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Tick the wheel arrangements running on your model
4-6-2 + tender7010.51%
4-6-0 + tender639.46%
2-6-0 + tender537.96%
0-6-0 + tender619.16%
2-6-4T426.31%
2-6-2T456.76%
0-6-0T7511.26%
2-10-0 + tender294.35%
2-8-0 + tender487.21%
0-8-0 + tender142.10%
2-8-2 + tender60.90%
4-4-0 + tender385.71%
0-4-4T253.75%
2-6-2 + tender192.85%
0-6-2T253.75%
4-2-2 + tender60.90%
0-4-0T304.50%
0-4-2T172.55%
 

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The point was made in another topic that the vast majority of steam locomotives run on UK railways were of the 0-6-0 wheel arrangement with and without tenders. They greatly out numbered Pacifics (4-6-2) and yet I suspect that most of us have at least one 4-6-2 in our MPDs.

The aim of this poll is to see what proportion of steam locomotive owners have a 4-6-2 Pacific compared to other wheel arrangements.

There are a couple of points to note:-

1) I have posted this in the OO Scale Forum because the point about the ubiquity of 0-6-0s was made in the context of UK outline locomotives. I suspect that a similar argument could be made for continental railways.
2) The poll doesn't allow us to enter how many of each type we own, so many of us may well end up ticking one of each resulting in an even distribution of types. I think that result would show that we have indeed succumbed to the lure of the "Big Engine"
3) Sorry about the order of the wheel arrangements. It's not as logical as it could be but shifting the order about is not that easy. I think I've got all the arrangements that are currently available from Hornby and Bachmann.

The 0-8-0 + tender class will be a bit behind because the poll was started just as the Bachmann Super Ds were on their way to the shops!

Most of all this is meant for a bit of fun


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And I will cheerfully buy any OO RTR UK prototype 2-8-2 tender loco, whenever it should become available.

Choose your location carefully, and you needs must have the express passenger locos in large numbers. On the ECML, the pacifics particularly were 'all-line' engines and therefore for my circa 1960 ECML North London operation I can justify all 300+ (nowhere close, have a dozen), and a goodly number of the V2's. The shorter range mainline types are required in far smaller numbers since they typically stayed on the same turns for years.
 

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QUOTE And I will cheerfully buy any OO RTR UK prototype 2-8-2 tender loco, whenever it should become available.

At that point in compiling the list, I was thinking in terms of top link passenger locos, particularly the P2. At least I got the wheel arrangement right.


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Doug - 'T' normally stands for Tank, similarly 'WT' stands for Well Tank and 'ST' stands for Saddle Tank.

An M7 is therefore an 0-4-4T.

Oh, and yes I would like a RTR LNER P2


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QUOTE 'T' normally stands for Tank, similarly 'WT' stands for Well Tank and 'ST' stands for Saddle Tank.

I did not consider creating separate categories for tank engines, I just wanted to distinguish between locomotives with tenders and those without.

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I've added locos I've either pre ordered or am going to buy so that is the 0-8-0 (Super D) & 4-4-0 (T9 & Schools)
 

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In addition, I utilize 2-10-2T and 4-4-4 + tender engines.
 

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[And you went and missed my two 0-6-4T locomotives...both Deeley 'Flatirons' from the Midland Railway.
I'll forgive you tho'

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QUOTE (Dan Hamblin @ 7 Sep 2008, 17:14) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Doug - 'T' normally stands for Tank, similarly 'WT' stands for Well Tank and 'ST' stands for Saddle Tank.

An M7 is therefore an 0-4-4T.

Oh, and yes I would like a RTR LNER P2


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Yes, bring on the RTR LNER P2
 

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'Cos they're not Atlantics!!!


Lots of wheel arrangements received nicknames that are well documented elsewhere. As to why - I'm not really sure why the specific names but many things get nicknames that don't really relate at all (think "Mucky Ducks", "Plastic Pigs", and so on).
 

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QUOTE (randolph @ 8 Sep 2008, 08:10) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Why are 4-6-2's called Pacifics?
Reputedly because the first of the type built in the US, was for export across the Pacific to NZ. Reputedly the 2-8-0 got the name 'consolidation' because an early user of the type was a line 'consolidated' from several smaller outfits. There must be an online list somewhere...
 

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I have added my figures to the poll, and would of course add that if you model BR(S) just about any model can legitimately use a pacific!

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QUOTE Why only 00 ??

On the basis that this Forum covers ALL Scales & Gauges I have added my 2 penneth of N Gauge stock.

Well I was only going to set up one poll and it's the first time I've tried. (It's harder than posting photos!). So which Forum should I choose? It's about model locomotives so I felt the most suitable choices were the scales. Which of these to choose? Well I decided to go for the one which I guessed had the most traffic which was OO. I figured that n and HO modellers were more likely to drop in on OO than the other way about. And seeing as at least two n gaugers and three HO modellers have posted, it looks like I was right.

Ideally I would like all scales to be covered. I'm certainly not biased.


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