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 Posted: Tue May 31st, 2016 01:17 am
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Found this document online of the building of a G-scale Garratt.
http://www.garrattmaker.com/images/home/makingofmengo.pdf

On the homepage of that website is also a zip-file download with detail photo's of the prototype. (Only recommended for the freaks) :glad:
http://www.garrattmaker.com/images/karamoja/karamojanairobi.zip

Sadly the drawings they talked about are not included.

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 Posted: Tue May 31st, 2016 08:11 am
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An American Garratt....

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Woody,
now go ahead and show us a double Fairlie....



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Nope, no Fairlies...in fact, the Garratt just sits in a display case now along with other much-loved locos which won't operate on the new layout.

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I love ALL Garratt's.

They are what the US should have built, instead of articulateds IMHO.

Woodie--nice touch with the name on the cab side.


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Helmut,

Langley miniature models has a double fairlie kit based on the one at festiniog.
See the third loco:
http://www.langleymodels.co.uk/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_Locomotive_Body_kits_55.html

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Bet I recognize 'Merddin Emrhys', the one I fired so many times...



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Hi Alwin :wave:


Nice Garratt stuff !


How about one for Krampton Mining ?


Or something a bit Welsh ??


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Hi Si.

I have thought about that. I have recently bought a mallet kind of loco. It is a rivarossi 1340. But it looks like a tough job to convert it to a garratt.

But who knows, one day...

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Herb Kephart wrote: I love ALL Garratt's.



They are what the US should have built, instead of articulateds IMHO.



As I understand, there is one in the US, on a private RR in Texas: http://www.sa-transport.co.za/trains/narrow-gauge/ng_info_pictures/ngg13-50_texas_th.JPG



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