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Date: 09/12/19 07:42
A couple of former NW C36-7 here in town (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, today morning I found this couple of BB36-7's parked here at EVP yard. These are former Norfolk Western C36-7's 8503 and 8523. They were imported by Vale mining in 2003 and then sold to fca, now underVLI management. 

Pedro

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 09/12/19 08:12
Re: A couple of former NW C36-7 here in town (Brazil)
Author: Bob3985

More great photos Pedro.
Having been an engineer up here in the US I am not sure if I will ever get used to four trucks under these locomotives.
They are very unique. Thanls for sharing.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 09/12/19 08:24
Re: A couple of former NW C36-7 here in town (Brazil)
Author: Arkeytek

Thanks for posting.

8523 has a very unique nose that 8503 does not seem to have.



Date: 09/12/19 13:17
Re: A couple of former NW C36-7 here in town (Brazil)
Author: gcm

Very nice and interesting photos.
N&W would not recognize these units.
​Gary



Date: 09/12/19 15:18
Re: A couple of former NW C36-7 here in town (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, today evening the couple got a ride with Vale C499 train of new rails bound to EWL yard.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 09/12/19 15:20
Re: A couple of former NW C36-7 here in town (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Train C499 leaving EVP yard after receive the couple of old BB36's.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways






Date: 09/13/19 04:09
Re: A couple of former NW C36-7 here in town (Brazil)
Author: CM80-46

Are the trucks a Flei-coil design and what is the wheel base measurement?  Is there a supplier of HO scale side frames that would fit Athearn or Atlas 2 axle locomotive trucks?  Or are there South American HO model makers that have eninges available?
CM80.46



Date: 09/13/19 18:53
Re: A couple of former NW C36-7 here in town (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, I do not have the wheel base measurement here but I asked a friend at Vale shops to looking up for me.
The model railroaders here use to scratch the side frames of these BB trucks using Frateschi U20C side frames. You need four of them to model the BB's.Noboby produces the side frames for sale.
Yes, most modelers here use Atlas or Kato models as a base for the BB's or DDM45's.


CM80-46 Wrote:
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> Are the trucks a Flei-coil design and what is the
> wheel base measurement?  Is there a supplier of
> HO scale side frames that would fit Athearn or
> Atlas 2 axle locomotive trucks?  Or are there
> South American HO model makers that have eninges
> available?
> CM80.46

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/13/19 18:55 by pedrop.



Date: 09/13/19 20:50
Re: A couple of former NW C36-7 here in town (Brazil)
Author: The-late-EMD

Any video of a C-C locomotive being convested to a BB-BB locomotive?

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Date: 09/14/19 06:23
Re: A couple of former NW C36-7 here in town (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

No videos...only pictures.

See here https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?6,4011323

pedro

The-late-EMD Wrote:
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> Any video of a C-C locomotive being convested to a
> BB-BB locomotive?
>
> Posted from Android

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/14/19 06:29 by pedrop.



Date: 09/14/19 10:25
Re: A couple of former NW C36-7 here in town (Brazil)
Author: CM80-46

Thank you, looking into 3-D printer possibilities.  Shapeways one vender that might have ability to make the side frames.
CM80.46



Date: 09/16/19 15:53
Re: A couple of former NW C36-7 here in town (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Here they are

Pedro

CM80-46 Wrote:
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> Thank you, looking into 3-D printer possibilities.
>  Shapeways one vender that might have ability to
> make the side frames.
> CM80.46

Posted from Android

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/16/19 15:54 by pedrop.








Date: 09/16/19 15:55
Re: A couple of former NW C36-7 here in town (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

More...

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 09/17/19 04:06
Re: A couple of former NW C36-7 here in town (Brazil)
Author: CM80-46

Wow! Fantastic!  Real working drawings ! ve saved them from the posting and next to the printer!
Thank you so much! You have made me a BIG fan of railroads down in SA!  So much interesting equipment!

CM80.46



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