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Offline Spitfire2865

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Re: Incomplete G3 Bassett Lowke 4-4-0?
« Reply #1 on: Aug 12 2018 21:47 »
I hope the buyer tells us what it is.  Outside cylinders and valvegear ... Bassett Lowke ...  I can't think of one - can anyone else?  Not a Midland compound because it has outside valvegear.  Possible prototypes that come to mind include Schools or LNER Hunt or Shire, but B-L didn't make either in Gauge 3 ... did they?

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Re: Incomplete G3 Bassett Lowke 4-4-0?
« Reply #2 on: Aug 13 2018 09:35 »
Are we absolutely certain that it is a 4.4.0. The cylinder is quite a way in front of the driving wheel shown. Look at a picture of BL's GNR 2.6.0 Mogul Nr. 1000. The cylinder and linkage also looks to be of a similar shape to this model. (I'm probably wrong though.)

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Re: Incomplete G3 Bassett Lowke 4-4-0?
« Reply #3 on: Aug 13 2018 11:42 »
Id say definitely a 4-4-0. You can just make out the frame cutouts for the pilot wheels.
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Re: Incomplete G3 Bassett Lowke 4-4-0?
« Reply #4 on: Aug 13 2018 22:50 »

 Hello All

 Would go with the 4-4-0 . The bogie pivot under the cylinder block would not work for a pony truck .  You can also just make out the cut out for the back bogie wheels through the motion

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Re: Incomplete G3 Bassett Lowke 4-4-0?
« Reply #5 on: Aug 14 2018 06:45 »
So, what is it? Any Lowke experts here or is it not Lowke at all?

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Re: Incomplete G3 Bassett Lowke 4-4-0?
« Reply #6 on: Aug 14 2018 10:31 »
Hi Guys

Its not a schools class the frame shape at the front should be sloping at 45 degrees. The model has a quarter circle cut out on the frames above the front buffer beam. See the link below with a picture of 925 Cheltenham.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SR_V_Schools_class#/media/File:SR_Schools_Class_925_Cheltenham_(8842880390).jpg

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Re: Incomplete G3 Bassett Lowke 4-4-0?
« Reply #7 on: Aug 14 2018 12:32 »
Maybe a 'bitsa'?
I can't find any outside geared 4-4-0 with 2 wide-spaced slidebars like that.

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Re: Incomplete G3 Bassett Lowke 4-4-0?
« Reply #9 on: Aug 14 2018 20:08 »
Well done Mark! As suspected, nothing to do with Lowke.

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Re: Incomplete G3 Bassett Lowke 4-4-0?
« Reply #10 on: Sep 07 2018 09:23 »
Just for the record, it sold for £74.