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THE BERLINERWERKE GUEST 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.


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.


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).   new.gif (03 Oct 06)


INDEX:

On the Berlinerwerke Guest Apocrypha Page 1:
  NORTHEAST CORRIDOR FREIGHT ENGINES.
  LEWELLEN NORTHERN GARRATTS.
  CSXT AC100CBW and NSC CB100W-10 10,000 horsepower locos!
  EMD SW-13 Switchers

On the Berlinerwerke Guest Apocrypha Page 2:
  Parker Parodies - loco research by Karen Parker (moved to this page on 16 Jan 04).
  Scott A. Bowman's SB Locomotives - Scott Squad Railroad.
  Erick Anderson's Locomotives.

On this Berlinerwerke Guest Apocrypha Page 3:
  Scott A. Bowman's SB Locomotives - Scott Squad Railroad (continued).
  Jeffrey Mott's EMD TD60.
  United Pacific DDAC-10.
  SP Multiplex Cab Forward Articulated.
  new.gif (23 Mar 2016)   Daniel McCoy's PRR Locos.
  Daniel McCoy.   new.gif (05 Feb 2016)
  Fairbanks-Morse Stretch Loco.   new.gif (19 Mar 2016)
  Dinomometer Car.   new.gif (09 Nov 2016)

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).   new.gif (03 Oct 06)


Scott A. Bowman's SB Locomotives - Scott Squad Railroad
(continued from Guest Apocrypha Page 2)

Scott Bowman's been at it again; here's his "Atom Bomb" locomotive (02 Oct 2006):

SB 4-16-8 Nuke
(2006 image by and © 2006 S. Bowman - all rights reserved)
[Thumbnailed image - click on picture for larger image]

A major user of ALCo's lateral motion devices!

After the initial success with the Quantum Thruster; engineers at SB Locomotives, Incorporated, set out to design a locomotive based upon the same Hafnium-178 power plant.  With this decision, two design parameters were established: (A) The locomotive would not use a turbine as its prime mover; and (B) the locomotive must have a higher horsepower rating than The Quantum Thruster.  And so, the engineers spent countless hours toiling over their drawing boards, and finally produced a radical new locomotive.  The new locomotive was based on traditional reciprocating steam locomotive mechanics, but also incorporated an electrical drive system for certain axles.  Due to its immense size and nuclear power plant, the locomotive was code named "The Atom Bomb".

The Atom Bomb is a 4-16-8 steam locomotive with a two piece, articulated tender.  The four axles underneath the cab, and all fifteen axles underneath the tender, are powered by electric traction motors.  A computer monitoring system keeps tender wheel slippage to a minimum.  There is no reason for a firebox with a Hafnium power plant, so that area has been replaced by a pair of generators powered by a low-pressure turbine that runs off of exhaust steam traveling to the condenser unit.

Although parts have been collected for constructing such a unit, nothing has come of the project.  After initially designing the unit, SB engineers had an idea of a way to use the entire power of The Atom Bomb.  Their plan called for an elevated four-track mainline that would contain no curves whatsoever {other than vertical - SB,III}.  How would this be accomplished?  By having it encircle the Earth.  It would not obstruct roadways in any manner, thus increasing safety; and would cross the ocean on bridges high enough to allow ocean ships to sail beneath.  Based out of Washington, DC, it would pass between Europe and Africa, and cut through the heart of Asia.  Rail lines would spread from stations along the World Rail Ring to further connect people to the new service.

Both plans are being revised at the moment to minimize any safety hazards.  The World Rail Ring is an incredibly vast project, and it must be almost guaranteed to be completely safe for it to be entirely effective.  SB Locomotives, Incorporated is now seeking government and international support for both projects.

{Rots of ruck! - SB,III}

I'm pleased to see that Scott maintains a strong family resemblance in his work; here's an early effort I hadn't bothered to post but it makes a nice comparison - the Megaton A-1 Class 4-10-6 Dual-Purpose Steam Locomotive:

SB 4-10-6 Megaton
(2005 image by and © 2005 S. Bowman - all rights reserved)
[Thumbnailed image - click on picture for larger image]


Jeffrey A. Mott built a locomotive based on the front 2/3 of one Athearn DD40 and the rear 2/3 of another.  On his version, he spliced together several of the original DD40 bodies to create what he calls the EMD TD60 (triple-diesel) locomotive.  He claims the paint job still leaves a bit to be desired [you couldn't prove it by me - a litle touch up and relettering and there it is - SB,III} and the handrail stanchions on the right side are not all there [hey, I'm not all there, either!], he thought I might find his rendition interesting (19 Aug 2007):

JAMottTD60-198
JAMottTD60-201
(2007 images by and © 2007 J. A. Mott - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed images for larger images]

Interesting?  How could I, the creator of the DDP45 so long ago (and its ilk since) not find the TD60 interesting?  I LOVE it!

