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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 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 the Ruhnian State Railways Apocrypha Page 15: (04 Sep 2016)
  Class 423QQ 2-Cylinder Passenger Tank Locomotive (04 Sep 2016)
  Class 623Y 2-Cylinder 2-12-0 Heavy Goods Locomotive (10 Oct 2016)
  Class C9 in Green (28 Oct 2016)
  Class E27A 2-Cylinder 0-10-2T Heavy Goods Locomotive (28 Oct 2016)
  Class BC27 4-Cylinder 0-4-6-2T Articulated Heavy Goods Locomotive (28 Oct 2016)
  Class 523Z 2-Cylinder Heavy Goods Tank Locomotive (19 Nov 2016)
  SAR Class 16X 5-Cylinder Triple-Expansion Compound Express Passenger Locomotive (18 Mar 2017)
  RSR 2'D2' (4-8-4) Express Passenger Locomotive based on the SAR Class 25. (09 Apr 2017)
  RSR 443A (1'B)B1' (2-4-0+0-4-2) Dual-Service Locomotive "Mini-855a". (02 May 2017)
  RSR 845C/CC (1'D)D2' (2-8-0+0-8-4) 4-Cylinder Triple-Expansion Compound Dual-Service Tank Locomotives. (09 Oct 2017)
  RSR 845D (2'D)D2' (4-8-0+0-8-4) 4-Cylinder Triple-Expansion Compound Dual-Service Tank Locomotives. (10 Oct 2017)

On this Ruhnian State Railways Apocrypha Page 16 (11 Oct 2017):
  RSR/Beyer-Peacock/Berlinerwerke Class 115ŠA 2-5-2+2-5-2 (4-10-4+4-10-4) 4-Cylinder Shay Locomotive (11 Oct 2017).
  Class 756B Schlachtschiff (Dreadnought) 12-cylinder 4-10+4-10-2+2-10-4+10-4 Garratt.   new.gif (09 Jun 2019)
  Class 756C Schlachtschiff (Dreadnought) 12-cylinder 4-10+4-10-2+2-10-4+10-4 Garratt.   new.gif (20 Nov 2019)
  RSR 46.x Heisler Series.   new (24 Nov 2019)
  RSR 46.75 Heisler.   new (24 Nov 2019)
  RSR 46.5 Heisler.   new (24 Nov 2019)
  RSR 46.25 Heisler.   new (24 Nov 2019)
  RSR 4.65 Heisler.   added (24 Nov 2019)
  RSR/BW AOE 2000 SERIES.   added (25 Nov 2019)
  RSR/BW AOE 4000-2 SERIES.   new (26 Nov 2019)
  RSR/BW AOE 4000C-1 SERIES.   new (30 Nov 2019)
  RSR/BW AOE 6000C-1 SERIES.   new (06 Dec 2019)
  RSR/BW AOE 6000C-2 SERIES.   new (07 Dec 2019)


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!).


RSR/Beyer-Peacock/Berlinerwerke Class Class 115ŠA 2-5-2+2-5-2 (4-10-4+4-10-4) 4-Cylinder Shay Locomotive

Back in 2006, the BW reworked an RSR Beyer-Peacock Class 115a Beyer-Garrett 2-5-1+1-5-2 (4-10-2+2-10-4) for heavy goods working on steep grades and stiff curvature by moving the boiler to the left and fitting a huge 4-cylinder Shay engine to create the RSR/Beyer-Peacock/Berlinerwerke Class 115Š Beyer-Garrett Šay (Shay), as originally reported on BW Apocrypha page 11.  Well, in one of her frequent forays into the RSR archives at Bevice-Akohniše, Iris Ersatz discovered notes indicating that the the huge 4-cylinder Shay engine with the four WABCO #5026 cross-compound air pumps added along the right side to balance the giant boiler offset to the left weighed too much; the axle loading on the inner pony trucks/bogies exceeded RSR limits,  The notes showed clearly that a fix had been worked up; that was all the clue Iris needed to start an extensive search for drawings.

