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Locomotive...
« on: January 01, 2012, 10:35:11 AM »
Hi everyone,  :-salut :-salut

This HO-sacle (1/87) locomotive belonged to my father who passed away some 20 years ago but I've been given this model only recently...



This locomotive is named 141 R or "Mikado" in the French railways nomenclature and is of American origin. 1340 "Mikado" locomotives have been ordered by France in two batches (No. 1 to 700 and 701 to 1340). They have been produced by the American Locomotive Company (Alco) at Schenectady (New York), Baldwin Locomotive Works at Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) and Lima Locomotive Works at Lima (Ohio). These works were seconded by the Montreal Locomotive Works at Montréal (Québec) and the Canadian Locomotive Company at Kingston (Ontario). The first one was issue by Lima on 30 July 1945 and the last one in July 1947 by the Canadian Locomotive Company.
17 locomotives didn't arrive in France because they were lost at sea off Newfoundland in the Norvegian ship Belpamela.
Those locomotives served from July 1945 to 19 October 1975.

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Jicehem  :-wave :-wave

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Re: Locomotive...
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2012, 12:14:18 PM »
I like this, very authentic look :-clap

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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2012, 02:18:38 PM »
Very nice, the "Mikes" were true workhorses of their class.
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Re: Locomotive...
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2012, 02:51:21 PM »
This is excellent!! :-clap I'm not expert for locomotives,but i know what i like... ;)

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Re: Locomotive...
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2012, 03:16:30 AM »
I'm very glad the locomotive is now in your hands, and thanks for sharing the story with us.

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Re: Locomotive...
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2012, 10:34:09 AM »
Hi,

I forgot to tell that those locomotives have been delivered in two versions : one version operated with coal (originally painted SNCF-Green) and the other with fuel-oil (painted black overall). But I don't know which used coal and which used fuel-oil. I only know that many coal-operated were modified into fuel-oil-oprerated.
On the web, I found that :
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fichier:Tableau-des-constructeurs-des-141-R.jpg

and the ancestor of the French locomotive :
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9c/USRA_Light_Mikado.jpg

and that :
http://tgveurofrance.com.pagesperso-orange.fr/141r.htm

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Jicehem

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Re: Locomotive...
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2012, 07:43:33 PM »
:-ok

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Re: Locomotive...
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2012, 12:34:39 PM »
Hi everybody,  :-salut :-salut

New pictures of the model :






Now, the locomotive is in a box awaiting to be operated when I have some time to build a railway layout...

Cheers,
Jicehem  :-wave :-wave
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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2012, 03:23:19 PM »
Beautiful!!! :-love

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Re: Locomotive...
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2012, 03:42:44 PM »
What!!??? Thin red line? Decal or hand painted? Impressive view mate :-ok

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« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2012, 04:50:00 PM »
What!!??? Thin red line? Decal or hand painted? Impressive view mate :-ok

All parts are pre-painted by the manufacturer and models are sold entirely finished with engines, lights, etc. Thin red lines are printed as are decals. The manufacturer is the sole French one and models are assembled in... China for about 15 years. There has been a time when we could buy those models unassembled...  :-/

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Jicehem  :-wave :-wave

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Re: Locomotive...
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2012, 04:55:20 PM »
Thank you for info mate :)