steamer and RU12 Articulated Diner.

On the Ruhnian State Railways Apocrypha Page 9:
  RSR-Bulleid Leaders.
  RSR 1888 Class Q2a.
  RSR 1890 Class Q2b.
  RSR 1890 Class Q3a.

On this Ruhnian State Railways Apocrypha Page 10:
  RSR-BW Hurrican.
  RSR-BW Urukahn.
  RSR-BW 0-12+12-0.
  RSR-BW Classes 663 and 863.
  RSR-BW Super Banker Upgrades.
  RSR-EMD-BW FP90 RSR Steamer.


Because the BW Apocrypha, RSR 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), above, and the RSR Apocrypha Index.


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.


RUHNIAN STATE RAILWAYS
APOCRYPHA

Continued from Ruhnian State Railways Apocrypha Page 9

Because the Ruhnian State Railways (RSR) had so much interaction with the Berlinerwerke, and especially with the BW's George and Ira Ersatz and their sons, George, Jr., and Ira, Jr., I decided to place any new BW-Apocrypha coverage of RSR loks on separate pages.

The RSR, and its cooperative competitor, the Kroplihne Railway (RK), under the successive directorship of Chief Engineers Giorg Maznicek (1839-57), Marek Luršimonš (1857-91), Karel Belčamin (1891-1919), Bela Šahlmeti (1919-29), Frihdrik Tešlov (1929-50 - in exile 39-45), Mikhail Rodnivacek (1950-62), Jochann Ketterik (1962-85), and Artur Gorote (1985-present), has presented to the astonished world some incredible examples of unique and pioneering locomotive design.

Thanks to the generosity of Norman Clubb, proprietor, we are able to show here some of the additional unbelievable adaptations of RSR lok types as developed by the Berlinerwerke.  However, it should be strictly noted that the material presented on these pages is in no way reflective of the work or opinions of the RSR or its management, nor does it enjoy their unconditional endorsement.


Famed British inventor and design engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel ordered a whole slew of really odd locomotives as the first power for the broad-gauge Great Western Railway; they had huge single drivers and were geared such that the pistons moved at reasonable speed in the cylinders whil(e)(st) the drivers revolved at very high speeds.  Two of these, designed by T. E. Harrison, were the Hurricane and the Thunderer.  A 2-2-2 frame carried the 'engine', whil(e)(st) the boiler was on a separate six-wheeled frame.  They had 10' and 6' drivers and ran for just 10,527 and 9,882 miles, respectively, but their boilers were re-used.  Here is a contemporary drawing of Hurricane:

HarrisonHurricane

Marek Luršimonš, always fascinated by the odd ways people tried to improve motive power, was inspired by the GWR singles and commissioned the BW's Ira Ersatz to build a standard gauge version of the Hurricane, based on, and using components from, the A1; needless to say, Ira was just nutty enough to go for it, in spite of brother George's objections, and this was the resulting nightmare, dubbed (in Ruhnian) Hurrican:

RSRHurrican
(31 Dec 2009 image by and © 2009 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed picture for larger image]

Also needless to say, the locomotive was a disaster and was quickly consigned to well-deserved oblivion.



HERE ENDETH THE YEAR 2009!

- - - * - - -

HERE BEGINNETH THE YEAR 2010!


Oops!  That damned renegade RSR Paint Shop immigrant letterer struck again; he mispainted "Hurrican"!  The Ruhnian for "hurricane" is "urukahn".  Ruhnian words (except foreign ones adopted unchanged from other languages) do not begin with "H".  After (yet another) severe chastisement, he redid the lok as "Urukahn":

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


Another of Marek Luršimonš's seemingly-endless odd attempts at achieving yet more power for his trains was an adaptation of a Bavarian 0-12-12-0T [the Gt2x6/6, itself an adaptation of the Gt2x4/4 which I have in Z (1:220), Märklin's 88290 Gt 2x4/4 Baureihe 96 compound articulated]:

RSR/BW-0-12+12-0
(01 Jan 2010 image by and © 2010 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

This was to be a goods shunter capable of moving anything the RSR Operating Dept. could marshal in their biggest yards; the only problem was that it was as slow as molasses in winter and had the distressing habit of ably assembling monster trains only to yank out drawbars or to bunch them into Z-shaped spaghetti.  Just another Luršimonš nightmare!

