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Offline Peaky 556

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Re: 4-6-0 Steam Chassis on Facebook Gauge 3 Railways
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2018, 10:20:40 pm »
Only if you join Facebook it would seem!

So far as I am concerned, Facebook, Twitter, etc. are best kept at the end of a very long barge pole.

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Re: 4-6-0 Steam Chassis on Facebook Gauge 3 Railways
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2018, 08:27:52 am »
For the benefit of those who live in denial of modern communication media 😁, one pic is shown below.  He has no idea of its worth and is looking for offers:


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Re: 4-6-0 Steam Chassis on Facebook Gauge 3 Railways
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2018, 09:23:57 am »
Thank you Tim - I'm also managing to survive without FB at this time (although WhatsApp is of course essential for family communication these days)

As to the frames worth - well whatever someone is willing to pay for it of course.

I've seen just as good (maybe better) sit on the Bring & Buy stand at AGMs all day with no takers. As a general rule of thumb - no more than the cost of the main castings and that dependant on the quality of work already done (very hard to judge from a photo).


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Re: 4-6-0 Steam Chassis on Facebook Gauge 3 Railways
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2018, 10:18:16 am »
One thing that does puzzle me is that it seems to have Baker valve gear? This normally means an American or South Australian loco. At the Bring and Buy stall this year I was lucky to be on the stage and could observe any potential "prey" at ease. I bought frames, wheels and cylinder casting for a Pacific all for under £20.

If everything works then I would say £25.

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Re: 4-6-0 Steam Chassis on Facebook Gauge 3 Railways
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2018, 11:54:07 am »
Based on the buffers and plate frames, definitely Not American. By the time we were building 10 wheelers, we were well beyond relying on British locomotive imports.
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Re: 4-6-0 Steam Chassis on Facebook Gauge 3 Railways
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2018, 12:12:04 pm »
So probably a model engineer design, British outline and Baker valvegear which was popular at one time for 2 1/2in.

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Re: 4-6-0 Steam Chassis on Facebook Gauge 3 Railways
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2018, 03:52:40 pm »
It's a Fayette, one of LBSC's earlier and better designs.
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Re: 4-6-0 Steam Chassis on Facebook Gauge 3 Railways
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2018, 04:10:46 pm »
The Fayette was a 4-6-2 this is a 4-6-0?

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Re: 4-6-0 Steam Chassis on Facebook Gauge 3 Railways
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2018, 10:10:24 pm »
It's missing the rear trailing frames and the drag beam. The rear stretcher is there though that they attach to.

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Re: 4-6-0 Steam Chassis on Facebook Gauge 3 Railways
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2018, 10:19:09 am »
Thank you John. I would find it very helpful to have a list with pictures of all the known commercial designs such as B-L, Stevens etc and the later engineering types too. The N2.5GA Historian is best placed for that. Do you think he might John?

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Re: 4-6-0 Steam Chassis on Facebook Gauge 3 Railways
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2018, 12:04:17 pm »
Hi Mike,
I can have words with him  :)
I should have photos of most of the later LBSC, Martin Evans etc. designs. There is quite a lot of info on the N25GA website regarding designs but one job I need to do is add more photographs of actual models.
We also have the drawings for all the later design locos, the earlierJR and Bonds designs and many of the Henry Greenly GA drawings for locos, wagons and carriages.

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Re: 4-6-0 Steam Chassis on Facebook Gauge 3 Railways
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2018, 10:01:33 pm »
John,

I had not looked at the N2.5GA website recently and you are right - the list of designs there is excellent, and many with outline drawings too.  I guess what I would love to see is a Gauge 3 equivalent - i.e. commercial model engines.  John Buxton wrote something in the G3S Newsletter maybe ten years ago, but something updated, illustrated and accessible on the website would be really useful.


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Re: 4-6-0 Steam Chassis on Facebook Gauge 3 Railways
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2018, 12:04:36 am »
You send me the list and I'll stick it on the Website Mike!   :-)

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Re: 4-6-0 Steam Chassis on Facebook Gauge 3 Railways
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2018, 10:04:28 am »
If only I could Ian - and that is the point!

I guess one way might be to write down what I know and what you know and hopefully people will then add to it, but in principle I am wary of very incomplete lists which suggest the author and the Society don't know what they are talking about - which in this case I don't!

What about a thread on this forum somewhere where all can chip in with ones they know - and when it looks reasonably complete then put on the website?

How many are interested in these vintage models anyway?