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Backwoods Miniatures Doxford Crane Tank 0-4-0 Kit


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1 minute ago, zr2498 said:

Preference for the kit or finished loco if available.

You know it's 3.5mm scale, right? If I remember, RM printed the drawing at the wrong scale and the Backwoods bloke followed it when designing the kit! 

 

Anyone know if this part of the former Backwoods empire has found a new home? I've read that some locos have but haven't seen anything about this kit. 

 

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4 minutes ago, 2mm Andy said:

No idea if anyone has taken over that particular kit (some of the 009 kits have passed to 'N Drive Productions') but an unbuilt example sold on Ebay earlier today;

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224675549910

 

:O

 

Andy

 

£415.00 plus P&P for an HO scale model of a British loco ?!?

 

No accounting for some people!

 

CJI.

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2 minutes ago, cctransuk said:

 

£415.00 plus P&P for an HO scale model of a British loco ?!?

 

No accounting for some people!

 

CJI.

Yes, I saw the eBay item but pulled out when price was going crazy. Thanks for the info re the wrong scale - so guess it would look a little strange with the wheels set a 4mm?

Perhaps an opportunity for one of the suppliers wh go for 'strange' or industrials

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Just now, zr2498 said:

Thanks for the info re the wrong scale - so guess it would look a little strange with the wheels set a 4mm?

 

 

Errrr - no!

 

16.5 mm. gauge at 3.5 mm. scale equals 4'-8.5" (ie. correct gauge).

 

16.5 mm. gauge at 4.0 mm. scale equals 4'-1.5" (ie. incorrect gauge).

 

What would look odd is a 3.5 mm. scale crane loco pulling 4 mm. scale wagons.

 

CJI.

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44 minutes ago, farren said:

I recently got rid off mine as it was never going to get built. 
 

Getting the correct wheels is troublesome 

As the the kit was design for Sherman wheels. 
 

though they are lovely little engines 

 

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I saw these working at Doxfords during 1969/70 whilst at college in Sunderland.

 

CJI.

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