Tallylyn Railway

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Re: Tallylyn Railway

Postby Daniel11 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:58 pm

Sorry I still haven't made myself clear. Basically I want a standard gauge double fairlie or dolgoch in 00 scale and 00 gauge (not a ng loco but a similar design)
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Re: Tallylyn Railway

Postby b308 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:27 pm

As far as I know there was only one standard gauge Fairlie, see the loco on the right in the Wales section in this Wikki entry:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairlie

Dolgogh (and the Ffestiniog Fairlies) are narrow gauge locos, the only SG ones that would look remotely like it would be small old tank engines... try doing a Google Image search and see what you come up with.

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Re: Tallylyn Railway

Postby Daniel11 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:47 pm

Sorry I meant I would like a standard gauge (00 scale and 00 gauge) double fairlie or dolgoch.
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Re: Tallylyn Railway

Postby b308 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:09 pm

Sorry, I didn't make myself clear, no-one makes one, the closest you could get is making a 0-16.5 one but that would be bigger than your OO locos. Stick with your OO models to start with!

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Re: Tallylyn Railway

Postby Kindling » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:42 am

Hi, Daniel11.
I'm afraid you are into the realms of freelance models and scratchbuilding, or, at least, heavily adapted parts. For something standard gauge resembling Dolgoch, have a look at Wantage Tramways loco No.5 (Jane or Shannon), and imagine your railway ordered something similar from Fletcher Jennings.

http://wantage-museum.com/wp-content/up ... ramway.pdf

The loco still exists as Shannon at Didcot museum.

As for the Fairlie, a number of locos were built for export by various builders in the later 1800's of a variety of gauges.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairlie_locomotive

In contrast to the tiny Ffestiniog locos, some of these were large and extremely powerful. Early Fairlies were built in 1866 for the standard gauge Neath and Brecon railway. Again, let you imagination run riot, possibly starting with two L&Y pug chassis. The difficulty will be, of course, that you will have to pivot them from the main body structure as you would with the bogies of a diesel loco.

I wish you the best of luck in the weird and addictive world of freelance modelling!

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Re: Tallylyn Railway

Postby Daniel11 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:00 am

Thanks for your help!
At least with freelance I won't have to follow anything too closely so it can't go that wrong.
(Sorry about the double post!! I didn't look on the second page so thought it hadn't posted. :oops: :oops: )
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Re: Tallylyn Railway

Postby Pedanticmongrel » Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:44 pm

Standard gauge Dolgoch? Baxter on the bluebell is exactly that, very similar design, built by the same company too.
I'm back and now I model in 'Strain your eyes gauge'...


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