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Old 02-04-2017, 09:41 AM   #11 (permalink)
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That "beam" is weird! There is a notch that appears to be specifically cut in the top of the tender wall for the square end of the beam. And the front end of the beam is held up by a saddle bracket that appears to have been designed specifically for the rounded end of the beam... but there are no foot plates for workmen to stand on to reach the beam, so I would assume it is not a "tool" that is carried along for some off-engine work.

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Old 02-04-2017, 05:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
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"do you know what this beam on top of the water tank is for;-)?"

OK, I'll make a guess. It allows the crew and passengers to lever the locomotive back onto the track after a minor derailment. Lots of grades and lots of curves, so I don't suppose the equipment is ever moving very fast. Most derailments probably fit into the "minor" category. Most passengers would be willing to help so they can continue their ride to their destination. May seem primitive, but apparently it works on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.

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Old 02-04-2017, 09:19 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Dave, of course! This is a rerailing beam. Mind you, not only the relatively small B-tank carried the beam. Please check what is hanging under the running board of the D-Class Garratt (by Roundhouse). Nate, beauty is in the eye of the beholder - for me the B-tank is the most beautiful and classy locomotive ever produced - and the Roundhouse model of it the best live steamer of all. Best wishes from Tokyo, Zubi
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Old 02-04-2017, 09:39 PM   #14 (permalink)
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What i think makes it look ugly is how dirty and grungy it is- i like a little soot and weathering but couldnt the crew wipe the engine down once and a while?

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Nate, you have not seen anything yet. Best wishes from Tokyo, Zubi
PS you might enjoy a little read though:
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Old 02-05-2017, 06:13 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Heck of a way to turn perfectly good lumber into firewood.
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