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#1 wkennerley

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 08:29 PM

Hi All some in progress pics of my Rhodesia Railways layout and some of the scratchbuilt / kitbashed rolling stock

Wayne

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#2 Nick Belbin

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 08:34 PM

Nice one seems to be a big interest in N so far. Where did the interest in Rhodesian railways come from?

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 08:55 PM

nice garret !!

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 09:04 PM

Nice one seems to be a big interest in N so far. Where did the interest in Rhodesian railways come from?


I was born in Rhodesia hence the interest in Rhodesia Railways and the Rhodesian Air Force stuff elsewhere on Britmodeller

nice garret !!

Thanks it still needs finishing though, I have to sort out another chassis as one of the current ones is binding. IS to be powered by a caboose attached behind.

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 10:04 PM

there is a nice garret in the science and industry museum manchester ,,, as they were built in manchester ( gorton i think ) and shipped to rhodesia !!

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 11:15 PM

nice garret !!

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:sorry: Tornado, couldnt resist that, nice to see someone else appreciate a beautiful powerful loco :worthy:

Cant wait to see the rest of the layout either :thumbsup2:

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 09:02 AM

At one time K-Kits used to do a very nice Garret in "OO" guage, sadly long gone.

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 11:39 AM

At one time K-Kits used to do a very nice Garret in "OO" guage, sadly long gone.


There is a company who does ready to run OO/HO Garratts but heck they are expensive. There is a company who make a cast body for a Garratt but its a British type not like the Rhodesian ones. Mine as incorrect wheel layout as I cannot get anything with the correct number of lead/trailing trucks, but most of my layout/stock will be built as 'looks like' rather than is 'exactly like', otherwise nothing would get built really. I started working on my station building again recently, its been a learning curve for me so some bits went awry and I got put off it, however I will look to having it done by the end of this year now.

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 11:44 AM

The K-Kits Garret was a complete kit and it was on flat cards bubble wrapped in plastic, it seemed a funny way to get the kit like this, as most kits came in boxes, I built the Garret but I never put a motor in it so I never saw it running.

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 12:05 PM

Just found this, scroll right down to the bottom of the page.

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Nice "N" gauge Garret

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 01:51 PM

Just found this, scroll right down to the bottom of the page.

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Nice "N" gauge Garret


Yes thats the one I was thinking of above, the kit from fleetline is the body work only, you have to purchase two donor loco's for the running gear

Wayne

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 07:15 PM

Two additional pics of the layout

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 09:28 PM

A photo of my kitbashd Rhodesia Railways DE4 loco in n gauge - needs some detail finishing

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 08:16 PM

Interesting stuff - Rhodesian Railways a subject that I'd never even thought could be modelled- and particularly in 'N'

It's also great to see someone else making a mess as they ballast their track - has to be done, but it took me almost every evening of January to fully ballast mine.

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