PRR Locomotives

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Re: PRR Locomotives

Postby PRRK4s » Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:25 am

thanks, Bob. I built that with a removable roof so I could complete the interior. Well, after 30 years it remains empty. Another someday project.

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Re: PRR Locomotives

Postby rogruth » Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:07 am

:) :) :) my layout is only 15 years old and I still save small items that could be used for this or that on it.
I think I need to throw away some of it. None of it is actual train stuff.
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Re: PRR Locomotives

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Re: PRR Locomotives

Postby PRRK4s » Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:28 am

ImageImage One of the PRR's smallest pieces of locomotion apparatuses, the Street Tractor. In tight and narrow areas of New Jersey and Baltimore, the PRR employeed a small fleet of these tractors to shift freight cars over the street running trackage. Built in the early 20th century (1913), the rubber tired critters lasted into the 50's. Here one is loaded on a flat car, waiting to be sent out for repair.

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Re: PRR Locomotives

Postby sleepmac » Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:44 pm

Marvelous!

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Re: PRR Locomotives

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:38 am

PRRK4s wrote: One of the PRR's smallest pieces of locomotion apparatuses, the Street Tractor. In tight and narrow areas of New Jersey and Baltimore, the PRR employeed a small fleet of these tractors to shift freight cars over the street running trackage. Built in the early 20th century (1913), the rubber tired critters lasted into the 50's. Here one is loaded on a flat car, waiting to be sent out for repair.


What's the source of the Street Tractor model?
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Re: PRR Locomotives

Postby PRRK4s » Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:15 am

Rufus, The street tractor is a 3d Printed replica via Shapeways. Currently only Z, N and HO are available but I have an inquiry in to the designer to see if O scale can be printed as well. Stay tuned.

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Re: PRR Locomotives

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:14 am

PRRK4s wrote:Rufus, The street tractor is a 3d Printed replica via Shapeways. Currently only Z, N and HO are available but I have an inquiry in to the designer to see if O scale can be printed as well. Stay tuned.


Thought it might be a 3d printed product; yes, please keep me posted on an O scale version becoming available!!!
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Re: PRR Locomotives

Postby E7 » Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:49 pm

PRRK4s wrote:Image One of the PRR's smallest pieces of locomotion apparatuses, the Street Tractor. In tight and narrow areas of New Jersey and Baltimore, the PRR employeed a small fleet of these tractors to shift freight cars over the street running trackage. Built in the early 20th century (1913), the rubber tired critters lasted into the 50's. Here one is loaded on a flat car, waiting to be sent out for repair.


There is a picture of a similar (if not identical) beast in the late Al Staufer's Pennsy Power III. My memory (which is highly suspect these days) has it on much wider tires. I don't have my copy handy to confirm. There is also a picture of the P Company's lone McKeen car (around 1914 vintage, I think).
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Re: PRR Locomotives

Postby PRRK4s » Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:11 pm

Yes, some of the street tractors were upgraded to air inflated tractor tires, as well as most, if not all, being converted from electric battery power to gasoline engines.. I may attempt that conversion one day on a second model. I would also like to do the PRR street tractor based on a Euclid tractor. Can't find a suitable model to convert,......yet.

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Re: PRR Locomotives

Postby E7 » Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:51 pm

PRRK4s wrote:Yes, some of the street tractors were upgraded to air inflated tractor tires, as well as most, if not all, being converted from electric battery power to gasoline engines


My memory (shudder) wants to say that they were wide, but thin, as in no tubes. Have to see if I can find that book.

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