Saturday, August 25, 2007

More On The Boxcab

The brass and copper boxcab pictured in my last post is owned by SGMA member Pat Rolland. Pat writes:

...I purchased it at the TCA Atlantic div. show off of some guy. He said
that a machinist for the Pennsy made it for some exec there. It is mostly copper
with hand punched rivet marks, DC can motor with a reduction gearbox. We timed
it at Altoona and it is slow as molasses we had it running at 22 volts (full
throttle on the Z4000) and it was only drawing 1/2 an amp. Took a full 4 minutes
to make one trip around the Altoona loop."

Sounds like it was geared to run at a slow prototypical speed.


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