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Postby pete12345 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 5:23 pm

Skarloey/Rev. W. Awdry wrote:What? I have to pull trucks?

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Re: O-16.5 Skarloey Railway

Postby dacheese » Mon May 05, 2008 10:12 pm

Awdry had models of most of the engines in the books, but none of them had faces. This is worth remembering if you don't want the hassle of making faces for yours. You seem to have looked into the prototypes of the Skarloey engines a lot but I'd say you'll need kits for Talyllyn (Skarloey), Dolgoch (Rheneas), Sir Haydn (Sir Handel), Edward Thomas (Peter Sam), Douglas (Duncan), Prince (Duke). I don't know if there are kits for those but I've definitely never seen a kit of Tom Rolt. As far as I know Fearless Freddie from the TV series was never in the books so you won't need a WHR Russell.
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Re: O-16.5 Skarloey Railway

Postby olliereading1123 » Mon May 05, 2008 11:17 pm

Locos from Skarloey's Railway (And narrow gauge equivilent):

1 - Skarloey (Talyllyn)
2 - Rheneas (Dolgoch)
3 - Sir Handel (Sir Haydn)
4 - Peter Sam (Edward Thomas)
5 - Rusty (Midlander)
6 - Duncan (Douglas)
7 - Ivo Hugh (Tom Rolt)
8 - Duke (Prince)
9 - Fred (Alf)

9 - Bertram (Palmerston)
10 - Mighty Mac (Double Fairlie)
7 - Fearless Freddie (Russel)

The ones in red appeared in books, hope this helps
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Re: O-16.5 Skarloey Railway

Postby Krislights » Thu May 08, 2008 8:41 pm

I remember that pic...
First time I ever saw wagon turntables!
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Re: O-16.5 Skarloey Railway

Postby StanierJack » Sat May 10, 2008 9:36 pm

Sorry for the long delay from posting, I kinda been revising for GCSE's. :(

I'm building Rheneas around a Hornby 0-4-0 mechanism. IF all goes well, I may do Skarloey the same way. :lol:

Faces? Should I have them or not? I mean, do I want it labbelled as Thomas or Real? :?

Ideas?

Also, would the bachy tipperas be useful?
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Re: O-16.5 Skarloey Railway

Postby StanierJack » Sun May 11, 2008 4:04 pm

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Re: O-16.5 Skarloey Railway

Postby onebigcog » Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:45 pm

Hi,
be careful with the lining !
in the book .. Very Old Engines (which you show a picture from),
Skarloey is lined in Blue and Yellow.
In the other books the lining is just blue.

Also need to bear in mind that in VOE the cab is "missing"
it hadn't been built, so you would have to make sure the motor is well hidden in the firebox/boiler.

In Little Old Engine (LOE) far as I can tell the Slate wagons are two bar.

Should look v good in 0-16.5

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Re: O-16.5 Skarloey Railway

Postby StanierJack » Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:00 pm

onebigcog wrote:Hi,
be careful with the lining !
in the book .. Very Old Engines (which you show a picture from),
Skarloey is lined in Blue and Yellow.
In the other books the lining is just blue.

Also need to bear in mind that in VOE the cab is "missing"
it hadn't been built, so you would have to make sure the motor is well hidden in the firebox/boiler.

In Little Old Engine (LOE) far as I can tell the Slate wagons are two bar.

Should look v good in 0-16.5

Cheers
OBC


Thanks for that :D

Currently, I have a PECO talyllyn kit on order, aswelll as the branchlines chassis.

I'll have a spare cab and pony with wheels, as Skarloey was originally an 0-4-0ST. He was first, and then Rheneas, so I should do him first.

Slate wagons will be made from kits, and the hoppers will probably be Bachmann ones, don't quite know yet.

I want an excuse to run Duke, the Sudrian equivalent of Prince, but I need an excuse.

Plus, passenger stock. Help! What stock did the talyllyn use in the 1870's? I'm guessing coaches 1-5?

