Gary sold me a really nice 0-4-0+0-4-0 HOe / OO9 Garratt recently. It is white metal and a little brass. It runs very well. Can anyone help in identifying the model and the nearest prototype from which it came?
N-Trak Modules are very popular in the States because it lets you run very long trains. I've seen trains in access of 40 cars long and according to the NTrak organization they have run trains 50-100 cars long.
I do concede the point on the position of the cylinders but the model is definitely based on the Tasmanian K1 which was transferred to the Festioniog Railway in Wales. It could be that the only way to produce it given the method of locating the body to drive units was to indeed place the cylinders this way around.
No matter Doug is very aware of the level of interest that was shown in this little loco and Doug admitted to me that he must be loco to pay so much for a small loco!
I actually think Doug got a bit of a bargain and I was in two minds whether to sell it as I did fancy keeping it for myself!
I'll buy it back any time Doug if you want to sell it back to me!
sorry to be a pain in the neck. but i have changed my mind again. although it was probably made from a kit for the k1, having the cylinders in the place they are makes it more closely resemble a K2. could be either. the K1 and K2 were very similar in terms of looks.
The cab/boiler section is very like the Darjeeling Garrett (also in the Backwoods range) but the bunkers are more like the K1. The Darjeeling loco had normally positioned cylinders. Guess it's a kind of crossbreed, but none the worse for it.
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