"Judy"

by LBSC

The Onward March of Progress.

In full-sized locomotive practice the chief mechanical engineers who belong to the "economy and efficiency" brigade, are ever striving to improve on the engines they put on the road; no matter how good a thing may be there is always room for improvement somewhere -- something might be made a little better, or, maybe, bigger, or more powerful -- anyway, I guess you follow my meaning. Now old "Fayette" is a good engine (although I say it "as didn't oughter"), but she wasn't big enough to suit the ideas of our brother loco men in America; so Messrs. Fred Grinke, Calvert Holt and your humble servant put our heads together, "naturalised" her, and the result you see on the drawing reproduced herewith. By the time these notes appear in print, the first of "Fay's" cousins will most likely be in hand, and I hope to be able to give a few machining hints and tips as we go along. Meantime, here is a general description of the engine as she will be, and you may note the differences between her and the original. If anybody wants a locomotive for passenger-hauling on 2-in. gauge, which will make exceptionally long runs without attention, burn practically any kind of coal, and shift anything within reason that you put behind the tender, the lady who will do the trick is before you. Not only that, but you are not tied down to any hard-and-fast specification; you can make what alteration you wish to outline or general construction, without spoiling the pull-and-go part of the business. Well, here's how.

What are we going to call this lady? Well, I guess "Judy" wouldn't be bad - as she'll have plenty of "Punch"!

The article on Judy appeared in the 1st May, 1930, edition of The Model Engineer.


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