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Build Your Own 2-4-0

This section describes a drawing package to fabricate and assemble a live steam working model of the Virginia & Truckee RR No. 21.  The links at the left allow you to view samples of the various drawings. As the links and summary documents show, this is a set of engineering drawings with comprehensive detail and quality. Furthermore, the drawings are backed by Plan - Ahead - Designs email product support to answer questions and provide recommendations. This model is designed in 1-1/2” = 1’ scale. Faithfully scaled and reproduced from original museum documents.

About the 2-4-0

Ownder: Virginia and Truckee RR
Builder: Baldwin Locomotive Works
Built: 02/1875
Shop Number: 3689
Empty Weight: 65,000 lbs
Weight on Drivers: 48,000 lbs
Driver Dia.: 48"
Tractive Effort: 9900 lbs
Boiler Pressure: 130 psi
Cylinders: 14x22
Fuel Type: Wood
Gauge: Standard
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