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Lynton & Barnstaple OO9 Loco from Heljan


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24 minutes ago, No Decorum said:

You don’t always get what you pay for. Bachmann 009 locos run like a dream on tighter radius curves than the Heljan ones. They are also cheaper. Not much good, of course, if you want to model L&B.

 

It must be remembered that the L&B had a very generous minimum radius compared with many other narrow gauge lines. The minimum was specified as 5 chains. For comparison the Ffestiniog did have curves at less than 2 chains.

 

A 12inch 009 point is 76 feet is just over 1.1 chains.


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I finally got one these locos yesterday. I've had thoughts of doing a coffee table 00-9 layout which could come out as a Christmas decoration or be taken to exhibitions. It's a nice loco but the 1ft minimum radias has thrown up a lot of constraints for a layout. Granted I am on the bigger end of these locos.

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On 21/10/2020 at 12:14, Roy Langridge said:

 

It must be remembered that the L&B had a very generous minimum radius compared with many other narrow gauge lines. The minimum was specified as 5 chains. For comparison the Ffestiniog did have curves at less than 2 chains.

 

A 12inch 009 point is 76 feet is just over 1.1 chains.


Roy

 

That's interesting Roy,

 

So extrapolating the 12 inch radius, for 5 chains we'd need a radius of 54"?  Is my maths correct?

 

Extra points for showing working:

 

12/1.1 = 10.91"

 

10.91x5 = 54.55"

 

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Scott.

 

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The advantage of working to 8mm gauge is that there is more room for the swing of the pony truck wheels. The pivots are in quite the wrong place on the Heljan model, which can then cause tracking problems. 

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A short running session featuring the Heljan 009 Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Manning Wardle 2-6-2T, No. 190 "Lyd" edited with real sound. 
Sounds are provided by the real locomotive in action on the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway, recorded during a Gala visit a few year back. 
Here we see No. 190 in eye-catching Southern green livery, hauling a short rake of Peco L&B coaches, recreating a scene which can be seen during her visits to the railway.
Hope you enjoy!

 

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Need help please, thinking of purchasing a L&B tank but after reading this thread I’m confused. Could someone give a list of model numbers showing the difference between first and second issues please. I’ve seen the livery I would like, pre SR dark green ‘EXE’ Heljan no.9955 at a really good price. Is this a first issue? Many thanks.

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