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13149Re: [7mm NGA] Re: 0-4-2 chassis

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  • Andrew Young
    Feb 5, 2010

      There's a nice looking drawing in Don Boreham's book, Narrow Gauge Modelling. If no-one's provided you with a drawing before I get back from work this evening, I'll scan and send to you.

      Probably best to email me off list then I'll have your email address to send it to, can't get on the yahoo groups website at the moment due to a 'technical' problem.


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: stephen howe
      To: 7mmnga@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Friday, February 05, 2010 11:33 PM
      Subject: Re: [7mm NGA] Re: 0-4-2 chassis

      I've dug out a couple of pictures of these locos and they look like a 'do-able' project, any idea where I might find a drawing? I think Don Boreham built one of these years ago in 16mm scale named 'Strider'

      The original 00 wheels have long since disappeared so I shall have to source new ones, but the chassis is quite well engineered and runs well even without compensation.


      From: adriangrayfr <adrian@...>
      To: 7mmnga@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Friday, 5 February, 2010 18:03:19
      Subject: [7mm NGA] Re: 0-4-2 chassis

      Now, why didn't _I_ think of the Festiniog & Blaenau pair?!! Much closer to 'home' than anything else!

      Geoff is absolutely right, they wouldf make excellent use of a couple of the chassis ans the 4mm scale frames coulds even be retained AND remian a fairly convincing representation of the back ends of the Manning Wardles.
      All you would need would be to add coupling rods and outside cylinders.


      --- In 7mmnga@yahoogroups. com, "Geoff Loynes" <geoffloynes@ ...> wrote:
      > How about an F&B Manning Wardle 0-4-2T - they even had outside framed real trailing wheelsets, and were rather similar in size and layout to 'Talyllyn', which was built about 3 years earlier - I wonder if there was a bit of copying going on?
      > Geoff
      > --- In 7mmnga@yahoogroups. com, "stephenjhowe@ " <stephenjhowe@ > wrote:
      > >
      > > Hi all,
      > > In the near future I am likely to become the recipient of 3 ex-Airfix 14xx chassis, (the bodies having ascended to greater things in P4) It struck me there should be a good use in 0-16.5 for them but I am pondering a suitable prototype. I don't want a GVT loco (which is the usual way of hiding dodgy mechanisms!) and we already have two Tallylyn 0-4-2s on nice Branchlines chassis. So what to choose? I believe some of the Irish lines had some small 0-4-2 and 2-4-0s whose suitably 'boxy' superstructures might contain the rather bulky commercial chassis. The IoM locos might be a bit too dainty for the rather solid commercial mech. Setting up outside cylinders etc. should not pose too much of a problem.
      > > Anyone any ideas?
      > >
      > > Steve
      > >

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