Beyer Garratts?

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  1. Dragon

    Dragon Member

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    Would anyone have plans for a small 0-4-0--0-4-0 Garratt?

    All these wonderful posts on converting HO track to On30 and stuff has me wishing to add a tiny, outside frame Garratt to my On30 logging line.

    Michael
  2. TinGoat

    TinGoat Ignorant know it all

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  3. ross31r

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    This is the prototype for the Backwoods kit - the locomotive is parked at the back of the National railway Meusem in York in the photo. Bear in mind the information board in front of her is only about two and a half feet from side to side which shows you how small she is - might be a little bit TOO small for a US based layout!
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  4. LisaP4

    LisaP4 New Member

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    There's some good garratt pic's here, including the K class which is claimed to be the worlds first garratt.
  5. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Digression:
    Miss P4: Welcome to the gauge. The fat controller and various shades of green will not find you!
  6. LisaP4

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    Thanks David, it's a certain Mr J. that's the main problem though!
  7. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    Beyer Garratts were made by Beyer Peacock Location was Peacock street Manchester (my home town). I had the joy in the 60`s seeing Pickford heavy machine movers, taking many a steam engine out of there workshops. I was taking to Robin about this when Val and I visited Him and Letty.
    I thing David and I also touched on this at the last show. A wonderful steam engine.

    I watched a great video recently showing Garratts still hard at work in S/Africa.

    They looked great

    Just a bit of trivia :rolleyes:
  8. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    ...a snap to detail and a great first 'bash for someone :thumb: Great pic.
  9. ross31r

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    err, wouldnt try kitbashing that kit - its complex enough as it is, its nowhere near being suitable for beginners (need at LEAST two or three years experience at building model locos before even attempting K1 let alone one of these monsters!

    http://voiemetrique.org/Photos/qmsik.jpg

    which is an NGG16