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This thread is for anyone to add their photos of the Baldwin WW1 Gas Mechanical locos, to create a resource for modellers.

 

I'm kicking off with my photos of Moelwyn on the Festiniog, taken in August 2006.  Please feel free to add yours.

 

Cheers, Dave.

 

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Don't forget to get it properly realistic you have to make it jump out of third gear when accelerating.

If modifying the kit to be Moelwyn as a 2-4-0 don't forget to pick a photo to model to.

When I first drove it the radiator was a home made contraption that looked more like a multi-barrelled rocket launcher and whilst small changes were made the pony truck changed quite fundamentally in the mid 90's when it had a bit of a rebuild off site. This I know because it was me that gas axed its old one on Mike Harts back yard in Rotherham.

 

I will see what old photos I have of it and, if its about when I am at Boston Lodge next week and the sky isn't throwing lumps of water at me, I'll take a load more

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Baldwin 48606 in Minffordd Yard at the Festiniog's 1995 May Bank Holiday Gala, when a number of locos from France were visiting.  I believe this is in more or less original condition apart from the petrol engine having been replaced by a diesel. 

 

 

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Baldwin 48606 in Minffordd Yard at the Festiniog's 1995 May Bank Holiday Gala,

Brilliant pics, thats the loco from Tacot des Lacs isnt it?

Many thanks,

Dave.

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Yes, that's the gruesome home made radiator

I thought it was a cheese grater. :jester:

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Brilliant pics, thats the loco from Tacot des Lacs isnt it?

Many thanks,

Dave.

  

I think so, although I don't know much about preserved narrow gauge lines in France or how many more of these locos there are over there.

 

More photos of MOELWYN in use may be of interest:

 

 

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On a works (?) train at Minffordd  1.8.2004

 

 

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At the rear end of a passenger train at Minffordd  2.5.2005

 

 

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and at Penrhyn on the same train

 

 

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With BRITOMART at Portmadoc  5.5.2008

 

 

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At Boston Lodge  30.4.2011

 

 

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At Portmadoc  15.10.2011

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Some more great photos there PG.

 

Come accross this weird looking standard gauge conversion, with the wheels outside the frames:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Road_Switcher_Berliet.jpg  and  http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Road_Switcher_Berliet_2.jpg

Don't think it was built this way, looks like a homemade conversion to me.

Who will be first to model it?

 

Cheers,

Dave.

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I've just uploaded a set from the two Baldwin Gas-Mechanicals at Tacot des Lacs to flickr i the hope they'll be of use to fellow-modellers
I think I understood that the nearer one was painted green for a film company - they think the beige is more like the original colour (though I doubt the detail was bright red!). But Neil Sayer's kit photos are in a blue-grey... 
13069617454_c5c894074c.jpg IMG_8747 by Simon of elsewhere, on Flickr

13069290285_167448ec6c.jpg IMG_8738 by Simon of elsewhere, on Flickr

13069309465_6673d21fa6.jpg IMG_8818 by Simon of elsewhere, on Flickr

13069318335_4f93817ac5.jpg IMG_8822 by Simon of elsewhere, on Flickr

13069324565_5ec7f15afd.jpg IMG_8824 by Simon of elsewhere, on Flickr

13069331815_257d3e85c2.jpg IMG_8878 by Simon of elsewhere, on Flickr
 

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Some brilliant detailed photos there, thanks very much.

Dave.

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