Well, eventually, she found one; the lok had been stretched and fitted with four-wheel inner trucks/bogies, resulting in the 2-5-2+2-5-2 (4-10-4+4-10-4) Class 115ŠA:

RSRBWBP115SA
[11 Oct 2017 drawing by and © 2017 S. Berliner, III (after N. Clubb) - all rights reserved]
[file damaged; image repaired 12 Oct 2017]

Iris's next trick will be to see if a 115ŠA survived.  If so, wouldn't it be neat to see it restored to steam?


George advised Ira that the staggering 12-cylinder 4-10+4-10-2+2-10-4+10-4 Class 756a Schlachtschiff (Dreadnought) Class Garratt locomotive, while eminently successful in over-running any other European country, was having trouble being watered and refueled conveniently.  Also, as with all normal Garratts, tractive effort decreases as fuel and oil are consumed and weight drops.

It didn't take Ira but a moment to come up with the solution - convert her to oil firing and add a BW/Ersatz Multiplex System auxiliary canteen, which assures that the loco weight stays constant on the drivers by supplying make-up water and fuel oil.  Electrically-driven pumps controlled automatically by level sensors in the loco tanks keep loco weight constant.  Conveniently, a huge 16-wheel tender from the ill-fated RSR/BW 865A 4-8-8-8, which was quietly rusting away behind the Bevice-Akohniçe Shops, was quickly reconditioned and slightly modified for this purpose:   new (09 Jun 2019)

RSR/BW-756b
(09 Jun 2019 image by and © 2019 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for a larger one and be prepared to
SCROLL, baby, SCROLL!]

Talk about over-running Europe, eh?  This baby could do so in spades!

A problem developed when she went out on the road, however; on an extreme combination of curvature and grade change (resulting in sag), the top front of the canteen struck the top rear of the tank above the rear engine, damaging both tanks.  The fix was obvious, avoiding major structural changes by the simple expedient of sliding the canteen tank slightly to the rear.  All that was required was relocating the ladder and fabricating simple brackets to move the rear deck flag stanchions and lights rearward:   new (20 Nov 2019)

RSR/BW-756c
(09 Jun 2019 image by and © 2019 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger one and be prepared to scroll away!]

Because of the revision, in spite of there being no homologation or follow-on, she was reclassified as the 756C.


The RSR/BW 465-SERIES - As noted on BW Apocrypha Page 14, Ira Ersatz, Jr.'s magnificent RSR 465C Heisler V-8 4-8-4 (2'D2'), shown again here, was a resounding success:   rev (24 Nov 2019)

RSR-BW 465C
(17 Mar 2007 image by and © 2007 S. Berliner, III after B. Clubb/RSR - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed image for larger picture]

The 465C spawned a number of variants for less-arduous duty (Ira totaly ignored the RSR's carefully worked out numbering system!); by dropping cylinder pairs and drivers, and making similar changes to the tenders, the series evolved quite logically:

First, the 465.75, a Heisler V-6 4-6-4 (2'C2'):

RSR-BW 46.75
(24 Nov 2019 image by and © 2019 S. Berliner, III after B. Clubb/RSR - all rights reserved)

Next, the 465.5, Heisler V-4 4-4-4 (2'B2'):

RSR-BW 46.5
(24 Nov 2019 image by and © 2019 S. Berliner, III after B. Clubb/RSR - all rights reserved)

Then, not-quite-finally, the 465.25 Heisler V-2 4-2-4 (2'A2'):

RSR-BW 46.25
(24 Nov 2019 image by and © 2019 S. Berliner, III after B. Clubb/RSR - all rights reserved)

You may have noted that I wrote "not-quite-finally".  That's because Ira also came up with (against George's wishes) the tiny 4.65 Heisler V-2 2-2-2 (1'A1') which he mistakenly numbered as the 46.5 [shown on BW Apocrypha Page 15 and repeated here (left) with the corrected drawing (right)]:

