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Dose any one know of a class 13 (double 08 Hump Shunter) conversion kit for Hornby/Bachman 08/09 models?

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It shouldn't be to hard to convert two class 08's into one class 13. Basically the front unit was an 08 with the cab removed and additional weights added. I also have a feeling that the direction of coupling changed at some point in their working lives but would have to check.

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There was one featured in MRJ - quite some time ago now - which IIRC was just that - an 08 and a cut down 08. May be worth asking whether anyone has a copy of the article. It was a lovely job as I recall...
 

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And don't forget - the class wes introduced in 1965 and the last two were withdrawn in 1984, which is a fairly small operational window.

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Hi Guys

Well I have bit the bullet an purchased 2 Hornby 08s to convert them into a Class 13.







usint thease drawings.



to produce 13 002.



I will try to post more pics as I go with the conversion.

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Pete, see if you can get hold of Rail Express issue 93 ( Feb 04). The modelling section has an article by gareth bayer on how to model a Cl. 13. gareth's were done from Baccy 08's, but the article contains dimensions and the like for the various mods to the cab.

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wow to be onest i have never sean or heard of this loco befor looks intresting it might be a some thing i can build to
 

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Not sure if 'The Hump' was ever finished. It was one of the layouts entered for the Scalefour competition. To build a P4 layout in 18.83 square feet, to prove that you didnt need loads of space to build a finescale layout... loads of entries were put in for the competition, but only around half were ever started. My favourite if you go back to the 18.83 competition page was Hallatrow... I seem to have a bit of a fetish for well laid track and pointwork...

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QUOTE (M&GNR @ 8 Jan 2007, 22:16) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>wow to be onest i have never sean or heard of this loco befor looks intresting it might be a some thing i can build to


M&GNR...

A word of advice, only three class 13's were ever constructed, and they only ever worked at Tinsley yard - just a tadge outside your modelling area.

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I thought someone was jesting when they started talking about Cl 13s !!! i had never heard of them let alone seen one, its an interesting concept but did it work, and why build it in the first place, was there not a heavier locomotive that could have done the same job? from a practical point of view, why where they built in the first place was this configuration more cost effective or was there no other locomotive to tackle the job?
 

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QUOTE (Thunder @ 11 Jan 2007, 16:36) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I thought someone was jesting when they started talking about Cl 13s !!! i had never heard of them let alone seen one, its an interesting concept but did it work, and why build it in the first place, was there not a heavier locomotive that could have done the same job? from a practical point of view, why where they built in the first place was this configuration more cost effective or was there no other locomotive to tackle the job?


Prior to their introduction Tinsley yard used a pair of 08 shunters semi permanantly coupled together, however as fas as I am aware they were not fitted for multiple operation, which meant two crews. The reason for the doubling up was, I understand, that with the gradient at Tinsley yard a single class 08 did not have suffecient weight or power to propel the trains to the hump within the yard. From the practical point of view there were no larger locomotive suitable to do the job as main line type 1's were too high geared to be succesful shunting locomotves. They continued to do the task in hand until Tinsley hump yard closed.

Hope this bit of background helps.

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QUOTE (Peter_Harvey @ 12 Jan 2007, 12:57) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>thankyou for posting that John.

Pete

All part of the service - I actually, in my anorak days, actually managed to "cop"all 3!

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Time For An Update

Ok guys I have been busy only for an hour almost every everning this week so here is the result.

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I had to remove extra weight around the G/Box and cut it down.







 

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Pete.....

Excellent work, the brute is really starting to come together. Just a point of interest - what period are you going to be operating them in?

Keep up the good work!

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well I was thinking of 84/85 and I'm modelling 13 002 maily cause it has a blue rear which means no wasp stripes to paint.

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Just in the time frame for the class, I think you're picking the right one as I think I'm right in saying on 002 that only the outer ends were wasp striped

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