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Were all the wheels powered on the real ones? How would one state the wheel arrangement?...Is it a 4-8-8-4, or a B-D-D-B? Or something else?
 

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Good question Fire21. I would think it could be either way although the B-D-D-B would be more appropriate for a diesel. That engine would never make it around my layout. Pete
 

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The Baldwin DR12-8-1500/2SC "Centipedes" had a 2-D+D-2 wheel arrangement. The front 2 axels and rear 2 axels were not powered, but designated as pilots.

They had a power rating of 3,000 horsepower. I believe they were 91 feet long.

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The Baldwin DR12-8-1500/2SC "Centipedes" had a 2-D+D-2 wheel arrangement. The front 2 axels and rear 2 axels were not powered, but designated as pilots.

They had a power rating of 3,000 horsepower. I believe they were 91 feet long.

- Dad
On a steamer, the pilot wheels are all counted, such as a 4-8-4. You're saying on the centipede the pilots are counted as axles, not wheels. Is this unique to diesels, or just to the centipede?? :dunno:

Come to think of it, I'm not aware of any other diesels with pilots.....
 

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All I know is what my book says. It gives that specific wheel arrangement.

- Dad
 
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