Neil, a Neilson boxtank, is also proving to be a problem. Any O gauge kits for such a locomotive? And suitable stock?
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Re: O-16.5 Skarloey Railway

Postby pete12345 » Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:34 pm

StanierJack wrote:I want an excuse to run Duke, the Sudrian equivalent of Prince, but I need an excuse.


Say that Duke was loaned to the Skarloey Railway to help with construction work on the line, or just say 'I wanted one'

Pete

P.S I hope you've got a camera handy, you know we all want to see pics of skarloey!
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Re: O-16.5 Skarloey Railway

Postby StanierJack » Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:29 pm

pete12345 wrote:
StanierJack wrote:I want an excuse to run Duke, the Sudrian equivalent of Prince, but I need an excuse.


Say that Duke was loaned to the Skarloey Railway to help with construction work on the line, or just say 'I wanted one'

Pete

P.S I hope you've got a camera handy, you know we all want to see pics of skarloey!


Skarloey will be shown in due time. The excuse for Duke sounds feasible.

I've decided on how to do the locomotives. Faces are the way to go. Of course, purist modellers would be disgusted but I want them to be recognised as Thomas models, and to show that fiction can make great models.

I got the Hornby 0-4-0 chassis for my attempt at Rheneas, so I should be building the body soon. A friend of mine (DoctorTankEngine on Youtube) has recently done a Rheneas, so I will be using that for a rough outline.
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Re: O-16.5 Skarloey Railway

Postby onebigcog » Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:08 pm

Hi,
You say you want to run Duke, why not model the Mid Sodor Railway (MSR) ?
as he appears in Duke the Lost Engine (DLR)
The only tricky thing is, I don't know of any kits (in O-16.5) for;
No3 Sir Haydn/Sir Handel or
No4 Edward Thomas/Peter Sam
Rev WA used them as Falcon and Stuart on the MSR along with Duke
before "moving" them to the Skarloey Railway.

Yes in the 1860s the TR only had the 4 original coaches, if you need pictures, try ..
http://www.talyllyn.co.uk/gallery/arch_wharf_2.html

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Re: O-16.5 Skarloey Railway

Postby StanierJack » Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:52 pm

Sorry to say this, but I have decided to do this in OO9 instead of O-16.5.

My reason for this is that I model OO, and this means I could incoperate both into one layout.

I'll still be finnishing Talyllyn as Skarloey when I get the time, so pics will be up soon.

I want to model it as present day, with TV series liveries. Maybe even fit Edward Thomas with a giesel as per books?

I'll see what I get from Warley... :D
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Re: OO9 Thomas Models

Postby StanierJack » Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:00 pm

Working out what to do, for now I'll get:

1x Edward Thomas kit Peter Sam

1x Wind-up Rusty toy (see pic)

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Model is nearly in scale, and for the price, which is £1.99, is a bargain with a motor bogie.

Also, Anyone know of a suitable Giesel casting for Edward Thomas?
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Re: OO9 Thomas Models

Postby TerryB » Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:38 am

StanierJack wrote:Working out what to do, for now I'll get:

1x Edward Thomas kit Peter Sam

1x Wind-up Rusty toy (see pic)

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Model is nearly in scale, and for the price, which is £1.99, is a bargain with a motor bogie.

Also, Anyone know of a suitable Giesel casting for Edward Thomas?


I'm a bit late posting on this thread ....sorry,but I dont visit this section very often, I'm mainly 00,Live Steam & 3rail {Hornby Dublo} ....
But I've just adapted a "Skaloey" from the same manufacturer to fit over the chassis of a Bachman "N" guage "Plymouth" deisel shunter.
Now OK, :roll: ...I know it aint protypical,theres no con-rods,pistons etc ....but many NG locos had inside cylinders [or at least the cyls were tucked right under the body,here I'm thinking along the style of the Kirklees Light Railway locos] ......and anyway, the "009 corner" of my layout is merely meant as moving scenery for my "00,LS & Dublo" layout.
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Re: OO9 Thomas Models

Postby Blaqkaudio009 » Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:19 am

Model is nearly in scale, and for the price, which is £1.99, is a bargain with a motor bogie.

better bargain still, a shop in welshpool is closing down and was selling those little wind ups for about 20p each :lol:
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