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 Post subject: K2 or Kd class Pacific's
PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:30 pm 

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Hey, I'm new to this forum so I'm learning as I go! I have been looking, high and low, for information and hopefully drawings for the K-d Class 4-6-2 Pacific,like the one with a road number of 3528. If you Goggle ( 4-6-2 Pacific 3528) and click on Images, it is the first pic in the upper LH corner of the page. It could be a different road number but this is the class and the look which I want to copy! Apparently, and this makes it even more difficult, some were built with the 80" drivers, which is what I would like to do. Also, I don't know the RR that ran these. Any help with this would be much appreciated!
Thanks for any help you may offer!
Gary


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 Post subject: Re: K2 or Kd class Pacific's
PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:06 pm 

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3508 was previously Boston and Albany RR, became a New York Central engine. Previous number was 508

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 Post subject: Re: K2 or Kd class Pacific's
PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:10 pm 

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Now if I could only type correctly, NYC 3528, previous number was 528 when on the B&A.

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 Post subject: Re: K2 or Kd class Pacific's
PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:56 pm 

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https://sites.google.com/site/bostonalb ... tank/4-6-2

Heres a collection of their pacifics, the newer ones are pretty hefty, perhaps with near power as a berk.


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 Post subject: Re: K2 or Kd class Pacific's
PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:13 am 

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Hi Gary
I would suggest that you contact the New York Central system Historical society, they do have many drawing of their locomotives. Pat


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 Post subject: Re: K2 or Kd class Pacific's
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:58 pm 

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I looked at steamlocomotive.com, they have data on the pacifics, but not the Kd, I asked. maybe the NYC society does. If someone does perhaps they can forward that data to SL.


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 Post subject: Re: K2 or Kd class Pacific's
PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:48 am 

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Hi Gary
The KD was not built with 80" drivers, they had 75 " drivers, they needed the smaller drivers wheels in order to fight the Berkshire Hills. And the engine you are looking at number # 3528.
Here are the spec's on the locomotive, from the book Steam Locomotives of the New York Central Lines by William D. Edison, and H.L. Vail, Jr. Vol 1 Parts 1 & 2.
B&A Class Ke 4-6-2 cyl 22+26 drivers 75" Boiler pressure 200psi engine weight 238000
Traction effort 28520 Alco built
Built by Alco in Sept 1908 for the B&A as # 3528, the engine got renumbered in 1912 to #533, engine is then scrapped in Sept 1934.
Gary, you should still be able to find and buy this book from the New York Central System Historical Society, or on the Web.


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 Post subject: Re: K2 or Kd class Pacific's
PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:35 pm 

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Quote:
B&A Class Ke 4-6-2


did you mean Kd?


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 Post subject: Re: K2 or Kd class Pacific's
PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:27 pm 

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Hi dinwitty
Yes, Kd,


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 Post subject: Re: K2 or Kd class Pacific's
PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:26 am 

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Ok, thank you all for the help! I have now found some good photos, a little more info and I will certainly check out that book, much appreciated! I have decided to break my search down into what might be for a more doable solution. I am now looking for prototype chassis drawings for any Pennsy K-4 Pacific, as these had the 80"drivers and were the most plentiful locomotives out there ,so I'm hoping there will still be drawings available for that, in paper or digital form! If I can, with anyone's help,find those drawings I can do the K-4 chassis, which has a very similar look to the K-d ! Later then, maybe, I will at least be able to find an erection drawing for the K-d and then do rest of the cosmetic look from photos!
Gary


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 Post subject: Re: K2 or Kd class Pacific's
PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:10 pm 

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I'm pretty sure drawings for all the PRR class K locomotives in regular service are available in Pennsylvania, either from the State Archives or the collection in Lewistown.

But why wouldn't NYCSHS not have the plans and drawings of the actual locomotive? They do for many other classes including other B&A engines.

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