RSR-BW 46.5x  RSR-BW 4.65
[08 Apr 2007 image by and © 2007 (left) and 23 Nov 2019 image (rght)
by and © 2019 S. Berliner, III after B. Clubb/RSR - all rights reserved)]

Ira not only misnumbered the 46.5-cum-4.65 but he got completely addled with his hokey numbering of the 465-series; he tried 465¾, 465½, and 465¼, then 465¼, 465½, and 465¾, and lastly 46.75, 46.5, and 46.25 before giving up in disgust and settling for that last set.  George did his damnedest to dissuade Ira, pointing out quite reasonably that the RSR would NEVER go for such outlandish class numbers but it was quite hopeless; Ira, Jr., was a true chip off his erratic father's block (or should it be off his father's chipped block?).


The RSR/BW AOE 2000 SERIES - You may have seen the ACE 4000-1 and it's Ruhnian counterpart, the ACE 4000-1R; well, as you probably know, coal is now (if you'll pardon the pun) a DIRTY WORD!  Ross Rowland, Jr.'s and American Coal Enterprises' ACE 3000s died abornin', as did the BW's and RSR's ACE 4000s.  Our Iris was thinking about them, a news article in the Akohniçe Tseitung-Kronikl about the denigration of coal, and about a related, brewing oil scandal*, when she got a brainstorm.  Quickly running it by cousin George (III), who liked it, they asked Ira (III) to cook up a design proposal for the RSR's Artur Gorote.   new (25 Nov 2019)

The basic concept is to take the ACE 3000/4000 down a peg and convert it to oil firing.  That makes the lok more acceptable to smaller railroads and to the RSR, which already has a plethora of big engines, as well as being more environmentally sensitive.  Gorote was willing to consider the idea, stipulating only that the multiple fuel oil "packs" and water modules be reduced to single units since Ruhnia has ample facilities for replenishing those fluids.  The ACE 3000 was envisioned in many different drive-wheel arrangements but the 4-6+-6-2, 4-8+8-2, and 2-10-2 seemed to be the most-discussed options.  The 4-6+6-2 was the one chosen for the RSR ACE 4000-1R:

ACE 4000-1R
(05 Apr 2010 drawing by and © 2011 S. Berliner, III, after Joshua Moldover's The Railroad Paintshop - all rights reserved)
ACE 4000-1R
[click on thumbnail for MUCH larger image]

ACE being inactive or even dissolved, George turned to ACE's competitor, American Oil Enterprises, for financial support.  They jumped on the idea.  After hammering away at the design, Ira finally came up with the AOE 2000-1R, a 4-4+4-2, and Iris and George happily presented it to Gorote.  He was initially quite pleased but, after some overnight cogitation, started chippng away at the features.

AOE 2000-1R
(25 Nov 2019 drawing by and © 2019 S. Berliner, III, after Joshua Moldover's The Railroad Paintshop - all rights reserved)
AOE 2000-1
[click on thumbnail for larger image]

For starters, he wanted the coal handing equipment deleted; there was little to gain by keeping it in reserve and space, weight, and money to be lost.  Artur also objected to the cost of dual cabs; Ruhnia has turning wyes and turntables galore.  Then he had the bright idea of utilizing the vacated cab room for more fuel and water,  Next, he wanted to add condensing capacity.  Finally, he just could not decide which cab to use,  All these changes drove the Ersatz crew up the wall but "the customer is always right",eh?  Iris came up with the solution - buy one of each (I told you she's a smart kid) and hold a national contest to choose!  That was the ticket; the RSR PR folks were tickled pink and Gorote came off as a hero.

Here, then, are the final versions:

AOE 2000-2SHR  AOE 2000-2PAR
(25 Nov 2019 drawings by and © 2019 S. Berliner, III, after Joshua Moldover's The Railroad Paintshop - all rights reserved)
AOE 2000-1SHR Shark Cab (left) || AOE 2000-1PAR PA Cab (right)
[click on thumbnails for larger images]

This should prove verrrry interesting!

