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Back onto topic, I've managed to remove the cab from my example. It would seem the cab sides match up to the dimensions of those found on the Airfix/Dapol pug. I've also added a few layers of plasticard between the chassis and body in order to raise it up to a height suitable for 4mm scale.

 

It's tempting to remove the chimney and replace it with something more typically English, along with removing the lump between the existing chimney and dome. (Does anyone know what it is?) Also going to use milliput to raise the slopes on the tanks up, altering the appearance somewhat.

 

Has to be said, for a Junior model you get a good bit of detail for your money.

 

Jack

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Hornby International have just announced a new small 0-6-0 Saddle tank in the Electrotren range

 

http://www.hornbyint.../fotikas/19.jpg

 

Looks like it might have potential although the cab looks a bit dainty!

 

The real loco is apparently a Sharp Stewart product of 1880

 

http://www.manuserran.com/index.php/ultimos-testimonios-del-vapor-en-espana/322-renfe/rodaje-030/65-serie-030-0230030-0231

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The part on top of the chimney looks similar to the part CP Portuguese railways fitted to their steam locos to deflect the exhaust away from the catenary. The CP one was fitted into the top of the chimney in a more permanent manner.

With the RENFE version it looks easier to remove.

 

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I can see that appearing on several layouts with little to no changes as an industrial shunter. What is that aerofoil over the chimney for though? :scratchhead:

I'm mulling over the idea of getting a couple and de-cabbing them completely to represent an early Sharp Stewart saddle tank for a small Victorian rural branch line. A couple of modified de-Clerestoried Bachmann US HO/OO"Thomas the Tank" "Emily" six wheel coaches as a passenger rake, and a few older wagons to shunt around a yard, could make for a nice little plank-to-plank branch line with a difference.

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Hornby International have just announced a new small 0-6-0 Saddle tank in the Electrotren range

 

http://www.hornbyint.../fotikas/19.jpg

 

Looks like it might have potential although the cab looks a bit dainty!

 

The real loco is apparently a Sharp Stewart product of 1880

 

http://www.manuserra...30-0230030-0231

 

Oh yes, that does look like it has potential for a bit of reworking into a freelance industrial...

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Just as I thought this subject post had run it's course and we could put it to bed, Hornby does this;

 

post-6220-0-49376200-1327515116.jpg

 

Lovely! Built by Sharp Stewart (3310 of 1881) for the Triano Railway (which had much of interest for historians of British locomotives), it was taken into RENFE stock as 030.0230 in 1941. The original is now preserved beside one of the buildings of the University of Burgos.

 

Here's another picture from the very useful site run by the Director of the Railway Museum in Gijon:

 

http://www.locomotoravapor.com/fotosupload/castleon/baracaldo.jpg

 

and another:

 

http://renfe-h0.com/01_parque_motor/01_01_locomotoras_vapor/030/0230-0231/serie_030_0230-0231.htm

 

The loco is viewable from the road. Intending visitors are advised to take a step-ladder!

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For those interested in other uses for the chassis, the wheelbase dimensions quoted by relaxinghobby in post #33 (20+24mm) scale out at 5 feet + 6 feet which is (I think) the wheelbase of the GWR 1361 and 1366 classes. The wheel diameter (14mm = 3 feet 6 inches) is close enough although the Jouef/Electrotren ones are 12 spoke rather than the 10 spoke ones of the GWR classes and hte balance weights are also different. I don't know the axle diameter of the Electrotren model, so I can't say how easy it would be to re-wheel or whether the cylinders and motion plate are consistent with the GWR engines' underpinnings. The GWR classes were based on the earlier Cornwall Minerals Railway 0-6-0Ts which were themselves a Sharp, Stewart product.

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The Kerr Stuart has recently been reissued in black - picked one up the other day.

 

It seems to be based on a Kerr Stuart Triana class similar to the one that was ordered but never delivered for the Selsey Tramway (works picture in Laurie Cooksey's book on the Selsey Tramway).  So I guess there is an excuse to run it on a British light railway?

 

It anyone has any information on if this class actually appeared on UK lines I'd be interested to know.

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