JAMottTD60-197 JAMottTD60-199 JAMottTD60-200 JAMottTD60-202

Not just the concept, which I, perforce, have to admire, but the work entailed; look at Jeff's craftsmanship:

JAMottTD60-203
JAMottTD60-208

JAMottTD60-204 JAMottTD60-205 JAMottTD60-206 JAMottTD60-207

These two details are a bit blurred but show how Jeffrey installed shelves for body-mounting the couplers:

JAMottTD60-209 JAMottTD60-210
(2007 images by and © 2007 J. A. Mott - all rights reserved)
[Click on thumbnailed images for larger images]

Yes, Jeff, I find this model very interesting indeed (which is why I have devoted so much space to it - thanks)!


Otherwise-serious railroader Bill Volkmer ended a great PowerPoint presentation on turbine-engined locos with a wonderful photo credited to the ever-resourceful Art Wheeler (amazing how Bill and Art always seem linked).  It's a picture of the dual-mode, triple-turbo United Pacific DDAC-10 (sez I), #6920 (30 Dec 2013):

WDV/AW-UPDDAC-10
(Jan 2013 photo by A. Wheeler courtesy of W. D. Volkmer - all rights reserved)

This gem is plain/plane loco and could safely fly off the track (thanks, Bill)!  Wonder if the wings and tailplanes fold?


[What follows seems to have come in on 14 Apr 2014 but got lost;
my apologies to Dan McCoy for the exceedingly-late posting.]

"Here are some photos of a fantasy SP Cab Forward.  This model is G gauge and is live steam.  It runs.  Note the dual cabs.  The person who built this is a member of the Bay Area Garden Railroad Society's live steam group."  Whee!  Thanks, Dan!   new.gif (23 Mar 2016)

SPCFArt11

SPCFArt12

SPCFArt13

SPCFArt14

SPCFArt15

SPCFArt16
(photos courtesy of D. McCoy - all rights reserved)

It was kicked off by this allegèd SP concept:

SP-BigLoco
(drawing courtesy of D. McCoy - all rights reserved)

Dan found a drawing on the Internet of a Santa Fe cab forward duplex locomotive:

SFCFDuplexDwg
(drawing courtesy of D. McCoy - all rights reserved)

and used pictures from the Web to make it come to life:

SFCFDuplexPhoto
("photo" by and courtesy of D. McCoy - all rights reserved)


Daniel McCoy's PRR Locos - on 06 May 2014, Daniel McCoy offered this little gem, a PRR 6-12-6 (06 May 2014):

DMcCoyPRR6-12-6
(06 May 2014 image by D. McCoy - all rights reserved)
[ever-so-slightly edited by SB,III]

It's nice but it seemed to me to need a split drive and simple (non-compounded) cylinders:

SBIII/DMcCoyPRR6-6-6
(06 May 2014 image by S. Berliner, III, after D. McCoy - all rights reserved)

Also, such a big firebox cried out for an 8-wheel trailing truck:

SBIII/DMcCoyPRR6-6-8
(06 May 2014 image by S. Berliner, III, after D. McCoy - all rights reserved)

Note that in order to get the piston motion from the forward cylinders to the forward trio of drivers, around the rear set of cylnders, a reciprocating link was inserted and the valving reversed.


Speaking of Daniel McCoy, he sent me some rather interesting things that are right up my alley, such as this C&O combined cycle steam-and-steam-turbine locomotive:

C&OCombinedCycle
(cropped from image courtesy of D. McCoy - all rights reserved)

He also sent along these livery studies on a streamlined C&O 2-6-6-2:

Project70-3

Project70-4

Project70-5

Project70-6

Project70-7

Project70-8

Project70-9
(all images by and courtesy of D. McCoy - all rights reserved)


Now, here's a Fairbanks-Morse stretch loco you don't usually see:   new.gif (19 Mar 2016)

FMStretch
(19 Mar 2016 image by and © 2016 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

I caught it in very dim light with a cell phone at the Teens in MRRing HO layout at the 19 Mar 2016 Greenberg show in Wilmington, Massachusetts; the teen who was running it had just bought it from an old timer and was too busy to give any particulars.  I assume that it's two Atlas/AHM/Rivarossi (or Model Power?) [but not likely Life-Like/Walthers Proto 1000 or MTH] FM shells on an Athearn or Bachmann DD40/DDA40X chassis.  Please do NOT ask me what the projections on top are (or are meant to be).


'Way back, Karen Parker created the Dino-motive, "the ultimate in alternative fuel motive power":   new.gif (09 Nov 2016)

Dino-motive
(image by K. Parker - all rights reserved)

Sez who?  Much as I love Karen and her work, who says that the Dino-motive is really the ultimate in alternative fuel motive power?  Well, there's an easy way to tell; just stick a Dino-mometer car behind the beasts:

Dinomometer
(09 Nov 2016 image by and © 2016 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

Now, we can know.



[More to follow.]



See the biography of Constance Brontë (1816 - 1856) for the story of her 4-14-4 "Impediment" class loco, "Feculent", with 11' drivers!

More tales precede on BW Guest Apocrypha Page 1 and BW Guest Apocrypha Page 2.

More tales will follow (hopefully - contributions are always welcome).


See also the HO (1:87.1) Berlinerwerke saga or the Z (1:220) Berlinerwerke-Z saga
    and Berlinerwerke Apocrypha, et seq., (for tall tales of the Berlinerwerke, itself).

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).   new.gif (03 Oct 06)

 


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!}


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)!



LEGACY

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

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