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2-8-4 "Berkshire" type steam engine (6297)
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Converted back into a Berkshire from a Texas, this train is ready to rock and roll!
About this creation
This engine began life as Anthony Sava's 2-8-4 Berkshire based on the real Pere Marquette 1225, from which I purchased instructions of. I then modified the model with a new boiler, longer wheelbase (two extra drivers making it into 2-10-4), reddish brown exterior paint scheme, new cow-catcher, smoke-box door, and pistons.

More recently, I reconfigured the engine back into a 2-8-4 Berkshire in order to add a better front pony truck, modeled after the one in the Emerald Night set. (10194)



The engine handles better than the Texas version, and is easier to roll thanks to the improved pistons.



The firebox door maybe a little large, but I like it better than the original 4 x 4 dish that was on the original Berkshire way back in 2012 when I first built it.



Comments

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  November 13, 2015
Quoting D H Awesome job, looks really great!
thanks!
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  November 13, 2015
Awesome job, looks really great!
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  November 12, 2015
Quoting Oliver Becker Steam power by Murdoch! :)
thank you!
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  November 12, 2015
Steam power by Murdoch! :)
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  November 12, 2015
Quoting Jimmie Martinez Absolutely magnificent creation. I would love to see what you could do with an N&W Y6B Mallet. I think you could do it justice. BOAJEWD.
Thanks. I don't know about any articulated engine: they are a little too big for my taste, and wouldn't fit in my boxes.
 I made it 
  November 12, 2015
Quoting Stephan Niehoff Great, just great
Thank you!
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  November 12, 2015
Quoting jd davis Looks good! I like the smokebox door, it adds a little European flair to an otherwise American steamer.
Thank you! I never thought of it that way.
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  November 12, 2015
Quoting Andy L Excellent work, need more photos though. This is a great model, you need to show it off!
Thanks, I'll put up an ldd file and cab picture as soon as I can.
 I made it 
  November 12, 2015
Quoting adam thelegofan rutland awesome!:D
Thanks!
 I like it 
  November 12, 2015
Absolutely magnificent creation. I would love to see what you could do with an N&W Y6B Mallet. I think you could do it justice. BOAJEWD.
 I like it 
  November 12, 2015
Great, just great
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  November 11, 2015
Looks good! I like the smokebox door, it adds a little European flair to an otherwise American steamer.
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  November 11, 2015
Excellent work, need more photos though. This is a great model, you need to show it off!
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  November 11, 2015
awesome!:D
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  November 11, 2015
Quoting Scott Bourgeois Nice Berkshire! Awesome coloration. So when are you going to model a Big Boy? ;) Excellent job!
Thank you, and the Big boy wouldn't work as it would be 1 and a half time longer than my boxes used to store the trains! Besides, I could never use it on my layout: too much overhang. But thanks for stopping by!
 I like it 
  November 11, 2015
Nice Berkshire! Awesome coloration. So when are you going to model a Big Boy? ;) Excellent job!
 
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