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THE BERLINERWERKE APOCRYPHA

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This page sponsored jointly (lots of 'em) by the
National Railway Hysterical Society
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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 12

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.


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

The main Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Page.

  For earlier occurrences of joint RSR-BW efforts and more recent pages, please refer to the RSR Apocrypha Index.

On the Ruhnian State Railways Apocrypha Page 12: (23 Oct 2012)
  A BW/RSR Oil-Electric? (23 Oct 2012)
  BW/RSR Steam Oil-Electric (12 Jan 2013)
  RSR/BW Class 695A 4-6+6-4 9-Cylinder Triple-Expansion Compound Express Goods Locomotive(15 Dec 2012)
  RSR/BW Class 695AA 4-6+6-4 9-Cylinder Triple-Expansion Compound Express Goods Locomotive (16 Dec 2012)
  BW/RSR Class 455AC 5-Cylinder Triple-Expansion Compound 4-8-4 (07 Jan 2013)
  RSR-BW Class 895 4-8-8-8 9-cylinder Lok (09 Apr 2013)
  RSR-BW Class 735 4-14-0 3-cylinder Triple-Expansion Compound Goods Locomotive (21 Aug 2013)

On the Ruhnian State Railways Apocrypha Page 13:
  BW/RSR Class F1 (644) Heavy 4-Cylinder Compound Goods Locomotive(2-12-2) (03 Jan 2014)
  BW/RSR Big__Boy 4-8+8-4-4-8+8-4 High-Speed General Purpose Locomotive (03 Sep 2014)
  BW/RSR Class 755C 4-14-4 5-Cylinder Triple-Expansion Compound Goods Locomotive (03 Sep 2014)
  BW/RSR Class E-46BB2 4-4-0 Modification (18 Dec 2014)
  BW/RSR Class B2G 0-2-0+0-2-0 Micro-Garrett (19 Dec 2014)
  BW/RSR 4-4-2 High-Acceleration Commuter Lok (12 Feb 2015)
  BW/RSR 985C 2-16-16-2 8-Cylinder Triple-Expansion Compound Beyer-Garratt Goods Locomotive (2015) (22 Mar 2015)
  Frihdrik Tešlov's Missing 321D 0-6-0T? (23 Mar 2015)
  533AB and 533ABA 2-10-2 3-Cylinder Goods Locomotives (21 Apr 2015)
  533AB and 533ABA 2-10-4 3-Cylinder Goods Locomotive Variants (05 May 2015)

On the Ruhnian State Railways Apocrypha Page 14: (05 May 2015)
  Class 565B 8-10-6 Triple-Expansion Compound Six-Cylinder Goods Locomotive (05 May 2015)
  Twin-Class-640A 12-Cylinder Fireless Shunting Locomotive (ca. 2000) (06 May 2015)
  Missing RSR Class 423BA Found! (06 May 2015)
  32-Axle 16-Cylinder Drag Freighter (09 May 2015)
  RSR/BW/GE 8,500HP Steam Turbine (02 Dec 2015)
  RSR/BW/EMD SD90MAC Dual- and Triple-Power Variants (29 Dec 2015)
  RSR/BW Steam Business Car   new.gif (24 May 2016)

On this Ruhnian State Railways Apocrypha Page 15:   new.gif (04 Sep 2016)
  Class 423QQ 2-Cylinder Passenger Tank Locomotive   new.gif (04 Sep 2016)
  Class 623Y 2-Cylinder 2-12-0 Heavy Goods Locomotive   new.gif (10 Oct 2016)
  Class C9 in Green   new.gif (28 Oct 2016)
  Class E27A 2-Cylinder 0-10-2T Heavy Goods Locomotive   new.gif (28 Oct 2016)
  Class BC27 4-Cylinder 0-4-6-2T Articulated Heavy Goods Locomotive   new.gif (28 Oct 2016)
  Class 523Z 2-Cylinder Heavy Goods Tank Locomotive   new.gif (19 Nov 2016)
  SAR Class 16X 5-Cylinder Triple-Expansion Compound Express Passenger Locomotive   new.gif (18 Mar 2017)


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 13

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., and grand-daughter/neice, Iris Ersatz, 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 (to put it mildly!).


Class 423QQ 2-Cylinder Passenger Tank Locomotive - designed by Ira Ersatz after Bela Šahlmeti.  In 1924, Bela Šahlmeti responded to the problem of increasing suburban train weights with the slim-boilered 2-8-4T Class 423Q.  While the eight-coupled driving wheels were ideal for this sort of traffic, the cylinders would have developed a high tractive effort and drained the boiler of steam.  Šahlmeti avoided a similar problem with his later 2-6-4Ts of class 323B by designing a larger boiler.  Norman Clubb thinks the 323BB boiler would most likely have suited the 423Q very well.  That may well have been the case but George Ersatz of the Berlinerwerke had a different take on this and had his brother Ira, the BW's design engineer, approach the matter in his own unique way.  Stretching the frame, substituting a four-wheel pilot truck (bogie) from the D9 and a six-wheel trailing truck, surmounted by a longer, heavier boiler with bigger water tanks and an elongated tender section, he came up with this rather elegant Class 423QQ:   new.gif (04 Sep 2016)

RSRBW423QQ
[04 Sep 2016 drawing by and © 2016 S. Berliner, III (after N. Clubb) - all rights reserved]

The Bevice-Akohniçe crew did not degrease the D9 pilot truck properly before slapping a coat of RSR grey over it; it wasn't long before the older green started showing through, as you can readily see.

