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 Posted: Sat Feb 2nd, 2019 09:08 am
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Fred Hackman
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Si,

In Reekieland I think it's mair tae dae with Oor Injineer's sharp eye for a bargain on the second-hand merkit.

All thae sales lists wi' strange furrin stamps on them. We aye ken when sumthin' wierd is gonnae arrive in the Depot yaird.
These days it's aboot once or twice every month.

(Although in fact they're all home-made apart from the mechanisms, the wheelsets and the occasional set of diamond-frame bogies).

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 Posted: Sat Feb 2nd, 2019 09:47 am
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And, Ken, but I didn't find any locomotives....


I must say, seeing (as I now do) that you work in 7mm to the foot,
I'd not half like to see some of your promised fellahs when they appear.


Meanwhile, I can offer in 4mm scale my approximations to:


The RFIRT Mitsubishi.





The Trochita Henschel





Not the best picture - but all that's currently available.


And I haven't (yet?) built the Cundinamarca Kitson-Meyer,
but here's a portrait of the rather larger Kalka-Simla one which is a design of a similar style.





...and a comparison with the much clumsier looking K-M for the FC Antofagasta - Chile.





Not a lot more of potential interest which I can now post until such time as Flickr and I see more eye to eye...


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Fred

Those are great models you have done.

I have my drive chassis's collected so far, plus assorted detail.

I had considered the FCA&C Kitson-Meyers but the outside frames are a bit more than I care to tackle,
short of hacking up a couple of Bachmann OF 2-8-0s, which would work for the last K-M 2-8-8-2s.

The Mitsubishi 2-10-2 and Henschel 2-8-2 are well done.
The Kalka Simla 2-6-2+2-6-2 looks like the prototype also.

Last I heard 2 of the Mitsubishi engine's were sent for rebuilding,
maybe back in operation in a year or two.




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Yes.


Outside frames I eschew.
I can live with an inside-frame representation of a locomotive which in reality had them outside.
In 4mm scale, it's probably less of a big deal than in larger scales, but no way am I a purist.


And I've at last managed to post the comparative photograph indicated, but not supplied previously, in my latest post above.


For example, within moderately large bounds coupled wheelbase on the model can depart a fair amount from a scale representation of reality.
The trick is to centre the coupled wheelbase of the donor chassis on the "correct" one of the model.
Then, if discrepancies stare you in the face,
give some thought to minimal adjustment of prominent items close to the end of the coupled wheelbase:
steps, pipework cylinders, valve-guides and prominent glands.


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I totally agree with you with close enough works.

When you model off the beaten path, there are a lot of models that can be done,
and it is fun :) to see the looks on some modeler's face,
when they see some of my models and cannot relate them to North American Railway's.

I keep toying with the idea of modeling a sail powered car from the Falklands,
perhaps one day, guys gotta have fun.

:bg:




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There was another sail-powered line on Holderness, at the mouth of the Humber estuary in Yorkshire,
used to supply the lighthouse on the end of that long gravel spit.


Looks as if Flickr is engaged in a programme of deletions for naughty people like me,
not prepared to accommodate to their changed rules and tightened charging policy.
So I shall have to make alternative arrangements before posting much more.


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Thank, you, Nice Guy Eddie.

It will be a few days before I get around to sorting this out, but in due course that sounds like a good option.

I just need to think about the best way of doing it....

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Rio Turbio #119 2-10-2 returned to service

http://www.youtube.com/watch?=yV6lPnMilv8



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Missed a y

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