[* - that scandal referred to above has to do with the Ruhnian Minister of Transport who allegedly was overly-interested in the oil firing aspect of the AOE 2000s; the cub investigative reporter who broke the story has been threatened and is under police protection.  It seems the minister has a large stake in AOE's Ruhnian subsidary, Affiliatne Oel Energia and AOE (R) in turn is suspect.  You may not be aware that a major oil pipeline was secretly built directly from the Romanian oil refineries at Ploesti to MŘnchen (Munich) in Bavaria in southern Germany, running near Linz and Braunau, only a few miles south of the two most southerly points in Ruhnia.  The reporter discoverd that AOE (R) was shipping vast quantities of oil, far more than any incoming rail or road tanker shipments could supply.  While Ruhnia sits between three major oil fields, the Vienna Basin in Austria, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia; the big central Pannonian Basin centered in Hungary; and the Transylvanian Basin in Romania far to the east,there is very litte oil directly under the country itself.  AOE (USA) shipped much well drilling equipment and even sent over technicians skilled in angle-drilling, so the obvious suspicion was that AOE (R) was stealing from the neighboring fields; however, company officials quickly pointed out that nowhere near enough piping had been acquired to allow that.  The young reporter thinks AOE (R) drilled into the pipeline! RSR management fears that this could endanger their conversion to oil and the BW fears it could kill the AOE 2000 project.]

"This should prove verrrry interesting",indeed! To save your achin' eyeballs, here are the pair again, at page width:

AOE 2000-2SHR

AOE 2000-2PAR
(25 Nov 2019 drawings by and © 2019 S. Berliner, III, after Joshua Moldover's The Railroad Paintshop - all rights reserved)
AOE-2000-1SHR Shark Cab (left) || AOE-2000-1PAR PA Cab (right)
[click on thumbnails for larger images]


FLASH!

The RSR/BW AOE 4000-2 SERIES - announcement of the Cab Choice Contest has taken Ruhnia by storm!  Because of the instant publicity generated quite-literally overnight, the RSR Directors have directed Artur Gorote to direct the Berlinerwerke to rush through completion of the unfinished ACE-4000-1 chassis and ship it directly to Ruhnia, where shop forces at Bevice-Akohniçe are directed to convert it as rapidly as possible into another ACE 4000-1R chassis.  In the meanwhile, the shop is dismounting the rear (PA) cab from the ACE 4000-1R as they speedily convert it to an AOE 4000-2SHR; the old PA cab will then be fitted to the second ACE 4000-1R chassis as soon as it arrives from the BW, making it an AOE 4000-2PAR:

AOE 4000-2SHR

AOE 4000-2PAR
(26 Nov 2019 drawings by and © 2019 S. Berliner, III, after Joshua Moldover's The Railroad Paintshop - all rights reserved)
AOE 4000-2SHR Shark Cab (above) // AOE-4000-2PAR PA Cab (below)
[click on thumbnails for larger images]

Oh, yes, verrrry interesting,indeed!

Ah, the controversy over coal vs. oil in Ruhnia continues apace.  Certain conservative sources insist that there are perfectly acceptable means to continue to burn coal in a "green" way.  Such persons, some of whom are involved at various levels in the RSR, believe that coal gasification or slurries are the ticket.  It is not for us here in the States to intervene but it does give one pause when proponents of on-going fossil fuel use find apparently-viable technical "dodges" to circumvent "clean air" regulations.  Be that as it may, the BW is right in there with ways to make a buck off the controversy.  One such method is to have a gasifier or slurry producer right on the train; accordingly, the BW's Ira Ersatz, III, put his mind to the task and the result is suprisingly simple.  It entails inserting a gasifier/slurry car between the regular tender and the lok, thusly - the AOE 2000C-series:

AOE2000C-1SHR

AOE2000C-1PAR
(30 Nov 2019 drawings by and © 2019 S. Berliner, III, after Joshua Moldover's The Railroad Paintshop - all rights reserved)
AOE 2000C-1SHR Shark Cab (above) // AOE 2000C-1PAR PA Cab (below)
[click on thumbnails for larger images]

Because of the projected higher efficiency of this system, greater range can be acheved with less fuel but watering becomes more of a problem, so more condensers are fitted to the car sides.  In addition, stack scrubbers are fitted and catalytic convertors convert the CO2 to combustible CO, which complements the fuel fed to the combustion chamber.  The scrubber/convertor is installed in the copious nose compartment, neccesitating moving the "head" (toilet facilities) to the rear, in turn requiring returning to the old multiple smaller fuel packs/modules and displacing the rear/outer fuel pack/module to the trailing tender.


