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QUOTE (dwb @ 14 Nov 2007, 19:50) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Could that have been due to the cost of licensing a patent?



Robert Garbe, responsible at the time, believed that many of the "southern" design elements, such as 4-cyl. compound drive, or superheaters, were humbug. He favoured an efficient, economical (read: cheap) design for "his" Prussian engines.

Garbe´s "evil spirit" carried forward into the time when the first "Einheitslokomotiven" were designed and tested: the class 01 had 2-cyl. drive, the class 02 4-cyl.-drive, but was designed with the assistance of a Prussian factory (Borsig, iirc) that had next to zero experience with 4-cylinder engines. The few 02s that had been built were later converted into 01s...
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