This product is compatible with all o gauge 3rail track systems including those systems offered by atlas and gargraves and lionel and ross custom switches. Ed king commented on that some time back in a similar thread. Design the t1 class was designed by a consortium of the reading companys superintendent of motive power and rolling equipment, e. Photos of trains, trackage, rosters, stations, maps. In tests, number 5500 quickly proved to be a super niagara. The answer was a 4 8 4 with 30% more tractive effort 61,500 lbs and 25% more grate area 100 sq ft, a weight of 471,000 lbs and a 6000 hp rating. Features of the 484 niagara 2 transformer operations running your steam locomotive with a lionel transformer 3 locking your locomotive into a single operational state 4 your locomotives odyssey system speed control 5 using your tendermounted electrocoupler in the noncommand environment 6 your locomotives railsounds systemthe. According to the wikipedia article on the new york central 4 8 4 niagara, the locomotives were ultimately retired because of a failure of the highlyexpensive fireboxwrapper metallurgy to withstand the conditions of actual operation and the reference for that information is the g. One of my better standard bachmann locomotives, but hardly a match. The reading t1 is a class of 4 8 4 northerntype steam locomotives owned by the reading company. Table of contents features of the 4 8 4 niagara 2 transformer operations running your steam locomotive with a lionel transformer 3 locking your locomotive into a single operational state 4. New york central 4 8 4 niagara 6023 is near the end of its short life as it rambles through millbury junction, ohio, 7.
New york central passenger steam locomotives in the 1950s you would have seen three classes of nyc passenger steam locomotives in columbus, the 464 hudson, the 482 mohawk and the big 4 8 4 niagara. The following photos show a very brief insight into the construction of a giant amongst steam locomotives. The stapleford miniature railway at stapleford house near melton mowbray. Bowser replacement mechanism kits for bachmann locomotives.
Broadway limited ho new york central niagara 484 steam. Nyc niagara 4 8 4 steam locomotive the new york central railroads niagara was a steam locomotive named after the niagara river and falls. Nyc 4 8 4 niagara o gauge railroading on line forum. Nycs paul kiefer, chief mechanical engineer of motive power and rolling stock wanted a new locomotive with a larger boiler capacity, more adhesive weight and greater tractive effort than the 46. It is a very nice set and offered exceptional value for the money but the locomotive didnt have much cab appeal. Nyc niagara 484 steam locomotive classic streamliners. Locomotive is on the transfer track on the ft waynejackson line in waterloo indiana. It had a wheel arrangement of 4 8 4 in the whyte notation and is considered as one of the most efficient 4 8 4 locomotives ever built the first new york central railroad northern or 4 8 4 was ordered in 1931. This ogauge train features a brass construction with an authentic paint job, operating smoke unit and lights, a. Nyc niagara trains magazine trains news wire, railroad. The two locomotives were shedded in frankfurt and were placed in service on the line to erfurt. Williams electric trains nyc niagara 484 steam engine. New york central 484 northern locomotives in the usa steam.
Williams 5602 brass new york central 484 niagara steam. The eight driver arrangement was usable on almost every main line in north america and with drivers up to 80 inches in diameter allowed any reasonable speed that the railroad could handle. This old photographic print of 6243 and 6245 below different angles show details of smoke deflectors. Nov 08, 2011 testing a nyc 4 8 4 niagara on the black mesa lines.
O scale premier 4 8 4 niagara express reefer set wprotosound 3. Broadway limited 541 new york central s1b 484 niagara. It had a wheel arrangement of 4 8 4 in the whyte notation and is considered as one of the most efficient 4 8 4 ever built. Here we see one of those crack passenger trains crossing a mighty lift bridge on its way to its. Premier 484 niagara steam engine mth electric trains. As much as i am interested in steam locomotives, especially 484s, i dont have a lot. All structured data from the file and property namespaces is available under the creative commons cc0 license. Dec 26, 2019 a 0 4 0 stephenson samson steam locomotive pulled two coaches on a roundtrip from laprairie.
It features all brass boiler construction, electronic reverse, flywheel coasting drive train, operating knuckle couplers, a constant voltage headlight, real coal load, operating back. In 1851 an extension was added to this rail line to rouses point in new york. The album intersperses the steam locomotive sounds with spoken explanation by ludlow of what each sound is. That of the superb 15th scale model of the new york central 6019 4 8 4 niagara class express passenger locomotive, researched and constructed by fsmr member john wilks at the stapleford works, and jointly owned with lady gretton. This may have been due to the new york centrals locomotive standards, but it is very unusual for a canadian locomotive not to have an enclosed cab. Replacement mechanism kits for bachmann locomotives for new york central 4 8 4 niagara. Pages in category new york central railroad locomotives the following 19 pages are in this category, out of 19 total. Switcher prr williams b6sb edition tender 060 brass crown 43. Measurement and comparison of locomotive in power discussing two particular locomotives, the question of. The 4 8 4 wheel arrangement was a progression from the 4 8 2 mountain type and, like the 2 8 4 berkshire and 4 6 4 hudson types, an example of the super power concept in steam locomotive design that made use of the larger firebox that could be supported by a fourwheel trailing truck, which allowed greater production of steam. It features all brass boiler construction, electronic reverse, flywheel coasting drive train, operating knuckle couplers, a constant voltage headlight, real coal load, operating back up light, operating smoke unit and sprung drivers. It had a wheel arrangement of 4 8 4 in the whyte notation and is considered as one of the most efficient 4 8 4 locomotives ever built. Jun 03, 2007 4 8 4 niagaras built in august 1946 by the american locomotive company in schenectady, new york no.
