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 Interesting find in Poland....60cm light Pacific built in Belgium?

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PostSubject: Interesting find in Poland....60cm light Pacific built in Belgium?   Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:36 am

Feel free to discuss, going by some VERY rough Polish translation, it was built as an exhibition/fair loco vs. normal narrow gauge:

http://www.holdys.pl/tomi/index.php?desc=on&par=cch1

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PostSubject: Re: Interesting find in Poland....60cm light Pacific built in Belgium?   Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:59 pm

Nice toy. I wonder who decreed museum locos needed to be painted black, red, and green.

Interesting language. Polish seems to minimize the use of vowels (except perhaps Y) and focuses on the least used consonants in other languages, such as z, j, and c. For example: pracował przy "odgruzowywaniu Szczecina, następnie przekazany do Cukrowni Ostrowy"

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PostSubject: Re: Interesting find in Poland....60cm light Pacific built in Belgium?   Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:00 pm

The Poles love their green locos for sure.

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PostSubject: Re: Interesting find in Poland....60cm light Pacific built in Belgium?   Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:18 pm

Okeydokey. this is an interesting one.

6 of them were built in 1935 by Tubize for the Brussels world expo, and they were 1:3 scale miniatures of a Belgian type 1 Pacific. 5 of the 6 engines were eventually requisitioned for war work, and the one above found its way to East Germany and then to the Chelmica sugar factory in Poland. The sixth engine appears to have been dismantled at some time and so wasn't requisitioned. That engine is the subject of a restoration appeal here.
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