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 Posted: Thu May 12th, 2016 05:45 pm
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For the short-sighted and narrow-minded:
http://historicaltimes.tumblr.com/image/144245981445
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Notice, that as with most of the ''trench'' railroad cars, the truck was mounted to a platform that included the coupler and the brake wheel--all of which pivoted with truck on the sharp curves involved.

An early ''talgo'' *  truck

Thanks Jose.

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Those are British soldiers. Their RR equipment was quite different from the French RR soldiers and the US ones. But NG stuff to the trenches was very common for everyone, even the Germans and Turks...



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Here is a photo of a standard German WW1 underbody



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Thanks Helmut--looks like the same ''talgo'' truck type mounting.


As an aside--where did the talgo name come from?---Not which was the first firm to use it (Mantua?) in HO--but is it an acronym? Name given to a real RR part? Name of a part Mfg?

Expiring mind (mine) wants to know

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Now Erbert...I know why some astute modelers use talgo trucks and that is just jake (Jake?) with me. TALGO-"that's all, lets go".

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TALGO is a well known (in Spain) Spanish rolling stock builder, Treno Articulado Leggero Something-or-other.

Whether they also designed or invented truck mounted couplers I have no idea.

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There is a misconception in the model railroad world about the nature of Talgo's couplers. Read here how the real Talgo-coupler works.



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IIRC the New Haven RR had a Talgo train. Seems that it fizzled here. Jose.



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Thanks Salada and Helmut. The name is based on that of a real company.

Real trains of that type suffered from the difficulty of quickly adding or removing cars from the consist to meet varying passenger numbers.

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