[Incidentally, I have it on unimpeachable authority from a reliable source at the RSR Works at Bevice-Akohniçe that I "don't credit poor old Rodnivacek with much strength of character - - - First you say he let himself be convinced by the Ersatzes' powers of persuasion (which no doubt ran in the family, if George's son-in-law is to be believed), then you say he caved in to his bosses.  We know that Rodnivacek was not a well man and was sometimes absent from work for long periods, so this whole project was probably started behind his back and got 'eingestampft' when he returned to work.  The RSR employee who was got at by the Ersatzes has never been named; it is possible he was quietly fired under cover of the small-scale layoffs of the early 1950s.  I can well imagine George and Ira being more than slightly ticked off about it all."  Well, the same might well be said about my harsh treatment of poor old Marek Luršimonš, but you, dear readers, will have to admit that these two gentlemen, learnèd and respected though they surely were, sure came up with some absolute doozies (with or without Ira's help)!]


RSR-BW Classes 653 and 853 - when the RSR learned of the Italian Class 695 high-speed 2-6+6-2 simple articulated "locomotiva a vapore":

695.001
(Locomotiva a Vapore 695.001)
[Click on thumbnailed picture for larger image]

they just "hadda have it", so the BW was contracted to design a similar loco, a 4-6+6-4 based on the tried-and-true Class 433E three-cylinder Pacific:

RSR-BW-Cl663
(07 Jan 2010 image by and © 2010 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed picture for larger image]

That design was so well received that Ira Ersatz came up with a 4-8+8-4 monster designated the Class 863:

RSR-BW-Cl863
(07 Jan 2010 image by and © 2010 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed picture for larger image]

They both performed admirably but were felt to be too long to be practicable so, unfortunately for the BW, homologation did NOT follow.


You might recall the RSR ABCDEF Super-Banker 2-4-6-8-10-12 on BW Page 19:

RSR/BW/ABCDEF
(16/17 Mar 2008 image by and © 2008 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed picture for larger image]

Well, Ira Ersatz got the idea of applying the BW's Multiplex system with small co-axial steam turbines on all axles of the tender/canteen, thus creating a 2-4-6-8-10-12-16:

RSR-BW-2-4-6-8-10-14
(07 Jan 2010 image by and © 2010 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed picture for larger image]

{It really was a 2-4-6-8-10-12-8-8
but no one dared tell Ira that!}

As with all the RSR's over-powered loks, the upgraded Super-Banker had an unfortunate propensity to yank out drawbars or squeeze trains into accordion shapes all over the RSR system!

As if that upgrade wasn't bad enough, Ira then expanded the tender/canteen to extend the Super-Banker's range, creating a 2-4-6-8-10-12-14-16!

RSR-BW-2-4-6-8-10-12-14-16
(07 Jan 2010 image by and © 2010 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed picture for larger image]

That greater length doomed this last version; it simply could not fit in any maintenance facilities nor be accommodated anywhere off the RSR main line!


RSR-EMD-BW FP90 RSR Steamer - Yes, Virginia, there really IS an RSR FP90 steamer!  Back to the present - knowing full well there is absolutely no way to budge RSR Chief Engineer Artur Goriote or his staff from the steam path, our (BW) girl Iris Ersatz wheedled permission to deal with EMD (now Electro-Motive Diesel) to create a cowl-bodied version of the SD90MAC with a big flash boiler and a steam-powered adaptation of the huge 6,000HP 265 V16 engine:

BW-EMD-FP90RSR
(08 Jan 2010 image by and © 2010 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

Looking much like the famed BW FP90MAC, but with a big stack at the rear, this demonstrator is showing its stuff all over Ruhnia.  It will prove most interesting to see how it impresses both the RSR crew and railoaders in other nations.

Well, things are looking good; in spite of the built-in resistance of senior RSR management to anything remotely resembling a (HORRORS!) diesel locomotive, the FP90RSR seems destined for good things.  After all, it has reciprocating steam, chuffs, and has a stack - what more can one ask?  Accordingly, Iris had the demo unit repainted in a modern color scheme based on the streamlined Class 434DE:

FP90RSRrepaint
(08 Jan 2010 image by and © 2010 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

Let us see what devolves!



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!}


Because the Ruhnian State Railways (RSR) had so much interaction with the Berlinerwerke, and especially with the BW's George and Ira Ersatz and their sons, George, Jr., and Ira, Jr., I decided to place any new BW-Apocrypha coverage of RSR loks on separate pages.

[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)!



LEGACY

  What happens to all this when I DIE or (heaven forfend!) lose interest?  See LEGACY.

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