Gangewere and a team of engineers at the baldwin locomotive works. A 484 new york central niagara locomotive number 6008 new. An accurate, smoothrunning model of the pinnacle of the new york centrals steam power, the s1b niagara 4 8 4, is the latest from broadway limited imports, and it illustrates two significant points. This is a williams 5602 new york central niagara 4 8 4 steam locomotive and tender. The new york central was late in adopting the 4 8 4 wheel arrangement for their steam locomotive roster since the mohawks and hudsons did. Ytd video downloader pro crack enables you to download recordings from youtube, including hd and hq recordings, facebook, vevo, and. Under the whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, 484 represents the wheel arrangement of four leading wheels on two axles, eight powered. Niagara on the run photo of the day new york central 4 8 4 niagara 6023 is near the end of its short life as it rambles through millbury junction, ohio, 7.
The set included a prr 280 consolidation steam locomotive and tender, a box car, hopper car and caboose. It had a wheel arrangement of 484 in the whyte notation and is considered as one of the most efficient 484. There have been a number of articles pertaining to this locomotive in the technical and railfan press. Gerbracht continued from 3rd quarter 1988 issue part vii steam locomotive horsepower description and measurement there are more variables in the measurement of steam locomotive horsepower than in diesel or electric horse power. Six of these locomotives were chosen by their designer, paul w. Her headlight has been replaced with a pylenational twin sealed beam conversion. Made in korea by samhongsha in williams crown edition prr brass b6 switcher and tender williams crown edition brass b6 pennsylvania railroad switcher and tender. The streamlined class 06, the only german 4 8 4, was the biggest steam locomotive ever built in germany. Mar 01, 2011 model train tips contributor chuck shutz has an ho nyc s1b niagara 484 locomotive for sale. Further, fast download engine with increase converting speed. According to the companys product marketing team, this fourth update to the niagara 4 framework adds new analytics features and html5 capabilities. The new york central railroads niagara was a steam locomotive named after the niagara river and falls.
Mth ho gauge 187 scale model railway steam locomotives. A williams electric trains nyc niagara 4 8 4 steam engine. New york central waterloo indiana the fort wayne railfan. Cyclopedia nyc niagara 484 steam locomotive the new york central railroads niagara was a steam locomotive named after the niagara river and falls. It carried number 5500 and was designated class s2a. They upgraded it to their now long gone plus series with better paint, a better drive and better wheels. I think the niagaras boiler replacements had something to do with the type of steel used, so really didnt reflect the quality of the design itself. One of the wonders of the steam locomotive world, the new york central 4 8 4 niagara a locomotive so good it was an embarrassment to a railroad management that chose to embrace diesel poweris featured along with the mohawk, the workhorse of steam that ruled the new york central mainline for almost 20 years before the advent of the hudson. Ytd video downloader pro is wonderful software to download and convert. A 4 8 4 new york central niagara locomotive number 6008 new york central railroad railroad history ohio usa round house steam engine steam locomotive model. Blis locomotives continue to improve, and steam locomotives are just plain cool. The new york central was late in adopting the 484 wheel arrangement for their steam locomotive roster since the mohawks and hudsons did such an excellent job.
I believe it started out with a pancake motor drive in the 80s. Blueline ho nyc s1b niagara 484 locomotive for sale model. The electrical connections pass through conductors in the drawbar, so it. Feedback is very important to sellers so if you are satisfied with your purchase, please take a moment or two to leave positive feedback for us. There are not enough superlatives in the language to describe this locomotive. At this time there was also a little deadwork still being done, and niagara. Hobbylinc carries 77 4 8 4 model train locomotives at discounts up to 37% including steam ho, steam n, and steam o027.
Testing a nyc 4 8 4 niagara on the black mesa lines. Built by baldwin locomotive works, it became the only example of their class xa, so named due to the experimental nature of the locomotive. Mth premier o scale nyc niagara steam locomotive youtube. This ogauge train features a brass construction with an authentic paint job, operating smoke unit and lights, a flywheel motor, and more. The new york central was late in adopting the 484 wheel arrangement for their steam locomotive roster since the mohawks and hudsons did such an.
Replacement mechanism kits for bachmann locomotives for. According to the wikipedia article on the new york central 4 8 4 niagara, the locomotives were ultimately retired because of a failure of the highlyexpensive fireboxwrapper metallurgy to withstand the conditions of actual operation and the reference for that information is the great book of trains by brian hollingsworth and arthur cook. Product spotlight premier line o scale 484 niagara steam. In the late 1930s and early 1940s, the american steam passenger locomotive reached its zenith in a stable of 4 8 4 northerns that served across the nation. It also featured protosound, which produces a realistic steam chuffing sound and an upgraded digital whistle sound. Replacement mechanism kits for bachmann locomotives for new york central 4 8 4 niagara bowser 63205. The most popular 4 8 4 model train locomotives brands include concor, broadway limited imports, bachmann, marklin, inc, and kato usa inc. The design of the niagara required close attention. A 484 new york central niagara locomotive number 6008. Uses the ffmpeg engine to convert the videos plays videos.
Only one 2 8 8 8 4 was ever built, a mallettype for the virginian railway in 1916. View and download lionel 4 8 4 niagara owners manual online. The 4 8 4 gained its name from the northern pacific where the locomotive was first operated in the 1920s. He bought it online, set it on his awesome layout and found it was too large for his layouts rad. Bachmann niagara 484 steam dcc xpress installations. The locomotive was the new york central class s1 4 8 4 niagara. S265 pc rp new york ontario western railroad locomotive 360. There is no unsightly cable or box showing between the engine and the tender to detract from the appearance of the model.1000 1263 905 761 187 1216 1143 484 235 1608 256 138 1482 104 306 598 186 1561 1486 244 210 481 367 601 76 1404 1415 650 224 674 390 1287 1286 480 964 72 1462 168 1254