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Herb Kephart wrote: They are what the US should have built, instead of articulateds IMHO.Man, one of those with a boiler built to full 'west of the Mississippi' loading gauge would be a brute. It could pull your entire town three blocks over.
Of all the things Pennsy tried they never tried a Garratt.
How about N&W and C&O Garratts in the Appalachian coal fields.
What if - an NYC large driver streamlined passenger Garrat.



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ALCO who had the NA rights to the Kitson-Meyer sent a proposal to the South Pacific for a oil fired
4-8-2 + 2-8-4 T&T.

Baldwin had the rights to NA for Beyer-Garratt, no proposal's that I have come across.

I have a LMS 2-6-0 + 0-6-2T, (E Hatton/Heljen), operating under lease to the CPR for testing (that's my story and I am sticking to it :us:) Down side no layout at present, so a bit at a time I have been weathering and test running it.



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Ken C wrote:

  I have a LMS 2-6-0 + 0-6-2T, (E Hatton/Heljen), operating under lease to the CPR for testing (that's my story and I am sticking to it :us:) Down side no layout at present, so a bit at a time I have been weathering and test running it.
I also have one of the LMS, Hattons 2-6-0 + 0-6-2 Garratts along with 7 LMS Passenger Cars.  My story is that some Texas Oil man bought the Garratt and Passenger Cars for "Rail-Fan" trips.

This picture shows my engine running on the San Antonio Model Railroad Association layout, San Antonio, TX.  My Garratt has had DCC with sound added to it.


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some Texas Oil man bought the Garratt and Passenger Cars for "Rail-Fan" trips.

How do I get one?. I am SO ready to be corrupted!.

Jose.



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The Garrett looks good on the passenger train. I missed getting a set of LMS passenger cars last year, so the Garrett will be hauling a string of CPR related express/passenger cars when not in freight service.

Jose

You can but try E Hatton, as I understand all 12 versions are sold out. They are taking reserve orders for ones that may come to them for resale. Otherwise E Bay.



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Oh boy I love garratts, its a shame that odd locomotive layouts are rather rare in the commercial market. 

If you don't mind, what does it look like under the shell?  I am curious about how the mechanics of it would work, with all the articulation and all.

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Hi Brian,

If you asking me to take it apart and take some pictures without the shell, no, I am not interested in doing that.  The model has to many small detail parts that I expect I would break off removing the shell.

The model did not come with a diagram that shows it taken apart, sorry.

I have a thread here somewhere of my scratch built Garratt that might give you some answers to whatever you are looking for.

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Oooh.... someone said 'Garratts'

Denton Brook by giles favell, on FlickrGarratt by Giles Favell by giles favell, on Flickr

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Hi all,

In my best Crocodile Mick Dundee voice -

That's not a Garratt...This is a Garratt...:)







In model form, Eureka does one  http://eurekamodels.com.au/Garratt.html 


And there just might still even be a few 1/43 scale kits available from another Aussie outfit. One of those ought to go close to the the US maximum clearance dimensions in 1/48 scale. A link can be supplied if needed. 



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oztrainz wrote: That's not a Garratt...This is a Garratt...:)
Well... The crew of the first garratts had a good view on the track / signals /etc. They were designed with a big diameter boiler that was low on the tracks, the front tank was small. What happened to those design principals on those big lumpy garratts that you showed us? L:

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Giles: your Garratt is looking great! I wish I had one.

Alwin

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