The RSR/BW AOE 4000C SERIES:- when Ira III was told about having to replace the coal handling equipment, however modified, he was true to his grandfather's form, snorting, "SEE; I TOLD you so!".  The same concept could just as easily be extended to the AOE 4000C-1R:   new (30 Nov 2019)

AOE4000C-1SHR

AOE4000C-1PAR
(30 Nov 2019 drawings by and © 2019 S. Berliner, III, after Joshua Moldover's The Railroad Paintshop - all rights reserved)
AOE 4000C-1SHR Shark Cab (above) // AOE 4000C-1PAR PA Cab (below)
[click on thumbnails for larger images]

Both the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Environmental Concerns are involved, so only time will tell what devolves.  Whatever it may be, both the BW and the RSR are ready, willing, and able to respond quickly and effectively.

[Something funny happened on the way to the forum - well, on the way to this page, anyway; the estimable Josh Moldover seemed (to me) to have made a minor error on his 1:25 outline drawing of the ACE 3000-4, on which all these drawings are based and which I missed until the whole series was finished and had to be tweaked and then tweaked AGAIN(!); see Railroad Paintshop ACE 3000-4 Drawing for the whole story (if you give a hoot).]


The RSR/BW AOE 6000C-1 SERIES - it HAD to happen!  The two AOE 4000C-1Rs were so free-steaming and efficient that they had capacity to spare and so George, III, suggested to Ira, III, that the RSR just MIGHT consider an upgrade and Ira responded with this magnificent 4-8+8-2 (2'DD1') version:   new (06 Dec 2019) and rev (23 Jan 2020/08 Dec 2019)

AOE6000C-1SHR

AOE6000C-1PAR
(06 Dec 2019 drawings by and © 2019 S. Berliner, III, after Joshua Moldover's The Railroad Paintshop - all rights reserved)
AOE 6000C-1SHR Shark Cab (above) // AOE 6000C-1PAR PA Cab (below)
[click on thumbnails for larger images]

As so often happens to the BW and its bright ideas, nothing may come of this but - hey - one never knows, do one?


The RSR/BW AOE 6000C-2 SERIES - as things turned out, Artur Gorote responded surprisingly well to the AOE 6000C but, as usual, had to quibble over design features; this time he wanted a larger on-board fuel module restored.  This was, quoth he, because the extended range of the new loco, fuel-efficient as it was, would require more fuel and he didn't want to mess with the now-standardized tender or processing car.  That, in itself, was no big deal, although were it contractual instead of merely conceptual, it would have called for a major change of scope; all it actually entailed was a simple extension of the rear end of the loco bed.   new (07 Dec 2019)

However, when the RSRA (the Ruhniko Setateko Rusevair˛š Aut˘ritńt) got wind of it, they put in their bureaucratic 2€'s-worth, requiring that the extra weight be carried by a four-wheel trailing truck.  Now THAT threw a major monkey wrench into the works and resulted in a class change, the AOE 6000C-2:

AOE6000C-2SHR

AOE6000C-2PAR
(07 Dec 2019 drawings by and © 2019 S. Berliner, III, after Joshua Moldover's The Railroad Paintshop - all rights reserved)
AOE 6000C-2SHR Shark Cab (above) // AOE 6000C-2PAR PA Cab (below)
[click on thumbnails for larger images]

That, then, is a 4-8+8-4 (2'DD2').  A simple rearrangement of the rear coachwork sufficed for the body.  Seemingly, there really doesn't appear to be any end to all this, does there?   rev (23 Jan 2020/08 Dec 2019)



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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