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 Posted: Thu Dec 1st, 2016 11:52 pm
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oztrainz



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Hi all
The single fixed axle/rear bogie was a way of getting a bigger longer tender with the flexibility to handle curves that a fixed tri-axle wheelbase couldn't.

Then distances got greater and steam locos got bigger, thirstier and hungrier, which meant more fuel and water was needed to get from "here" to "there" and bigger tenders again which led to the double bogie tender.

Of course, if you want a different look to your mogul, try one of these https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Australian_Railways_Y_class with a fixed tri-axle tender
or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silverton_Tramway_Y_class or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tasmanian_Government_Railways_C_class They bred like rabbits :bg:

Last edited on Thu Dec 1st, 2016 11:53 pm by oztrainz



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