PRR G4a

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by DavidB-AU, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. DavidB-AU

    DavidB-AU Member

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    [FONT=Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif]I'm interested in building a PRR G4a 4-6-0 as two of them were sold to the Commonwealth Railways in Australia in 1942. Can anybody recommend a suitable RTR 4-6-0 which could be used for a kitbash?

    Cheers
    David
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  2. Delamaize

    Delamaize Member

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    Check some of Kato's Japanese models, they have a really good running 4-6-0 but it needs quite a bit of work to make it look like a american/australian prototype.
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    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    What little looking I could do resulted in a big 0 for an N scale 4-6-0, especially a Pennsy.

    Google PRR G4a 4-6-0, for photos etc., the G4a had 62" drivers, and "D" slide valves.
    Good Luck,
    Pete
  4. DavidB-AU

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    I have the Commonwealth Railways drawings for the G4a (known as the CA class Down Under) and several photos of them in service. This still doesn't help finding a suitable basis for a model.

    I had a look at the Micro Ace 4-6-0s and the driving wheels are a bit small.

    Cheers
    David