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Alco FB Locomotive
ATSF Warbonnet Alco FB unit with detailed interior
About this creation
This is the companion B unit (or FB in Alco parlance) for the Alco FA. In service I will have 2 motorised As and one non motorised B. As is typical for B units, the prime mover and generator are in the same relative position as in the A, leaving space where the cab and nose would be for other things. I chose to mimic a steam boiler for car heating/air conditioning.



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   Builder's photo



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   Overall interior shot. Note that I omitted "Hostler" controls. A B unit needs to be able to be moved by itself within engine facilities, a small control stand with throttle and engine brake (but no train brake, since it should not be pulling anything) is supplied for doing this. If I get motivated maybe I will add them.



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   Close up view of the Prime Mover. This is the same design as in the A.



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   Close up view of the Generator



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   Hmm.. there seems to be something wrong with the boiler, it's only reading 23 degrees... has Mrs. Goldman been in here again?



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   Assembly sequence



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   Add the sidewall



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   Then the roof. Wasn't that easy? Even Keith could do it.



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   This turning radius is not necessarily a good thing to test while at speed, but it's there if you need it.



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   FB (square tank, stepladder)



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   Disguised as PB (streamlined tank). Just don't count the axles!



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   Belly tank close up. Those curves are sexy, you know they are...



Comments

 I like it 
  July 30, 2010
realy nice thing i like the details from the engine could you send me an pdf with the instructions pls ore where can i find the instructions of that train (the b model and the main train)
 I like it 
  January 18, 2010
Cool Design, I like the detailing in the engine.
 
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