Chesapeake & Ohio H8 #1602 . Chesapeake & Ohio H8 Allegheny 2-6-6-6 articulated steam locomotive in 10-wide. . This model features the fabulous Big Ben Bricks custom steam engine wheels.
Chesapeake & Ohio H8 Allegheny class (2-6-6-6) articulated steam locomotive, the tallest, widest, heaviest steam engine ever created.
By herself, the H8 weighed a staggering 724,500 lbs; with her fully loaded tender she topped out at earth shaking 1,066,100 lbs. She was capable of producing up to 8,000 horsepower, the highest ever calculated on an articulated steam locomotive, greater than even Challenger and Big Boy.
In fact, her massive boiler, the largest ever installed on a locomotive, was large enough for the boiler of the Big Boy to fit inside.
She was named after the mountains where she worked, pulling mile long trains of 150+ coal cars up and down the Allegheny mountains, but was also capable of pulling long troop trains at speeds up to 60 mph.
Built in 10-wide, she's probably still to scale with other 8-wide train MOCs. She's fully track compatible, capable of navigating turns and points, and is powered by three 9v train motors.
Two of the train motors are under the tender, with the third disguised as the 6 wheeled trailing truck. Her flex tubing is still a little misshapen, probably only internal wire supports will get them exactly how I want them, but I haven't found what I think will work, yet.
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