Although the engine performed well, it was never homologated (as was so often the case with BW proposals and prototypes, more's the pity).


Class 623Y 2-Cylinder 2-12-0 Heavy Goods Locomotive - Bela Šahlmeti's 1927 Class 523Y 2-Cylinder Goods Locomotive, like so many other designs, was never built; clearly derived from the 423X 2-8-0, basically, a new chassis under the existing boiler of the 323C 4-6-0, it would have been a winner.  As the RSR records show, Šahlmeti's "rebuilds of the Belcamin 0-8-0s were still doing good work and were ably supported by the D6A 4-8-0s, and so another 2-8-0 goods engine was really not needed".  However, for the ever-more-prevalent very heavy drag freights, a heavier lok was given some consideration.  George Ersatz brought this to brother Ira's attention and the remarkable 623Y resulted:   new.gif (10 Oct 2016)

RSRBW623Y
[10 Oct 2016 drawing by and © 2016 S. Berliner, III (after N. Clubb) - all rights reserved]
(Click on thumbnail for even larger image)

The undeniable resemblance to the "Russian Decapods" of twelve years earlier was carried forward with an added driver set, a longer boiler and firebox, and a greatly enlarged tender to feed the voracious appetite of this free-steaming beast.  Ersatz versions of ALCo lateral motion devices, fitted to the leading and trailing driver axles, facilitated passage in yard trackage.  If it had been homologated, it would have seen the first RSR application of automatic stokers but, as usual, that never happened.


Norman Clubb had a very nice go at redecorating the C9 in green livery, however, not to upstage him, but I am an old croc and prefer an even-more traditionalist approach, with red wheels and far more attention to the brightwork, yea, even to the kick-plate, thusly:   new.gif (28 Oct 2016)

C9greenIII
[25/27 Oct 2016 drawing by and © 2016 S. Berliner, III (after N. Clubb) - all rights reserved]
(Click on thumbnail for even larger image)


The RSR uncovered several of Karel Belcamin's fancies (the D27, D28, and E27), each an expansion on the earlier C9, and this stimulated Iris Ersatz to look even further; sure enough (what a shock!), she found that these unrealized designs admittedly didn't carry enough fuel and water (even the extended E27).  George Ersatz of the Berlinerwerke had asked brother Ira to remedy the matter and the result was the most-excellent class E27A 0-10-2T.   new.gif (28 Oct 2016)

E27A
[27 Oct 2016 drawing by and © 2016 S. Berliner, III (after N. Clubb) - all rights reserved]
(Click on thumbnail for even larger image)


The RSR crews really liked the E27A 0-10-2T, but management wanted a similar lok for the tightly-twisting track (did I really write that?) up in the rugged Ruhnian hill country and asked George if a version with split drive could be made.  Ira rose nobly to the challenge with this nifty little 0-4+6-2T simple articulated:   new.gif (28 Oct 2016)

E27A
[27 Oct 2016 drawing by and © 2016 S. Berliner, III (after N. Clubb) - all rights reserved]
(Click on thumbnail for even larger image)

which they dubbed the BC27; no twist was too tight for this tanker!


Class 523Z 2-Cylinder Heavy Goods Tank Locomotive - a little birdie told me of a 523 series of 2-10-2T designs and it made me think of a related 2-10-4T that George dreamt up and Ira executed.  Our Iris knew all about that one and here it is:   new.gif (19 Nov 2016)

523Z
[19 Nov 2016 drawing by and © 2016 S. Berliner, III (after N. Clubb) - all rights reserved]
(Click on thumbnail for even larger image)

As noted previously, there's just no end to this, is there?


SAR Class 16X 5-Cylinder Triple-Expansion Compound Express Passenger Locomotive   new.gif (18 Mar 2017)

Inspired directly by the RSR's Class 755B 4-14-0 5-Cylinder Triple-Expansion Compound Goods Locomotive, South African Railways (SAR) decided to give steam a reprieve with their own Class 16X 5-Cylinder Triple-Expansion Compound Express Passenger Locomotive:

SAR16XRSR
(18 Mar 2017 photograph by and © 2017 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

SAR needed to improve their Cape Town-Johannesburg express passenger service with longer trains running routinely at higher average speeds for its more important express trains, specifically for use with the Union Express and the Union Limited trains.  Working with George and Ira Ersatz of the Berlinerwerke, they used Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) A. G. Watson's #No. 858 Class 16E 4-6-2 Pacific type locomotive,  It had been built by Henschel and Son in Kassel, Germany, and was stll in prime condition.  Ira stretched the frame forwards and added a second set of outer cylinders plus a centered low-pressure cylinder and cranked #2 axle.  She's seen here with smoke deflectors at Beaconsfield, Kimberley.



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!}


Continued from Ruhnian State Railways Apocrypha Page 13

 


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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